It was great to see some of our younger guys step up and make some big hits, play with passion and create some excitement. With injuries running rampant in the first couple weeks, we have had to rely on younger players more than ever. Freshmen Duncan Thompson and Gio Ramirez each had huge hits during the game that got our guys off their feet. Isaias Jantes started both ways and continues to get better and better each week. Finally, sophomore Dawson Blanchard had a key interception that stopped a Rainier scoring drive and proving that when called upon, our young bucks can can compete at the varsity level
Coach Foust again brought it with his eleven guys, holding Rainier to 8 points and barely 100 yards of total offense. Additionally they tacked on a safety with a sack in the end zone by Austin Eagon. Set the Cascade game aside and the defense has only allowed one touchdown per game and just over 200 yards of total offense. We’ll need to continue this as league play starts this week.
Our kicking game continues to be a huge advantage. Westerholm was perfect on her attempt in the contest and Taylor Barnes hit a huge field goal to give us a two score advantage as the game wound down and followed it up with a big touchback on the ensuing kick off to pin Rainier deep in their own territory.
We’ll always take a win and the opportunity to sing!!!!
We did not execute our assignments last Friday night hence the low score. It’s back to basics this week. We must do a better job of knowing our assignment before the ball is snapped in order to be successful on Friday nights. We must be confident in our base packages and a better job as we head into league play.
We have got to run downhill with the ball. We leave ourselves open to injuries and turnovers when we get tentative or run upright. We have always prided ourselves in running downhill at teams and have taken a step back.
Carelessness with the Football
We turned the ball over four times in the first half on Friday (3 fumbles and 1 interception). Teams that are ahead in turnover margin are usually teams that are successful over the course of a night and an evening. If we continue to be careless with the football it will be a long season. We need to run through traffic with both hands on the ball and we need to make sound decisions in throwing the ball.