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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Morris overpowers Green Machine

  • When Geneseo traveled to Morris for their Week 3 match up, the Green Machine knew they would have their hands full with the Redskins. In the end, Morris proved to be too much for the visitors as the Redskins emerged with the 43-0 victory Sept. 7.
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  • When Geneseo traveled to Morris for their Week 3 match up, the Green Machine knew they would have their hands full with the Redskins.
    In the end, Morris proved to be too much for the visitors as the Redskins emerged with the 43-0 victory Sept. 7.
    "I think we did OK at first, but then had some things that snowballed," said head coach Larry Johnsen. "Watching them, they were exactly what we were afraid of, they were real big and aggressive. They won the game fair and square and credit goes to them."
    Morris struck first on an 11-yard touchdown run by Reese Sobol, and Fernando DelToro added the PAT kick for the 7-0 lead.
    The Redskins put two more touchdowns on the board in the second quarter with a 32-yard run by Zach Cinnamon and then Cinnamon connected with Jake Hogan for a 21-yard TD reception. DelToro added both PATs for the 21-0 Redskin advantage at the half.
    "Not getting points on the board before the half to answer their touchdowns was pivotal," said Johnsen. "Offensively, we did some things, but had no sustaining drives, and defensively, we stood our ground, but they wore us down and the margin for error in a game like this is real small."
    After the break, Morris broke the game open with a 64-yard run by Sobol, and DelToro's PAT kick was successful.
    Collin Grogan ran one into the end zone on a 37-yard run to end the quarter, and Kyle Hill converted the two-point conversion. Morris led 36-0 at the end of the third.
    Morris added one more touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run by Austin Laurie, and the PAT kick was good for the 43-0 win.
    "We all knew going in it was going to be a dogfight so it is not like we didn't know what was coming," said Johnsen.
    Geneseo was held to only 177 yards of total offense with 150 rushing and 27 passing.
    Leading the ground effort for Geneseo were Grant Burress with 31 yards on eight carries; Rayce Singbush, 29 yards on 13 carries; Luke Snyder, 25 yards on eight carries; and Mitch Miller, 23 yards on five touches.
    Ryan Webster ran for 22 yards on three carries, followed by Nate Johnson with six carries for 18 yards, and Brandon Mizlo had one carry for 2 yards.
    On Friday night, Snyder passed for 27 yards on completions to Matt Rowley of 8 yards, Mizlo had two catches for 13 yards and Burress added a catch for 6 yards.
    Defensively, Geneseo allowed Morris 345 yards of total offense with 281 on the ground and 64 passing. Caleb Biellier had a tackle for a loss, while Michael Daniels broke through the line to sack the Redskin quarterback.
    "We have to go home now and lick our wounds and then be ready to go against a good Sycamore team," said Johnsen. "We have to comeback and see what we are made of."
    Page 2 of 2 - The Green Machine (2-1 overall) will host Sycamore at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Bob Reade Field.

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