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SIAC Week 2 – Recap

Another solid week for the SIAC although it could have been a bit better had North not gagged against Henderson County & Harrison had made a few more big plays against Indianapolis Tech. I was surprised to see Mater Dei hammer Central the way they did and also a bit surprised at Reitz beating Owensboro. It’s blatantly obvious now after two weeks that the very best football in the city is being playing on the west side of Evansville.

New Albany 31, Castle 22

So far Castle is the most diappointing team in the SIAC by a wide margin! The Knighs are now 0-2 after losing to both New Albany & Terre Haute North! Even Harrison has a win for crying out loud. Mistakes & big plays cost Castle this game. RB Logan Hayford ran for 272 yards on 48 carries including 3TD. Hayford put Castle up 14-0, but New Albany scored 3 straight time off big plays. One was an 85-yards pick six off of QB Schuyler Cooper & another was a 47-yards TD run by Jalin Forrest of New Albany. Castle got the lead back, but gave up 2 scores to end the game with the 31-22 loss. Hayford on the year now has 461 rushing yards on the year on a 5.8ypc average.

Evansville Bosse 22, Marshall Co. 17

Darrell Killebrew continued his rushing assault with 127 yards on 11 carries against Marshall including 2TD. Killebrew on the season has now rushed the ball 26 times for 341 yards & 3TD! That’s a ypc of 13.1 for crying out loud! One of his rushes was a 54-yard TD run while another went for 30-yards. Bosse QB Jalen Pendleton connected with Colin Bridges for a 76-yard TD. Pendleton finished 11 of 14 for 178 passing yards & 1TD. Marshall kept this one close but Bosse never really let them back in it. They got close at 10-9, but a failed XP kept Marshall from tying the game. This was a solid win for Bosse. Getting hammered by North to open the season doesn’t portend to great things, but they should beat Harrison and possibly pull off an upset or two. Killebrew is just nasty!

Evansville Mater Dei 38, Evansville Central 14

I can’t believe this one. I thought Central would win this one at home, but clearly Mater Dei had other thoughts! A good storyline here was the QB play between Mater Dei’s Dane Mauer & Central’s Jacob Hester, but it was a good storyline in name only. Hester was sacked 7 times and was 15 of 29 for 175 yards, 1TD & 2INT! Mauer on the other hand was 10 of 17 for 161 yards & a TD. Central WR Dyris Haywood was held without a catch which is amazing. Mater Dei RB Jacob Hess ended the game rushing for 94 yards on 19 carries including 2TD. He bested Central RB Tyrece Strong who ran for 108 yards on 15 carries but failed to score. There wasn’t much else Mater Dei could have done in this situation. The only other team in the city with as much talent on the offensive side of the football is Reitz meaning Mater Dei probably cruises until they play the Panthers. An incredible win for Mater Dei. They showed that it’s them & Reitz as the class of Evansville football.

Evansville Memorial 10, Owensboro Apollo 2

Memorial got back on track this week with a win over Owensboro Apollo after losing to Jasper 14-7 a week ago. As you can see by the score, Memorial once again played an outstanding defensive game, getting just enough from the offense to secure the win. Interestingly enough, this was Memorial’s 500th win as a football program and it ranks 16th all time in the state of Indiana! The team that ranks #1 is Indianapolis Cathedral with 646 wins, but guess who #2 is? It’s Evansville Reitz with 624 wins! That’s amazing! Memorial QB Dane Hurley showed considerable improvement over his Week 1 performance against Jasper. Against Apollo, Hurley was 22 of 32 for 257 yards & 1TD to no picks. WR A.J. Stuckey was responsible for all of Memorial’s points. He kicked a FG to give the Tigers an early 3-0 lead & then caught a 73-yard TD pass from Hurley to give Memorial a 10-0 lead at half time. Apollo would record a safety in the 2nd half while holding Memorial to zilch, but the 10 points would hold up thanks in part to…..you guessed it! A.J. Stuckey! Stuckey had 2 4th quarter interceptions to hold off Apollo scoring drives. It was a solid win for Memorial especially coming on the road. My only question? Where is Steven Scheu? You’d think a 6’5 TE would be drawing some attention.

Henderson Co. 41, Evansville North 20

You could see this one coming. Henderson Co. was this close to beating Reitz the week before so the Huskies weren’t going to be much of a match for the Colonels. The final score wasn’t even indicative of the game as North was down 34-0 at halftime before Henderson Co. called off the dogs. The 41-20 final could have been significantly worse. North RB Richard Compton was banged up and QB Lance Blankenship didn’t have a great game. Big plays & turnovers killed North. The Huskies actually won the 2nd have 20-7, but the game was far out of hand by that time. It’ll be interesting to see how North recovers next week.

Indianapolis Tech 26, Evansville Harrison 21

After beating West Vigo last week 3-0, Harrison had a fantastic chance to go 2-0 after losing 31 straight games. Instead, Harrison missed a lot of tackles & a lot of opportunities to take the loss. Harrison had the lead 14-6 at half time and 21-18 late in the 4th quarter. The Warriors were down 18-14 when they scored at about the 5 minute mark to take the 21-18 lead. Tech got the ball back and drove down to the Harrison 22 where the Warriors stonewalled them leading to a 4th & 2 for all the marbles with less than 2 minutes to play. Tech had to go for it and Harrison got to the QB, but could only bang him instead of tackling him. Tech QB Robert Evans was able to avoid the sack which would have ended the game and complete a TD pass to give Tech the 26-21 victory! A brutal loss for Harrison who could have followed up 31 straight losses with 2 straight wins.

Evansville Reitz 28, Owensboro 21

Talk about getting screwed. Reitz went down to Owensboro and came away with a 28-21 road victory, but the story here is that Reitz was flagged 18 times for 175 yards while Owensboro was flagged twice for 20 yards! That’s amazing. Reitz jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead which was also the halftime score. Owensboro roared back in the 3rd to make it 21-14, but Reitz scored a TD on a KeAndre Vaughn run to make it 28-14 heading into the 4th quarter which was enough. Vaughn ended the game rushing for 176 yards on 18 carries including a TD. QB Matt McIntosh had another big game rushing for 110 yards on 19 carries including 2TD. He also was 9 of 14 for 96 yards passing including a pick. That was a big time win for Reitz who has now opened the season with 2 road games against solid Kentucky schools and came out ahead both times. You could say Reitz OWNS western Kentucky. Indiana owning Kentucky when it comes to athletics? Just as it should be!

RECORDS

Reitz 2-0
Mater Dei 2-0
Bosse 1-1
North 1-1
Central 1-1
Memorial 1-1
Harrison 1-1
Castle 0-2

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August 30, 2010 - Posted by | SIAC

3 Comments »

  1. How about those Washington Hatchets?!?!?! They are undefeated and ranked 9th in 3A!!!

    GO HATCHETS!!!

    Big Timber

    Comment by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 | Reply

  2. I forgot to mention that they won 71 – 0 last week!!! Okay it was only Pike Central, but 71-0!!

    Do you go the John Harrell's High School Football website? It is great. Here is the address http://indianahsfootball.homestead.com/

    He also has a similar website for HS basketball.

    Big Timber

    Comment by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 | Reply

  3. I almost mentioned the Hatchets after that 71-0 win! Even against Pike Central it's not easy to lay up 70 on somebody!

    I do go to John Harrell's website. It's pretty sweet indeed. I thought about throwing Washington into the mix early on with the SIAC, because I know you read the blog, but I don't know enough about the Hatchets and didn't want to look terrible! Mount Vernon (Posey Co.) is another one I thought about doing, but didn't think I had enough information on.

    That Hatchets are CLIMBING!

    Comment by College Football Mafia | August 31, 2010 | Reply


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