Stark County capitalizes on mistakes
As all games go there is a winner and a loser, and sadly Stark County came away, a 27-0 winner. Good teams capitalize on the others miscues and mistakes.
"It seemed that every mistake we made ended with points for Stark County," said Coach Terry Anderson on the performance of Friday, Aug. 29, game.
With two fumble recoveries, one interception, rushing yardage of 204 and 173 yards of passing by Stark County, Cambridge could not recover. Clayton Carr’s 9 of 30 for 72 yards passing performance does not hold the whole truth.
"Our passing game wasn’t clicking as well as we needed it to," said Coach Anderson, "There were some deeper routes that we had that we just couldn’t connect on, and we dropped some short to mid-ranged balls that were thrown well."
Every cloud has a silver lining and this game was no exception. The silver lining last Friday night came in the form of the Viking offensive line.
"I was happy with the play of our offensive line," said Anderson, "for allowing only one sack in 30 passing attempts, as well as opening holes for running back, Patrick Morey."
Morey who ran for 146 yards on 22 carries, averaging 6.64 yards a carry. Hailing, that the Viking running game is alive and well this season.
The defensive line stayed on their heels throughout the night, with senior T.J. Kane and junior Riley Lavin combining for a total of 17 tackles. Marc Goodwin should also be taken into account with 14 tackles, making him the stand-out for the defense. The night was not a total loss with two successful interceptions by Ryan Prevost and Steven Lenertz.
"Our defense was able to come up with a couple three and outs," said Anderson, about the key points of Friday’s defensive game.
"We knew that there would be some mistakes in the first week," said Anderson, "I was pretty satisfied with the performance that we got on Friday night."
As first weeks go the week was rather rough. The Vikings ended with a loss, but gained knowledge that they will take with them through the rest of the season.
CHS 0 0 0 0 0
SC 7 7 13 0 27
Team Statistics: First downs: CHS 10/ SC 18; Yards Rushing: CHS 144/ SC 204; Yards Passing: CHS 72/ SC 173; Total Yards: CHS 216/ SC 377; Penalties-yards: CHS 2-10/ SC 4-35; Fumbles lost: CHS 3 lost 2/ SC 2 lost 0; Interceptions: CHS 2/ SC 1.
CHS individual statistics: Rushing: (attemps, yardage, average) Morey 22,146,6.64; Prevost 1,0,-1; Carr 4,6,1; Passing: ( comp, att, int, td) Carr 9,30,1,0; Receiving: (pc, yds, td) Root 2,15,0; Goodwin 3,15,0; Lenertz 1,6,0; Morey 1,14,0; Walsh 2,22,0; Tackles: Morey 5, Prevost 7, Root 3, Walsh 7, Carr 1, Lenertz 7, Goodwin 14, Kirlin 1, Lavin 9, Fritch 4, Johnson 2, Kane 8, Evans 3, Koster 2, Banovitz 1, Wilkinson 1.
On Friday, Sept. 5, the Vikings will head to Monmouth/Warren to face the Red Storm of United at 7 p.m. United were 44-26 winners at home against West Centeral. Last week they had a rushing performance of 337 yards on 52 carries and attempted only one pass.