August 25 Football Game Recaps/Thoughts

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Fremont-Mills 47 Lenox 34 Final

Mason Vanatta was involved in seven touchdowns for Fremont-Mills who held off a furious fourth quarter effort from a plucky Lenox team.  Even if it's not a district game it's a huge win for a team without two of it most important players while at the same time putting a lot of players on the field in a starting role for the first time.

The knights did the damage through the air, racking up 250 yards and four scores via the pass.  Connor Alley, Seth Malcom and Austin Gartner all caught TD passes.  Alley was three for three kicking extra points and he put six of eight kickoffs into the end zone.

It's difficult to assess the game in terms of relative strength, I don't know as much about Lenox as I do Corner teams but they have given up nearly 60 points per game two games into this season.  It is fair to say they aren't going to be as strong as they were last year.  Lenox lost in week zero to CAM, no shame in that though.  The Tigers drop to 0-2 and will be favored next week when they play essex.

The Knights are 1-0 with a huge trip next week scheduled to Stanton.

Stanton 36 East Mills 0 Final

The Vikings were just too fast for East Mills.  The Wolverines just didn't have anyone who could run down Drake Johnson and Keegan Day when they got into the open field.  On the flip side, the two or three big plays for East Mills resulted in 20 or 30 yard gains rather than touchdowns.

Day raced for a 56 yard score.  Johnson caught three passes, scoring twice, including a 70 yarder.  Reece Anderson and Dillion Rocha also caught touchdown passes for Stanton.  Rocha racked up three sacks and went over over 30 total tackles on the season after just two games.

There were no prolonged drives for the Vikings.  Short passes with running after the catch worked well for Stanton all night.  The Vikings improve to 1-1 after week zeros heartbreaking loss to ArWeVa.  East Mills drops to 0-1 with a trip to Afton East Union scheduled next week.

Audubon 55 Elk Horn 14 Final

No real details to speak of here, but its relevant because Elk Horn is in district seven.  It's the second year in a row that the Wheelers have beaten the Danes, but last year's game was 38-32.  Elk Horn went on to grab the second place spot in district sevan and advance to the round of eight at state, eventually losing to Fremont-Mills.

Cumberland-Anita-Massena 70 Murray 8 Final

Two games, 140 combined points for the CAM Cougars.  After dusting Lenox in week zero, CAM laid the wood to Murray 70-8.  Go ahead and circle the CAM game on your favorite teams schedule now. 

CAM QB Thomas "The Tank Engine" Hensley is arguably the best all around player in the district.  He rushed five times, four of those going for touchdowns.  He passed once.  That two went for a score.

Mitchell Williamson is likely the best player in the district you haven't heard of before.  Issac Bower led the Cougars in tackles.  He played last season for Red Oak.  CAM well host Audubon next week with a chance to avenge last seasons running clock loss to the Wheelers.

East Union 46 Essex 0 Final

The Eagles didn't do anything tricky.  They handed the ball off.  A lot.  49 times.  When they passed it didn't go as well.  Only two completions in nine attempts. 

East Union is just far too deep and talented for Essex who managed 24 points against Bedford in week zero. 

Sidney 53 Bedford 22 Final

Cameron Whitehead passed for four scores and ran 74 yards for a fifth.  Bryson Duncan scored two touchdowns.  Caleb Behrends, Tate Thompson, Sergio Rodriguez and Cody Dupre all had touchdown catches for Sidney who gets a measure of revenge against Bedford who rallied to beat Sidney in the fourth quarter last season.

Whitehead going 74 yards on the ground to score is alarming for future opposition as he has been thought of as a passer who has the size to run like a fullback. 

Sidney will host West Harrison next Friday.