Game Stats Game Recap
|Oct 2 NORTH vs Vincennes Lincoln VARSITY Offensive Stats|
|BRAWDY||3||-6||-2.0||0||1||Sacked 1 time for -6yds|
|* thrown to|
|Player||Total||TD rush||TD rec||TD ret||2pt XP||XP kick||Special|
|RENFRO||7||0||0||0||0||1||1-30yd FG; 2-23yd FG|
|Oct 2 NORTH vs Vincennes LINCOLN Team Stats|
|5.8||Avg yds per rush||3.6|
|10.7||Avg yds per completion||13.5|
|1 / 6||Sacked / Yards Lost||0 / 0|
|6.0||Avg yds per play||4.6|
|2||Passes HAD intercepted||0|
|0||Points scored off turnovers||6|
|8 / 57||PENALTIES / YARDS||9 / 85|
|7 / 15||3rd down conversions||6 / 15|
|2 / 6||4th down conversions||1 / 3|
|1ST||11:04||Presswood 74yd TD run||6 - 0|
|Renfro XP kick||7 - 0|
|1:40||Hardiman 6yd TD run||7 - 6|
|XP kick blocked by Gage Sales||7 - 6|
|2ND||11:08||Renfro 30yd Field Goal||10 - 6|
|6:28||Pfoff 60yd TD reception (Vickers)||10 - 12|
|Pfoff 2pt XP reception (Smith)||10 - 14|
|3RD||7:52||Mincey 7yd TD reception (Vickers)||10 - 20|
|Soderling XP kick||10 - 21|
|4TH||2:43||Renfro 23yd Field Goal||13 - 21|
|NORTH VS VINCENNES 10/02/2020 - DEFENSIVE STATS|
|PLAYER||SOLO||ASST.||T-FL||SACK||C FUM||R FUM||INT||BK||POINTS|
|61 GAGE SALES||6||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||18|
|53 MITCHELL HAPPE||5||2||0.5||0||0||0||0||0||13|
|90 AIDAN MERCER||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||10|
|03 T.J. HANKINS||2||1||1.5||0||0||0||0||1||10|
|01 ROBERT POLLARD||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||9|
|83 ANGUS DAVIS||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||8|
|42 DELAVION CRENSHAW||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||6|
|04 ETHAN KING||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||6|
|11 JEWELZ HAILEY||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||4|
|79 JAYDEN HAZLEWOOD||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|51 GARRETT MOONEY||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|46 MITCHELL RENFRO||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|33 LUKE WILLIS||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|30 JORDAN HUNT||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|09 CALE JOHNSON||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|08 JAYLON MITCHELL||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
BIG PLAYS ALLOWED, MISSED OPPORTUNITIES IN 21-13 LOSS TO ALICES
In an uncharacteristic display of missed opportunities and giving up big plays on defense, the North Huskies fell to Vincennes Lincoln 21-13 at Dale Inman Field. Despite gaining 150 more yards on offense and running 12 more plays than the Alices, the Huskies were unable to capitalize and put points on the board. Three turnovers each played a key role in the loss.
FIREWORKS START EARLY
The game’s first minute seemed awfully familiar to Husky fans. On third and eight at the 26, with quarterback Ethan Brawdy returned from an illness that forced him to miss last week’s game, the handoff went to senior Capelton Presswood. Left guard Gage Sales manhandled the defender in front of him, left tackle Gunnar Sales stepped around the end and walled off the linebacker, junior Cameron Gelhausen came from the outside and slammed the defensive end, and Kaleb Lowe pulled from his center position and led the way for Presswood. When Lowe turned the remaining defender and showed him to the sidelines, ‘Cape’ burst into the secondary, stiff armed the safety, and was off to the races.
For the thirteenth time in seven games, Presswood was on his way to the end zone and the game was just one minute old. Sophomore Mitchell Renfro—who would end up the team’s leading scorer on the night—nailed the extra point and it appeared the Huskies would make short-order of the Alices.
That play would serve as North’s lone touchdown of the game—but not because the offense didn’t produce.
THE DEFENSE REGAINS ITS MOJO
After a week that saw Mater Dei ring up yards early in the game against North’s run defense, Vincennes would find the going rough ‘up front’. Ten times in the first quarter they would run the ball into the line. For their efforts they would gain just 23 yards. Unfortunately, the last six they gained would be a touchdown that came because of an opportunistic defense of their own.
A DEFLECTION NETS LINCOLN SIX
With seven minutes gone, Brawdy dropped back to pass at the North 30. He whipped a pass to a receiver that bounced off the Husky’s hands and flew another five yards directly into the hands of a defender. With the ball at the North 29, the Alices converted a third and long with a pass that gave them a first and goal at the 14. Three running plays covered the distance and they trailed 7-6. On the extra point, Gage Sales forced his way through the line, got his hands up, and slapped the kick to the ground.
A DRIVE STALLS IN THE RED ZONE
Senior Delavion Crenshaw returned the kickoff out near mid-field and the Husky steam roller took off again. Presswood zipped for a 28 yard gain to the Lincoln 14 and it appeared North was comparatively unstoppable. A short run and two incomplete passes later, the Huskies were happy to walk away with a Renfro 30 yard field goal and a10-6 lead.
After Vincennes got a great kickoff return of their own that resulted in first and ten at the North 43, it fell to the defense to put the breaks on Lincoln. Senior Aidan Mercer shut down a run on first down, junior Jewellz Hailey ‘sniffed out’ a screen play and stopped it for loss on second down, and sophomore Angus King made a brilliant defensive play on a pass on third and long. When junior T.J. Hankins got a piece of the punt as it left the kicker’s foot, North took over at their thirty.
A FORESHADOWING OF THINGS TO COME
The offense seemed to respond to the defense’s ‘pick me up’ and a jet sweep with sophomore Jaylon Mitchell broke loose around end for 24 yards into Vincennes territory. Four plays later the Huskies failed to convert a fourth-and-three. It was a foreshadowing of several such trips for North.
As soon as the Huskies turned the ball over on downs, it appeared the defense would stand up Vincennes again and force a punt. Junior Garret Mooney stuffed a run and senior Robert Pollard defended a pass to set up third and long…
…and Vincennes responded with their biggest play of the night. One fourth of their yards gained in the game came on a single pass when a North defender fell down attempting to intercept the throw as it was caught by a Vincennes receiver. Cradling the ball and with no other defender near, the last 40 yards were a sprint to the end zone. Lincoln ran a half-back option pass on the two-point conversion and led 14-10.
TWO MORE TRIPS TO THE RED ZONE YIELD NOTHING
The Huskies’ offense appeared to answer the challenge. Taking over at the 35 after the kickoff, Presswood was sprung outside again—this time he ran to the right as the “Brothers Sales” both pulled and led the way on a ‘Student Body Right’ sweep. Freshman guard Timothy Dixon and sophomore tackle Jacob Kyle held their own long enough for the Sales brothers to smash the defenders trying to contain the end and Presswood did the rest.
With a first down at the Vincennes 47, Brawdy wasted no time in hitting Mitchell on a post pattern and the Huskies had first down at the 13-yard line. Over the next four plays the Huskies would commit an offensive holding and a false start and ultimately turn the ball over on downs at the 23.
The defense held Lincoln to ‘three-and-out’ and the Alices would go into halftime with just 30 yards rushing and, taking away the single scoring pass, 7 of 15 through the air for just 31 yards. North took over at their 35 with 2:49 to play in the half and Brawdy provided them the momentum they needed to take the lead.
Standing in the shotgun and with four receivers split wide, the junior quarterback surveyed the defense, selected Robert Pollard on a post rout, and lofted the ball over one defender and into the arms of Pollard, The receiver caught the ball in stride at the Vincennes 40 and took off for the end zone. He seemed to pull-up around the 15-yard line as if to fake a move on the defender trailing him, but the defender instead brought him down at the nine North had first and goal with just 1:16 to play in the half.
Presswood drove the ball to the three on first down. Brawdy was then removed from the game and T.J. Hankins came into play quarterback. Taking a direct snap with Presswood next to him, he dove into the line and made it to the one. After a Husky time out, Hankins again lined up at quarterback. The ball ended up on the ground and he barely made it back to the line of scrimmage to set up fourth and goal from the one.
After North’s final time out, Brawdy returned at quarterback, but the play fell apart before it could ever develop. Vincennes’ left defensive end shot through the line and blew up a play that appeared to be a designed pass to the ‘H’ back. Brawdy couldn’t escape the rush and Vincennes went into halftime leading 14-10.
ONE LAST BIG PLAY FROM THE ALICES
Vincennes received the kickoff and immediately picked up a first down from a Husky penalty. With the ball out past their 40, their quarterback dropped back to pass under a heavy rush from Angus Davis and freshman Kaleb Harris. In desperation as he was being tackled, the big quarterback launched the ball as far as he could throw it toward a receiver running a deep route to the right. The receiver saw the ball coming, slowed up a step, and allowed the Husky defender to pass him by. The ball came up just short enough that the gap between the two allowed the receiver to catch it for a 40-yard gain and a first down at the Husky 20. North’s defense forced a third down that Lincoln converted and then allowed a seven-yard touchdown pass for what would be Vincennes final score with 22 minutes to play in the game.
THE HUSKIES KNOCK ON THE DOOR
North responded with a textbook drive that certainly appeared to take the wind out of Vincennes. Relying heavily on Presswood to carry the load, the Huskies took eleven plays to set up first-and-goal at the Vincennes nine.
The big defensive end who stuffed the final play of the first half to halt a North scoring bid made his presence known again. Driving through the line, he sacked Brawdy for a seven yard loss on first down. A second down pass was thrown out of the end zone and a Presswood run on third down would gain nine but be stopped at the six-yard line. Renfro came in and hit his second field goal of the game to make the score 21-13.
THREE AND OUT BUT…
The Husky defense stopped the Alices easily with Crenshaw shutting down a sweep on first down followed by a pair of incomplete passes. Vincennes ‘shanked’ a punt and North had the ball at mid-field and looked to be in position to drive for another score.
An interception at the Vincennes 40 was returned to the North 38 and the defense was asked to hold the line again. Pollard came up in run support to drop a runner short of a first down and a pair of Lincoln passes fell incomplete as the game moved into the Fourth Quarter.
DODGE A BULLET
A mental mistake on a punt return resulted in the Huskies facing a first down at their five-yard line. Three plays later, a Brawdy punt would put Vincennes back on the ball at the North 44. Once again the defense would come up big in combination with a Lincoln penalty and a Gage Sales deflection of another kick. The Huskies dodged a bullet and had the ball back at their 35-yard line with nine minutes to play.
Using Presswood on the ground and Mitchell through the air, in seven plays the Huskies were back in the Red Zone and looking at a scoring opportunity. On third and one, the Huskies handed the ball to a runner to dive into the left side of the line…
…and the same defensive end who had ended the drive in the first half, the same defensive end who had sacked Brawdy in the third quarter to stall one drive, stripped the runner of the ball on this play and took off in the other direction. Tackled at the Vincennes 35, the Huskies FIFTH drive into the Lincoln Red Zone came away without a touchdown.
KEY INJURIES FILLED BY ABLE RESERVES
The Huskies were handed their second straight defeat and watched as important players were either helped off the field or stood on the sidelines in street clothes. Reserves came in to capably pick up where the starters left off. This is a team that has depth as well as great talent.
Little things continue to plague the Huskies. While the kicking game can obviously put points on the board, North was at a disadvantage on starting field position throughout the game. North’s starting field position through twelve possessions was their 29-yard line. Vincennes averaged starting from out beyond their 40. Eight penalties haunted the Huskies when they often occurred at critical moments.
Turnovers never occur at opportune times. To turn the ball over without forcing the opponent to do so often yields a losing score when the statistics tell the story of a different game. Such was the case Friday night at Dale Inman Field.
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