Game Stats Game Recap
|October 15 NORTH vs Central VARSITY Offensive Stats|
|HANKINS||32||245||7.7||3||52||0||1-5yd TD; 2-52yd TD; 3-10yd TD|
|BRAWDY||25||123||4.9||1||13||1||1-5yd TD; sacked once for -10yds|
|* thrown to|
|HESS||KO||3||156||52.0||60||1-touchback; 1-onsides; 1-out of bounds|
|RENFRO||Punt||####||1-blocked and returned for TD|
|Player||Total||TD rush||TD rec||TD ret||2pt XP||XP kick||Special|
|October 15 NORTH vs CENTRAL Team Stats|
|6.4||Avg yds per rush||1.0|
|7.8||Avg yds per completion||7.5|
|1 / -10||Sacked / Yards Lost||2 / -15|
|5.8||Avg yds per play||1.7|
|1||Passes HAD intercepted||1|
|0||Points scored off turnovers||6|
|5 / 50||PENALTIES / YARDS||11 / 110|
|5 / 10||3rd down conversions||1 / 10|
|1 / 5||4th down conversions||0 / 2|
|1ST||3:20||Hankins 5yd TD run||6 - 0|
|Renfro XP kick||7 - 0|
|2ND||10:40||Hankins 52yd TD run||13 - 0|
|Renfro XP kick||14 - 0|
|3RD||9:20||Edmondson 12yd TD blocked punt return||14 - 6|
|XP kick fails||14 - 6|
|5:14||Hankins 10yd TD run||20 - 6|
|Renfro XP kick||21 - 6|
|4TH||11:21||Brawdy 5yd TD run||27 - 6|
|Renfro XP kick||28 - 6|
|NORTH VS CENTRAL 10/15/2021 - DEFENSIVE STATS|
|PLAYER||SOLO||ASST.||T-FL||SACK||C FUM||R FUM||INT||BK||POINTS|
|59 DELSHAN DAVIS||2||3||1.5||1||0||0||0||0||12|
|04 ETHAN KING||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||10|
|36 SEAN BENNETT||2||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||9|
|09 CALE JOHNSON||2||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||8|
|68 JAYDEN HAZELWOOD||1||2||1.5||0||0||0||0||0||7|
|22 CAINEN NORTHINGTON||2||1||0.5||0||0||0||0||0||6|
|83 ANGUS DAVIS||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||6|
|40 DESHAUN HORNE||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||4|
|12 CHASE REEVES||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||4|
|99 AVIER MITCHELL||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||4|
|01 ACHILLES JOHNSON||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|27 KEONTA BARTON||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|51 GARRETT MOONEY||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|53 MITCHELL HAPPE||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|20 KAHLONTAJ BELL||0||1||0.5||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|02 JEREMIAH THOMAS||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1|
|35 KALEB HARRIS||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1|
|23 JORDAN HUNT||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|31 DYLAN HANES||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
NORTH BRUTALIZES BEARS 28-6
The North Huskies held the Central Bears to just 67 yards of total offense in a 28-6 mauling at Bundrant Stadium Friday night. North dominated with a season high 28 first downs and 385 yards rushing in an outcome that only Mother Nature could delay for any length of time. The victory reversed a trend in the series between the two teams as the Huskies recaptured the North Side Trophy from their archrivals.
DEFENSE SHINES THROUGHOUT
While there were two very notable performances on offense, it was the defense and “the wind” that told the story of the night. No individual defender had a statistically laden game full of tackles and turnovers, rather, it was a contest in which the entire squad performed at its highest levels of execution. As evidence, the Bears were held without a first down on their first four possessions and forced to punt after just three plays each time. In fact, over the course of the game, Central’s eight possessions would result in five punts, another attempted punt in which the kicker was tackled for loss, and two failed four down conversions. The Bears converted just a single third down in ten opportunities.
THE WEATHER HAS A SAY
It was Mother Nature’s influence on the punting game that kept the score reasonably close and resulted in Central’s only score of the game. A violent storm blew through Evansville’s north side and forced a delay in the game during the first quarter that lasted an hour. Following the storm, the temperature had dropped precipitously, and the wind continued to blow hard enough that the flags in Bundrant Stadium were standing full out and pointed due south for the duration.
North’s first two possessions of the game resulted in turnovers due to the wet and windy conditions, otherwise the score of the game could have been much more decidedly in the Huskies favor. Twice, when Central was forced to punt with the wind gusting up to 30 miles per hour at their back, the ball traveled over seventy yards before it would roll to a stop. This had the affect of reversing the field and forcing North to put together long, time consuming drives rather than moving in for quick scores.
Nonetheless, to say the Bears were helpless to delay the inevitable defeat would not be an understatement.
NOT EVEN THE WIND CAN HELP
Even when the wind was at their back, the Bears could not escape the relentless Husky defense. On their second possession of the game, a pair of underclassmen defenders for North made their presence known in their first ‘Rivalry’ game. Sophomore defensive back Cainen Northington stopped a runner for a short gain on first down, assisted on a tackle for loss on second down, and then defended a third down pass for an incompletion. On fourth down, with Central set to punt with a heavy wind at their back that could conceivably turn the field around for them, freshman Avier Mitchell took advantage of the punter’s delay in handling the snap from center and sacked the punter for a loss at the Bears’ 17 yard line.
It took just three handoffs to senior T.J. Hankins for the Huskies to batter their way into the end zone for their first touchdown of the evening. Not even a heavy wind in his face could prevent junior Mitchell Renfro from splitting the uprights to give North a 7-0 lead.
THE UNDERCLASSMEN CONTINUE TO REPRESENT
When Central next got the ball, junior linebacker Cale Johnson zipped into the backfield and nailed a runner for loss on first down. Senior Garrett Mooney stopped a runner at the line of scrimmage on second down, and sophomore cornerback Keonta Barton made his presence known on third down defending a long pass.
Central’s fourth possession continued the theme of underclassmen picking up the torch being passed on Senior Night for the Huskies. Junior safety Ethan King stopped a runner for no gain on first down, sophomore defensive tackle Delshan Davis did the same on second down, and junior linebacker Sean Bennett tackled the quarterback for loss on third down.
By all appearances, the Husky defense should be stout in 2022 based upon the season long production of these underclassmen and several others on the squad.
THE SENIORS ENJOY THEIR FINAL CLASH WITH THE BEARS
While the defense was stout and reigned supreme throughout the contest, this was a special night for North’s seniors. The Husky offense roared into Central territory nearly every time they touched the ball. North possessed the ball eleven times in the game. All but one of those possessions extended inside the Central 30-yard line. Four resulted in touchdowns, two field goal opportunities were unsuccessful, two resulted in turn overs, and two came up inches short of converting first downs to extend the drive.
It was a special senior night for both running back T.J. Hankins and quarterback Ethan Brawdy. For his part, Hankins would post his fifth game of the season with more than 100 yards rushing and second with more than 200 by gaining a career high 245 yards on 32 carries for three touchdowns. Brawdy became only the third player this century to win 12 games as a starting quarterback as he added his third career 100 yard rushing game with 123 yards on 25 carries.
A PROGRAM ON THE RISE
In the end, this victory was the product of a series of decisions, choices, and changes made by the architect of North’s return to football relevance in Evansville: head coach Joey Paridaen. For some programs, winning five or more games in three consecutive seasons may not appear to be a significant step forward, but the record book tells a different story for Evansville North.
The program has had many high points in its history and former coaches attained higher levels of success in individual seasons. North has a rich legacy thanks to a pair of truly talented and gifted men in Mike Wilson and Morris Riley. Their legacies have truly been the hallmark of success for the Huskies and they are duly recognized in the school’s Hall of Fame.
The last twenty years, however, have seen a peak and valley pattern that hasn’t met the standards for success set in decades past. Not since 2001 has North won as many as five games in three consecutive seasons. For many, it seemed the ‘Glory Days’ had long since passed the Huskies by. With Paridaen’s arrival a renewed sense of optimism has been rekindled in the North program. He has put together a staff that appears to be producing crops of underclassmen who are ready to play long before they are seniors. He has inspired groups of volunteers to provide their support efforts through the Booster Clubs, Youth Football Programs, financial contributors, and support personnel who lend time and talent to provide the logistical support necessary to sustain a viable football program.
If anything, Friday night’s complete and total dominance of a rival that has recently been unbeatable is representative of Coach Paridaen’s leadership, coordination, development, and steady progress to produce an organization that people and players WANT to be a part of. Organization’s typically take on the character of the person at the top of that organization. Friday night’s thumping of Central is testimony to the changes wrought by a Coach who has turned the North football program into a healthy, prospering, and flourishing organization.
|October 15 NORTH vs Central Possessions|
|N20||12||8||4||48||4||4:15||INT||Brawdy pass intercepted at C3||0 - 0|
|CENTRAL--one hour lightning delay during possession|
|C3||3||2||1||5||0||1:15||punt||Northington defends 3rd down pass||0 - 0|
|C46||5||5||0||26||2||1:10||fumble||Brawdy fumble at C20||0 - 0|
|C20||4||3||1||5||0||1:05||downs||A.Mitchell tackles punter after low snap||0 - 0|
|C17||3||3||0||17||1||0:45||TD||Hankins 5yd TD run||7 - 0|
|Renfro XP kick|
|C35||3||2||1||-2||0||1:50||punt||Barton defends 3rd down pass||7 - 0|
|NORTH--3rd play of drive begins SECOND QUARTER|
|N15||5||4||1||85||2||2:55||TD||Hankins 52yd TD run||14 - 0|
|Renfro XP kick|
|C20||3||3||0||-7||0||1:45||punt||Bennett QB sack on 3rd down||14 - 0|
|C42||4||3||1||9||0||1:35||downs||Brawdy stopped short on 4th&4||14 - 0|
|C33||11||3||8||57||4||4:30||INT||A.Davis intercepts pass at N1||14 - 0|
|N1||9||4||5||71||5||2:55||missFG||Renfro 35yd FG attempt misses||14 - 0|
|C40||3||2||1||-28||0||1:45||punt||wind-aided punt goes 72y to N16||14 - 0|
|N16||3||1||2||4||0||0:50||blkpunt||Edmondson 12yd TD blocked kick return||14 - 6|
|XP kick fails|
|N20||10||10||0||80||5||3:50||TD||Hankins 10yd TD run||21 - 6|
|Renfro XP kick|
|C19||3||1||2||2||0||1:20||punt||Barton defends 3rd down pass||21 - 6|
|NORTH--10th play of drive begins FOURTH QUARTER|
|N10||12||12||0||90||5||4:40||TD||Brawdy 5yd TD run||28 - 6|
|Renfro XP kick|
|C37||9||9||0||53||2||5:15||missFG||Renfro 28yd FG misses||28 - 6|
|C20||6||5||1||16||1||2:40||downs||Bennett & Thomas stop runner on 4th & 9||28 - 6|
|C41||2||2||0||19||1||1:40||game||28 - 6|
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