Game Stats Game Recap
|August 28 NORTH vs Broad Ripple VARSITY Offensive Stats|
|HAGUE||2||2||100%||35||1||0||1) 26yd TD (Huebner)|
|COANE||12||124||10.3||1||28||0||1) 10yd TD|
|McDOWELL||9||50||5.6||1||20||0||1) 20yd TD|
|SELLERS||3||26||8.7||1||18||0||1) 12yd TD|
|LOWE||2||16||8.0||1||10||0||1) 10yd TD|
|CURTIS||5||10||2.0||1||9||0||1) 1yd TD|
|HUEBNER||1||1||26||26.0||1||26||1-26yd TD (Hague)|
|* thrown to|
|NEIGHBORS||Int||1||46||46.0||1||46||1-46yd TD (interception return)|
|SAMUEL||KO||4||170||42.5||50||1-onsides 4-squib 1-out of bounds|
|COANE||Punt||1||29||29.0||29||1-inside 20yd line|
|Player||Total||TD rush||TD rec||TD ret||2pt XP||XP kick||Special|
|SAMUEL||8||0||0||0||0||5||1-Field Goal (29yds)|
|August 28 NORTH vs BROAD RIPPLE Team Stats|
|7.5||Avg yds per rush||2.4|
|11.7||Avg yds per completion||19.0|
|0 /0||Sacked / Yards Lost||3 / 22|
|7.6||Avg yds per play||3.7|
|0||Passes HAD intercepted||1|
|24||Points scored off turnovers||0|
|7 / 80||PENALTIES / YARDS||5 / 45|
|1 / 5||3rd down conversions||3 / 8|
|2 / 3||4th down conversions||0 / 1|
|1st||7:30||Curtis 1yd TD run||6 - 0|
|Samuel XP kick||7 - 0|
|2nd||6:05||Sellers 12yd TD run||13 - 0|
|Samuel XP kick||14 - 0|
|0:54||Samuel 29yd field goal||17 - 0|
|3rd||9:35||Coane 10yd TD run||23 - 0|
|XP kick missed||23 - 0|
|5:10||Lowe 10yd TD run||29 - 0|
|Samuel XP kick||30 - 0|
|4:10||Neighbors 46yd TD interception return (Wills)||36 - 0|
|Samuel XP kick||37 - 0|
|3:30||McDowell 20yd TD run||43 - 0|
|Samuel XP kick||44 - 0|
|0:57||Will 17yd TD run||44 - 6|
|2pt pass attempt failed||44 - 6|
|4th||7:15||Huebner 26yd TD reception (Hague)||50 - 6|
|XP kick blocked||50 - 6|
|1:45||Rose-Hendricks 8yd TD reception (Will)||50 - 12|
|Rose-Hendricks 2pt reception (Will)||50 - 14|
|NORTH VS BROAD RIPPLE 8/28/2015 - DEFENSIVE STATS|
|PLAYER||SOLO||ASST.||T-FL||SACK||C FUM||R FUM||INT||BK||POINTS|
NORTH SHOOTS DOWN ROCKETS 50-14
Blowing open the game early in the third quarter with 27 points scored off Broad Ripple turnovers and miscues, the North Huskies shot down the Rockets by a score of 50-14. Sharing the carries between runners, the Huskies had five different backs score rushing touchdowns. Senior defensive back Tre' Neighbors chipped in with a spectacular 46 yard return of an interception for a touchdown. Sophomore receiver Ryan Huebner capped off the scoring with a breath taking one-handed catch along the sidelines after which he regained his balance, stayed in bounds, and dashed to the end zone. Fellow sophomore Thomas Samuel booted a 29 yard field goal and converted five extra points.
EARLY GOING ALL "BROWN"
The Huskies stepped off the bus a heavy favorite at Dietrich Memorial Stadium. The Rockets dress only 29 players and that count includes eleven freshmen. Senior Bryce Brown, a three year starter in the offensive line for North, dominated the middle of the line of scrimmage from the early going and it continued throughout the game. The count of pancake blocks by Brown in the first quarter alone was too many to keep track. As a result, the Huskies' power running game had plenty of room in which to operate.
On North's initial possession, junior Shawn Coane carried the ball on the first five plays and gained 56 of his game high 124 yards. The ninth play of the opening drive saw senior quarterback Austin Curtis run a sneak behind Brown straight into the end zone for the Huskies' first score.
THE OH-LINE PULLS THE HUSKY SLED
The Huskies' running game ate up a tremendous amount of clock and the defense bottled up Broad Ripple's shotgun style offense. When the Rocket punter's second short kick of the game rolled dead at the Broad Ripple 36, it was more of the same from the Green and White. Coane opened up with an 11 yard run to the 25. Curtis took an option around left end and gained another nine to the 16. Three plays later junior Daniel Sellers carried an inside 'counter' play through the defense and sprinted 12 yards for the Huskies second tally.
Broad Ripple's only serious threat occurred on their next possession when a receiver slipped behind the secondary and gained 45 yards to the North 9 yard line. Senior Trais Lowe then stepped up to the challenge and recovered a fumbled snap between the quarterback and center. Following the turnover, the offensive line continued to batter the Rockets into submission and North went on a 91 yard drive that ended with a field goal by Thomas Samuels. The highlight of the drive was senior Dylan Heiman's 41 yard scamper along the visitor sidelines for a first down at the Broad Ripple 26.
If things were difficult for the Rockets in the first half, they got immediately worse after the break. Brown set the tone with a two yard tackle-for-loss on first down, Coane broke up a pass play over the middle on second down. Junior middle linebacker Cage Street nailed a runner on third down. Broad Ripple's misery continued when their punter touched a knee to the ground trying to field a low snap from center. North took over at the 6 yard line and Coane ran the ball into the end zone two plays later.
Street then nailed a runner, forced and recovered a fumble, and the Huskies were back on offense. Coane burst around end on a run that looked like it was stymied until he twisted free of two would be tacklers and ran over a third before being pulled down after a 28 yard gain. Four plays later Lowe ran to pay dirt from the ten and the Huskies went up 30-0
Because of the deficit in the score the Rockets abandoned the running game and on their second play of the ensuing possession, senior Tre' Neighbors jumped a rout over the middle and snagged an interception at the 46 yard line. Picking up a pair of blockers, he threaded his way down the middle of the field and went the distance for a touchdown. North led 37-0
27 POINTS IN SIX MINUTES OF PLAY
On their fourth possession of the third quarter, Broad Ripple jumped off-sides on the first play and then senior linebacker Marquall Harvey blitzed into the backfield on the second play. Grabbing the quarterback's arm, he stripped the ball free and Coane recovered the fumble at the Rockets' 20 yard line. Senior running back Trevor McDowell burst through a hole on the right side that a truck could have driven through and went the distance to the end zone. The Huskies rang up 27 points in just six minutes of play and the score was 44-0.
The Junior Varsity played the rest of the game augmented by some veteran defenders to prevent any quick scores and they acquitted themselves well. Sophomore quarterback Caleb Hague showed poise and a deft touch with the football. Fellow sophomore Keegan Escamilla displayed fast feet on offense. Juniors Matthew Mays and Aaron Rausch both threw runners for losses and seniors Ryheem Dickerson and Gerald Seib were in constant contact with receivers and ball carriers.
MEMORIAL FRIDAY NIGHT
The Huskies beat a team convincingly that they were supposed to beat convincingly. They did it without committing a turnover and accounted for the few elite athletes that Broad Ripple had at all times. The power running game has gelled behind an offensive line that no longer looks like it contains four first-year starters. The linebacker corps roams the field with abandon and the defensive line appears capable of slowing down opponents.
Memorial will give the biggest read on what to expect the rest of the season. Last season's surprising 28-6 loss at the hands of the Tigers came as a direct result of turnovers and bad tackling. The 2015 Huskies lack some of the firepower of last year's squad and run a more basic, methodical style of offense. Similar ball handling and tough tackling to what we saw Friday night in Indianapolis will be necessary if North is to win on the road at Enlow Field.
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