Game Stats Game Recap Game Possession Chart
|GOTT||2||7||3.5||1||5||0||5 yd TD|
|WHITLER||7||-15||-2.1||0||5||1||Sacked 5 times for -24 yds|
|* thrown to|
|Player||Total||TD rush||TD rec||TD ret||2pt XP||XP kick||FG|
|Oct 10 NORTH vs Christian Co. Team Stats|
|2.1||Avg yds per rush||8.5|
|10.6||Avg yds per completion||13.3|
|5 / -24||Sacked / Yards Lost||2 / -3|
|3.5||Avg yds per play||8.0|
|0||Passes HAD intercepted||1|
|0||Points scored off turnovers||7|
|4 / 25||PENALTIES / YARDS||11 / 82|
|5 / 13||3rd down conversions||4 / 10|
|1 / 4||4th down conversions||0 / 0|
|NORTH VS CHRISTIAN COUNTY 10/11/2008 - DEFENSIVE STATS|
|PLAYER||SOLO||ASST.||T-FL||SACK||C FUM||R FUM||INT.||B. KICK||POINTS|
The Huskies got off to a roaring start on Saturday night versus the Christian County Colonels. The opening play saw RB Travis Carlile run the 'stretch' 19 yards around right end. The green and white 'bulled' their way to five consecutive first downs with Carlile carrying much of the load.
On this drive they could do little wrong. When the possession appeared to stall at the Christian County 15, K Preston Meador aced a 33 yard kick through the uprights for an apparent field goal. A yellow flag was tossed on the play for roughing the kicker and North took the points "off" the score board and took over with first-and-goal from the seven yard line. WR James Gott rambled from the left side of the field to the right hand flag of the end zone on 3rd down for his seventh touchdown of the season. When the extra point kick was blocked, it gave the first indicator that an ill-wind might still blow on the evening.
The Colonels chose to 'take to the air' on their first possession and their quarterback displayed a strong but inaccurate arm. The Huskies forced a quick three-and-out, fielded the punt at their own 48, and began a second march into Christian County territory.
This time it was North's turn to try the aerial route to the end zone and the early returns worked in the Huskies' favor. Running a play-action fake draw on third and 14, QB Cameron Whitler connected with WR Mitch Parker for a 29 yard gain down the middle of the field. A first down draw play netted negative yardage, a procedure penalty cost five more yards, and three consecutive passes fell incomplete from the Christian County 21 yard line. North turned the ball over on downs.
The Colonels again attempted to throw against the Green Defense and this time yielded an interception to Gott (now playing defense) at their 46 yard line. RB Cameron Clements swept around left end for 28 yards on first down and North again had commanding field position.
Of the 37 plays from scrimmage in the first quarter in the game, thirty-five took place in Christian County territory.
For their efforts, however, North was only rewarded with the single touchdown at the 6:29 mark. The third possession stalled out at the 14 yard line when the Huskies attempted a pass to WR Drew Hawkins near the goal line only to have the throw fall incomplete.
The Husky defense, bolstered by the Christian County insistence on passing the ball, proved uncharacteristically stubborn. They allowed a first down at the visitors' 27 and then stuffed consecutive rush attempts for losses. Only a third down busted play in which the defense flushed the harried quarterback from the pocket netted positive yardage. Escaping the rush, the QB completed a desperation pass to an open receiver for a first down at the 40 yard line.
A false start by the offense was followed by an incomplete pass, a tackle by Gott that stopped the ball carrier behind the line of scrimmage, and a quarterback sack by DT Marcus Garrett. For the fourth straight possession, North's defense had confused, confounded, and concussed the Colonel offense.
Following a North three-and-out, Christian County met again with a stout North defensive stand. On first down at the Colonel's 30, DT Ivan Irvine stopped a Colonel runner for a one yard loss. Garrett did likewise on second down. LB Cameron Clements blitzed on 3rd down and completed the trifecta. Facing 4th and 15 from their 25, the blue-white-and-red of the Christian County uniforms were smeared with grass stains, dirt, and blood for their first half efforts.
HIGH WATER MARK
Three minutes and fifty-two seconds remained of the half and to this point the Colonels had lost three yards rushing on 11 attempts. They were two-of-seven passing with an interception and two-thirds of their 33 yards had come on a busted play in which they had narrowly escaped being sacked.
Taking the punt at the Christian County 46, the Huskies banged their way downfield. Mixing draw plays with a steady diet of shot-gun formation passes, North made their way to the Colonel 21 and looked to be going into half-time up two scores.
No one knew at the time that this would be the "high water mark" of the evening for the Huskies.
A first down pass to Parker fell incomplete, a second down reverse with Gott gained only two yards, and Whitler's option run for four yards carried the ball to the 15. Faced with fourth and four, Whitler again lined up in the shotgun formation and prepared to pass.
A strange thing happened at that point, however. Christian County began a string of correct defensive reads that would continue into the third quarter. Blitzing through a gap between center and left guard, the Colonels sacked Whitler for a three yard loss and the Huskies turned the ball over on downs. Including this play, Christian County would sack Whitler on five of nine passing attempts and hurry two of the other attempts.
North, which to this point had owned both lines of scrimmage and generated 192 yards of total offense in a single half of football, would only generate 40 yards of offense for the remainder of the game.
Christian County, on the other hand, was just getting warmed up.
Apparently set to run out the clock with just fifty seconds remaining when they took over, Christian County made two handoffs into the line. The second one proved fateful. The Colonel running back broke through the line, evaded a linebacker, and stripped three grasping would-be tacklers of their grips on his way to the end zone. His 81 yard run on the final play of the half set the tone for a melt-down by North of epic proportions.
The details don't bear repeating. The second half was a nightmare for the Huskies the likes of which haven't been seen since Freddie Krueger was providing "Nightmare On Elm Street" movies.
The opening kickoff of the second half went 91 yards for a touchdown. The aforementioned North offensive line breakdown set a season low for futility. The third quarter generated negative four yards offense for the Huskies and 15 points and 100 yards from scrimmage for the Colonels.
The carnage carried over from the offensive line to the defensive line in the fourth quarter when Christian County's starters averaged 19.3 yards per carry on seven attempts. The Colonels generated two touchdowns and five consecutive first downs on their seven rushes. Christian County overcame the fact that they were penalized seven times for 53 yards in the half to North's zero as though the difference didn't matter.
DT Dalton Lord made a sack in the third quarter, and DB Derek Hinsey and DE Mitch Rieber recorded stops for losses against the Colonel second team in the games waning moments. Those three plays represented the only times during the game's final 25 plays in which North gave up fewer than four yards.
This was a night in which no one played with distinction after the 22 minute mark. The break down was complete and the final score of 35-6 was 'earned' by all the participants.
With Central looming on the radar, the Huskies need to capture the first half disciplines of Saturday night's game, take them to heart, and carry them to the field if they are to stave off a similar fate.
|POSSESSION CHART NORTH vs Christian Co. 10/11/2008|
|N36||13||10||2||64||5||5:20||TD||Gott 5 yd TD run||6 - 0|
|XP att blocked|
|C23||5||0||3||-5||0||0:30||Punt||6 - 0|
|N48||9||2||6||31||2||2:20||downs||3 incomplete passes at 21 yd line||6 - 0|
|C21||2||1||1||9||0||0:30||INT||Gott intercepts pass at 46 yd line||6 - 0|
|C46||5||2||3||32||1||2:00||downs||stall at 14 yd line||6 - 0|
|Christian County||2ND QUARTER all but first two plays|
|C14||13||7||3||16||2||6:15||Punt||Garrett TFL and Sack during drive||6 - 0|
|N38||4||1||2||5||0||1:10||Punt||6 - 0|
|C30||4||3||0||-5||0||1:50||Punt||3 straight TFL by defense||6 - 0|
|C46||11||5||5||31||2||3:00||downs||Whitler sacked on 4th & 4 at 15||6 - 0|
|C18||2||2||0||82||0||0:50||TD||#23 81 yd TD run--miss 4 tackles on last play of half||6 - 7|
|C9||1||0||0||91||0||0:10||TD||#1 91 yd TD Kickoff Return||6 - 14|
|N33||4||2||1||-9||0||2:00||Punt||Whitler sacked -9 on 2nd down||6 - 14|
|C36||8||3||4||64||1||3:45||TD||#23 35 yd TD run||6 - 22|
|2pt conversion pass good|
|N37||7||3||3||12||1||1:30||Punt||Whitler sacked -6 on 3rd down||6 - 22|
|C32||8||5||1||8||1||3:30||Punt||CC penalties negate 2 big gains||6 - 22|
|N15||4||2||1||-2||0||1:00||Punt||Whitler sacked -5 on 3rd down||6 - 22|
|Christian County||FOURTH QUARTER|
|C49||1||1||0||51||0||0:10||TD||#23 51 yd TD run||6 - 28|
|XP att no good|
|N44||6||3||2||46||2||1:40||Fumble||Fumbled handoff on 10 yd line||6 - 28|
|C16||6||6||0||84||4||2:40||TD||#48 1 yd TD run; Run for 1st downs on first four plays of drive||6 - 35|
|N37||4||3||0||-2||0||2:05||Punt||6 - 35|
|C26||6||4||1||13||1||3:10||Punt||6 - 35|
|N15||4||3||1||10||1||2:15||Game||6 - 35|
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