Posts Tagged ‘WIVC North’

A long time rivalry was renewed tonight for the first time in 8 years as Central-Southeastern traveled to Brown County to take on the Hornets.  The storylines leading into this game were endless as these two teams are only separated by 15 miles and know a lot about each other.  The game got out to a very quick start as CSE went 3 & out on their first possession.  Then Brown County comes out and put together a quick scoring drive to take a 7-0 lead.  CSE didn’t wait any time as they came right back out and scored a couple of unanswered touchdowns.  Though the Hornets would get a score in a crazy ending to the 1st half.  CSE took a 14-13 lead into the halftime break.  After a very long drive to start the 3rd quarter that resulted in the Hornets turning the ball over on Downs, the Panthers offense came to life and finally pulled away from Brown County for the 36-19 victory.  Brady Long had an outstanding night for the Hornets as he gained 114 yards and 2 touchdowns on 12 carries.  Bobby Keltz had a great night as well for the Panthers as he gained 97 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries.  Probably the most interesting stat of the night was that Brown County was able to hold the Panthers to just over 250 yards of offense while the Hornets had 328 yards of offense.  CSE is now headed into a big matchup next week against a very tough Triopia team that will really test the Panthers.  I think that CSE will have to shore up things on defense in order to give themselves a solid shot against the Trojans.  For Brown County, the Hornets were greatly improved this week and came up just short tonight. With 3 losses on their record though, the Hornets will be looking to use the rest of the schedule to battle their way to the playoffs.  I think this game tonight went a long way in teaching this young Hornet squad that they can play with the top teams in the WIVC, but it will be up to them to execute and step up to the challenge.  Needless to say for all teams in the WIVC, we are in store for a very close and exciting second half of the season.

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The 2012 Football season kicked off in Mt. Sterling last night as Brown County hosted Calhoun in a week 1 battle.  The start of this game looked to be a game of strong defenses but Brown County finally turned up the Offense in the 2nd quarter.  The 2nd quarter scoring started with Braxton Phelps getting 75 & 26 yard touchdown runs.  Then towards the end of the quarter Michael Scoggin had a 35 yard pick 6 interception to bring us to a 36-6 halftime score in favor of BC.  Calhoun came out in the 2nd half and really dominated the offensive side of the game with a couple of touchdowns but it would not be enough as Brown County picked up the 36-18 victory.  Brown County definitely had  a lot of trouble on defense in the 2nd half as they could not get a stop and just looked out of sync the entire half.  Calhoun’s Tavis Gauntt lead the team with 92 yards over 7 carries while Brown County’s Braxton Phelps lead the Hornets with 164 yards over 9 carries.  Both teams showed some positives last night but they have a lot they can improve on. Best part is this was only week 1 and they have 8 more weeks of football to improve upon.

Tonight’s matchup featured two of the top teams in the WIVC North Division with someone looking to pull into a tie with Triopia for first place.   Unity-Payson is a team that has been mentioned to be a big offensive powerhouse who loves getting in to shootouts and tonight’s game would start out that way.  Both teams would trade scores back and forth but at the end of the first half, Routt would be able to get a 25yd Field Goal from Eilering that would put the Rockets up 24-21 at the half.  Then in the second Half, Routt would start to take control of the game.  Unity-Payson committed 3 more turnovers in the second half with Nick Lonergan converting one into a Pick 6.  Routt added a couple of more scores and pulled away with the win 44-21.  Routt ended up with 392 yards gained on the night with no turnovers while Unity-Payson gained 364 yards with 3 fumbles and 2 interceptions.  Kyle Vandermaiden led the Mustangs 93 yards on 18 carries.  Nick Rossi led the Rockets with 184 yards on 21 carries.  We had a lot of unknowns heading into this game tonight, mainly how could Unity-Payson fare against the rest of the top of the WIVC North.  The Mustangs had a size advantage over Routt but they could not keep up with the speed of the Rockets.  Routt improves their record to 4-0 (2-0) and will have next week off as they were scheduled to play Virginia.  Unity-Payson falls to 3-1 (0-1) and will host Triopia in week 5.