On a cool and misty night the Red team beat the visiting St. Louis #2 team 23 to 0. This win gave the Red team 8 victories and an undefeated season.
The game began with a nice drive by the Red squad with Brandon Nicholson going the final 8 yards on a rush around the left side. Andrew Tancredi tacked on the PAT. The defense kept the momentum going later in the quarter when Casey Cooper tackeld the runner in the endzone for a safety giving the Owls a 9 to 0 lead at the end of the 1st period. Later in the 2nd period the Owls struck paydirt again. This time Grayson Pollan found Parks Painter in the left flat and then Painter made a great run shaking off 5 attempted tacklers to get the endzone from 28 yards out. Tancredi's PAT split the uprights and the Red squad goes in at the half up 16 to 0. The final "official" score of the night came midway in the 3rd quarter when 7th grade QB Louis Brundick throws a nice ball to Van Thompson who makes a nice catch and spins away from the defender to get to paydirt and complete the 24 yard play. Tancredi with the help of holder Pollan and the dependable snapping of Walker Griesbeck completed the scoring for a final score of 23 to 0. The Red tried to add a little excitement in the 4th quarter but nice runs by Nathaniel Griffin and Catcher Miller were called back because of holding penalties.
Congrats to players and coaches on finishing the season 8-0.
The Red team traveled over to CBHS to take on St. Louis #1 in tough match up. The team prevailed 34 to 0 against a tough opponent playing their overall best game of the year. It was an excellent effort by our team as we played physically tough football but also controlled our emotions in a tense environment.
The 1st quarter had both teams make good drives that ended in turnovers and no scoring. The 2nd quarter got interesting. Our team went for it on 4th and short from the 49 and a great catch by Van Thompson on a pass from Grayson Pollan turned into a 47 yard gain. Pollan sneaked it in from the 2 and Andrew Tancredi tacked on the PAT. The next series the defense got into the scoring column as Brandon Nicholson picked up a backwards fumbled pass and returned it 20 yards for a TD. Tancredi again tacked on the PAT. After 2 unsportsmanlike conduct penalties against St. Louis the Owls attempted and recovered an onside kick at the 16 yard line and followed that with a Pollan pass to Jack Jarratt that covered the 16 yard distance for a score. The 2PAT was unsuccessful but a tight game had turned into a 20 to 0 lead at the half.
The Owls kept up the momentum in the 3rd quarter when Louis Brundick hit Sims Miller down the sideline on a beautiful throw and catch. Miller ran away from the defense to score on the 57 yard play. Tancredi hit the PAT. Makhi Shaw made a nice strip tackle on the next series and also recovered the fumble.
The Owls were not finished as Pollan hit Parks Painter down the seam in the 4th quarter for a 35 yard TD pass. Tancredi was finished the scoring making the final score 34 to 0. The entire team really contributed to the win. Strong defensive play by Catcher Miller, Clayton Kuhlo, and Michael Ray with linebacker play by Tee Perry and Makhi Shaw helped control on strong St. Louis run game.
The Red team attempts to complete an undefeated season next Wednesday at Stokes Stadium when they host the St. Louis #2 squad at 7:30. The Blue team will host St.Dominic at 6pm as they are also trying to finish undefeated. Should be a great night for football and a chance to celebrate a great season for both squads.
In a defensive struggle the Red squad came out victorious over the BCS Gold team 14 to 0 at BCS. Scoring for the Owls were Van Thompson on a pass from Brandon Nicholson and then Nicholson on a rush. Coach Thompson reported that the defense played great led by the D-Line of Casey Cooper, Catcher Miller, Clayton Kuhlo, and Michael Ray. Nicholson and Miller had interceptions and Ray had two big sacks.
This pushes the Red teams record to 6-0. They have two big games remaining vs the St. Louis squads. First up is next Thursday against the St. Louis #1 team over at CBHS at 6pm.