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North 49 Bosse 36 - Central Stadium Aug 22, 2008

Game Stats    Game Recap    Game Possession Chart

Offense

Passing              
Player Att Com % Yards TD INT Notes:
WHITLER 19 12 63% 263 2 0 1-46 yd TD (Gott); 2-14 yd TD (Parker); 2pt (Parker)
STROHMEIER 0 0  -- 0 0 0  
TOTAL 19 12 63% 263 2 0  
             
Rushing              
Player Att Yds Avg TD Long Fum Notes:
GOTT 2 74 37.0 1 63 0 63 yd TD
CLEMENTS 8 69 8.6 1 30 1 8 yd TD
CARLILE 12 52 4.3 2 18 0 6 yd TD; 1 yd TD
GARRETT 2 13 6.5 0 12 0  
SCOTT 6 -8 -1.3 1 15 1 15 yd TD
WHITLER 1 -4 -4.0 0 0

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Botched handoff
TOTAL 31 196 6.3 5 63 2  
             
Receiving              
Player Rec To " Yds Avg TD Long Notes:
PARKER 5 8 56 11.2 1 19 14 yd TD; 2pt XP
HAWKINS 3 3 70 23.3 0 52  
CLEMENTS 2 3 81 40.5 0 69  
GOTT 2 4 56 28.0 1 46 46 yd TD
HUFFARD 0 1 0  -- 0 0  
TOTAL 12 19 263 21.1 2 69  
  * thrown to        
             
Returns              
Player Type No. Yds Avg. TD Long Notes:
GOTT KO 3 53 17.7 0 28  
PARKER KO 2 22 11.0 0 21  
HAWKINS KO 1 12 12.0 0 12  
GOTT Punt 1 1 1.0 0 1  
TOTAL   7 88 12.6 0 28  
             
Kicks              
Player Type No. Yds Avg. Long   Notes:
MEADOR KO 8 400 50.0 62   2 touchbacks
PARKER Punt 1 38 38.0 38   0 yards returned
TOTAL   9 438 48.7 100    
             
Scoring              
Player Total TD rush TD rec TD ret 2pt XP XP kick FG
CARLILE 12 2 0 0 0 0 0
GOTT 12 1 1 0 0 0 0
PARKER 8 0 1 0 1 0 0
CLEMENTS 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
SCOTT 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
MEADOR 5 0 0 0 0 5 0
TOTAL 49 5 2 0 1 5 0

Team Stats

NORTH   BOSSE
13 FIRST DOWNS 14
5 Rushing 13
7 Passing 1
1 Penalty 0
196 RUSHING YARDS 286
31 Rushing attempts 44
6.3 Avg yds per rush 6.5
263 PASSING YARDS 77
19 Attempts 10
12 Completions 5
63% Completion % 50%
21.9 Avg yds per completion 15.4
0 Sacked / Yards Lost 2 / 12
459 TOTAL YARDS 363
50 Plays 54
9.2 Avg yds per play 6.7
2 TURNOVERS 2
2 Fumbles lost 1
0 Passes HAD intercepted 1
6 Points scored off turnovers 12
1 / 5 PENALTIES / YARDS 6 / 36
4 / 7 3rd down conversions 2 / 8
1 / 1 4th down conversions 2 / 4

Offensive line blocking scores:

 

Defense

NORTH VS BOSSE 8/22/2008 - DEFENSIVE STATS
                 
PLAYER SOLO ASST. T-FL SACK C FUM R FUM INT. B. KICK  POINTS
DREW HAWKINS 7 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 20
RYAN HUFFORD 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
CAMERON CLEMENTS 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
TRAVIS CARLILE 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
BRANDEN SCOTT 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
IVAN IRVINE 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 9
JAMES MARION 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
RYAN WICKHAM 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 8
MITCH PARKER 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
KYLE HOLLAND 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
MARCUS GARRETT 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
BEN GREEN 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
JAMES GOTT 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
CHASE JOHNSTON 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TONY MENDOZA 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
                  0
                  0
                  0
                  0
                  0
                  0
TOTALS 37 30 4 2 1 1 1 0 122

Game Recap

Occurring in the midst of the 2008 Olympics, it was only fitting that the Huskies’ 08 season opener resembled a track meet.  In fact, it resembled a relay race in which two teams blaze out of the blocks, battle through the turn, go neck and neck down the back stretch, and then watch as one anchor man brings home a victory and the other falters.

Such was the North versus Bosse varsity football game at Central Stadium Friday night.

In a thrilling 49-36 victory, the Huskies displayed the kind of speed that has become a hallmark of Mike Wilson coached teams for decades.  What they also showed was something that hadn’t been witnessed in quite some time: a precision passing game capable of converting key third downs and sustaining long drives.

1st QUARTER

The opening drive of the ’08 season certainly resembled the ’07 version of the Huskies.  A good kickoff return gave the Big Green good field position, a medium pass from QB Cameron Whitler got turned into a 52 yard gain by WR Drew Hawkins, and then HB Travis Carlile powered the ball past two defenders and into the end zone.  Less than a minute and thirty seconds into the event and the Huskies had claimed a seven point lead.

The Empire Strikes Back

Bosse, whom North had beaten in 11 straight bouts dating back to 1997, was not without their own weapons this season.  The most prominent of these was an expatriate Husky who carried the ball six of the seven plays in their opening drive and scored a touchdown.  When a North back was stripped of the ball on the Huskies’ next possession, a Bulldog defender snatched it up and rambled down the sideline 55 yards uncontested for the go ahead score.  Suddenly the Huskies were behind and trailing the Scarlet and Gray for the first time since 2004.

Clements Atones

With the ball at the 30 yard line and trailing 14-7, the North aerial game hooked up for its longest play of the night.  With Whitler rolling to his right, he pivoted and threw back to his left and found RB Cameron Clements about 7 yards deep behind the Bulldog linebackers.  Clements, who had been victimized by the Bosse defense in the earlier drive when he fumbled and it was returned for a touchdown, was not to be denied this time.

Having already stepped outside his one-on-one coverage, he dashed toward the sideline, picked up a blocker, and zoomed downfield.  The junior fullback appeared to run out of gas as he neared the finish line and got tackled just short of the goal line.  The play covered 69 yards and when Carlile capped the drive with a 1 yard touchdown burst, the Huskies knotted the score at 14.

When Worlds Collide

Bosse didn’t appear to be what has become described as a “typical” Bulldog club—this one has teeth.  On their final possession of the quarter, Bosse began moving the ball from their 20 out toward mid-field.  One tall receiver appeared to be the Bulldogs’ primary target as they moved him around the field in formations designed to try and spring him.  It would fall to a collision between two Husky defenders to provide him the best opportunity to spring forward.

As the Bosse quarterback dropped back, the tall receiver ran a fade pattern down the left sideline in front of the Bulldog bench.  With CB Ben Green in coverage, it appeared that he was out-leapt for the ball as it arced toward the lanky Bosse receiver.  As the two came down, Green shifted into pursuit mode to try and force the receiver out of bounds.  At precisely that moment, sophomore S Caleb Kinnaird came careening across in coverage, made a sweep at the receiver’s ankles, and collided with Green.  The Bulldog receiver recovered his balance, tip-toed the sideline, and streaked unchallenged the remaining 40 yards to the end zone.

The track meet was ablaze in all its glory.

2ND QUARTER

Gott Posts Up

The Husky aerial game was just beginning to get unleashed.  After an exchange of punts, the potent North air blitz began.  From the Husky 35, Whitler connected with WR Mitch Parker on his 3rd reception of the evening for 19 yards.  With the Bulldog defense concentrating on Parker, it was time for Coach Wilson to turn to his speed merchant, senior James Gott.

A city hurdles champion in track and field, Gott carries a reputation as the fastest player on the ’08 Huskies.  By all appearances Friday night, that reputation is well deserved.  Lined up on the right flank and with Parker drawing a crowd on a drag route underneath, Gott drew one-on-one coverage.  When the safety shifted to cover Parker underneath, it left the cornerback covering outside with no help in the middle.  With Gott running a post route, the defender was stuck hopelessly behind him and Gott raced past him into the heart of the unprotected Bosse deep secondary. 

Whitler tossed a perfect spiral 30 yards to hit the diminutive wide receiver mid-stride and Gott was off-to-the races for a 46 yard TD reception.  When Whitler hit Parker for two points on the conversion, North had regained a tie.

Back To The Air

Bosse took advantage of a short field on their next possession—courtesy of a 53 yard kickoff return—and went back up eight points.  With four minutes remaining in the half, Coach Wilson again took stock of all of his weapons.

Mixing runs with throws, it was a pass interference penalty that enabled North to roll past mid-field.  Gott was open in the deep middle again only to be held by a Bulldog defender as the pass arced toward him.  When the drive appeared it might stall on 3rd and ten at the Bosse 28,  Whitler dropped back to pass on perhaps the game’s most critical play.

If the Bulldogs held, they would gain momentum that would carry them through halftime.  If the Bulldogs held, their confidence (already at an apparently high level) would soar.  If the Bulldogs held, the Bosse faithful would begin to smell Husky blood in the water…

Whitler looked first toward Parker, saw him covered, and then checked down to Clements on an alternate path in the flat.  Hitting him squarely in the numbers with the football, Clements did his part and bore down on the Bosse defense with abandon.  For his effort he was rewarded with a 12 yard gain and a first down at the Bulldog 16.  Three plays later, Whitler hit Parker on a crossing route for a 14 yard touchdown and the Huskies were within two points at the half.

3rd QUARTER

The Defense Makes It’s First Stand

The Bulldogs reached their “high water” mark on the first drive of the third quarter.  North’s defense had been scorched for 267 yard in the first half and 191 of them had come on the ground.  Bosse made a halftime decision to grind out the tough yards up front to begin the second half.

It was a fateful decision on their part.

The Bulldogs are not a deep ball club.  Their numbers are few compared to the North sidelines.  As things worked out, not only were they shallow, they were also unprepared for the grind.

Initial results appeared promising for them as they drove deep into Husky territory on a twelve play drive.   Eleven of the twelve plays were on the ground—the Bulldogs were playing ‘smash mouth’ football.  The North defense bent all the way back to its 33 yard line during the onslaught, but when the chips were down, the defense held.

On third and 11, Bosse direct snapped to a running back and came precariously near a first down before the North defenders forced the runner out of bounds.  On fourth and one, the Bulldogs once again called a “dive” play that had worked for them all night.

Not this time.

This time the Big Green line surged forward, filled the gaps, and stopped the runner for no gain.  After an eight minute opening drive, Bosse was, for all intents and purposes, done for the evening.  They expended so much energy on the drive trying to grind out and wear down the North defenders that they wore themselves down instead.

Gott Provides The Game-Breaker

If there’s a way to break a team’s spirit, it’s to do something with apparent ease that they have failed to accomplish with their best efforts.  North did just that and ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’ came in the form of James Gott.

Just two plays after North’s defense made their stand, Coach Wilson allowed Gott the wide side of the field to roam in.  The speedster was outside the end before the Bulldogs recognized what had happened and the senior wide out raced 63 yards for the score.  In less than 30 seconds, the Huskies had accomplished what the Bulldogs had battled nine minutes and failed to achieve.  The score was now 35-30 and the Big Green never looked back

4th QUARTER

The Infantry Assault Begins

Where the first half had been all about the air game—Whitler had thrown for nearly 250 yards in the first stanza—the second half was about reducing the Bulldogs via the running game.  When the defense again made a stand and forced a Bosse punt on their next possession, North called on the infantry to take ownership of the line of scrimmage.

North first drove 62 yards in five plays with Clements scoring on an 8 yard run off left guard to extend the lead to 42-30.  When sophomore DB Ryan Wickham picked off a pass at the North 46 yard line, the Huskies mounted an eight play drive that ended with junior RB Brandon Scott going 15 yards around right end for the score.  When K Preston Meador added on his fifth extra-point conversion of the evening, the Huskies held a commanding 49-30 lead with only 4:44 to play. 

A GOOD START

In total, the questions of the first half were answered in the second half.  North defensive coordinator Marty Ohlsen altered the defensive schemes and appeared to come up with a linebacker corps that could support the line’s efforts.  Where Bosse had gained 267 yard in the first half, they were held below 100 in the second half. 

The defense was torched for 8 plays longer than 10 yards during the first half and yielded just three after the break and forced two turnovers.  Tackling was appreciably better in the second stanza.

From an offensive point of view, the Huskies generated 459 yards.  The quarterback was never thrown for a sack and seldom hurried on his throws.  North produced an amazing five plays that were 33 yards in length or longer.

When they had to control the line of scrimmage and sustain drives, they were able to do so.  When they needed the big play to break out of a tight spot, they got it.  Turnovers were limited to two fumbles that can be addressed with better fundamentals.

It was a solid start to the season and the confidence builder that both the team and the Husky faithful needed.


POSSESSIONS:

August 22 NORTH VARSITY vs Bosse Possessions  
                 
FIRST QUARTER            
NORTH                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
N42 2 1 1 58 1 1:10 TD Carlile 6 yd TD - Key Play: Hawkins 42 yd Reception (Whitler)  7 - 0
                 
BOSSE                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
B20 7 7 0 80 2 3:50 TD 56 yd TD run; XP no good 7 - 6
                 
NORTH                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
N38 3 2 1 17 1 1:00 Fumble Clements fumble returned 55 yards for TD by Bosse 7 - 14
                 
NORTH                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
N30 2 1 1 70 1 0:20 TD Carlile 1 yd TD - Key Play: Clements 69 yd Reception (Whitler) 14 - 14
                 
BOSSE                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
B20 8 5 3 80 2 4:20 TD 55 yd TD pass; 2p XP 14 - 22
                 
NORTH - first 3 plays 1st Quarter, rest 2ND QUARTER  
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
N28 7 2 5 24 2 2:40 Punt 3 dropped passes 14 - 22
                 
BOSSE                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
B10 8 7 1 34 3 5:00 Punt Irvine sacks QB sets up 3rd long 14 - 22
                 
NORTH                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
N34 3 1 2 66 1 0:30 TD Gott 46 yd TD reception (Whitler) 22 - 22
                 
BOSSE                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
N28 3 3 0 28 1 1:30 TD 9 yd TD run ; 2p XP - Key Play: 53 yard KO return 22 - 30
                 
NORTH                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
N33 10 4 6 67 4 3:00 TD Parker 14 yd TD (Whitler); 2p XP attempt no good 28 - 30
                 
BOSSE                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
B12 5 4 1 27 2 1:00 Half Garrett Sack QB 28 - 30
                 
SECOND HALF              
BOSSE                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
B16 13 12 1 51 3 7:30 Downs Hold on 4th & 1 at NHS 33 28 - 30
                 
NORTH                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
N33 2 2 0 67 0 1:00 TD Gott 63 yd TD run 35 - 30
                 
BOSSE                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
B23 6 3 3 25 2 3:00 Punt Scott smothers screen of 3rd & 10 35 - 30
                 
NORTH - 1st two plays end of 3rd Quarter, rest 4th Quarter  
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
N38 5 5 0 62 2 2:10 TD Clements 8 yd TD - Key Play: Clements 33 yd run 1st play 42 - 30
                 
BOSSE                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
B41 4 3 1 -1 0 1:00 INT Wickham interception 42 - 30
                 
NORTH                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
N46 8 6 2 54 2 5:45 TD Scott 15 yd TD - Key Play: Gott 11 yard run on 4th & 9 49 - 30
                 
BOSSE                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
B20 2 2 0 5 0 0:45 Fumble Hawkins recovers fumble 49 - 30
                 
NORTH                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
B21 3 3 0 -14 0 1:00 Fumble Scott fumbles & Bosse returns 65 yards for a TD 49 -36
                 
NORTH                
Start Plays Run Pass Yards 1st Down Time Result Notes Score
N49 3 3 0 -3 0 2:20 End   49 -36

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