Multiple Teams · New Castle High School Varsity Football falls to Greenfield-Central High School 20-14

Friday, October 14, 2016

7:30 PM

New Castle High School

Greenfield-Central High School

Game Recap

New Castle traveled to Greenfield Friday night and came up on the short end of the scoreboard 20-14. The Trojan defense started the game out right as Joe Thompson stripped the GC running back and recovered the fumble giving NC the ball. The drive stalled and GC took over on downs. In the second quarter, the pace picked up. GC scores and recovered the onside kicks and scores again to go up 14-0. NC recovered the ensuing onside kick and marched 56 yards, 32 coming on a carry by Nic Broyles. QB Niah Williamson found Luke Bumbalough in the end zone for a TD, and Alex Loveless tacked on the extra point out of the hold of Nic Grieser to cut the lead to 14-7. GC responded and drove down. the field, scoring with only 46 seconds left in the half to go up 20-7. They finally kicked the ball deep, and Bumbalough made them pay, returning in 80 yards for the TD and Loveless’s extra point cut the lead to 20-14 @ half. GC got the ball and moved it to start the 3rd quarter, but the Trojan D stood tall and stopped them on downs. NC moved the ball but couldn’t score, and the defense stood up again. In the 4th quarter, NC took over with 5:15 seconds remaining in the game and moved the ball down the field for the winning score, only to fumble with 1:39 left on GC’S 25 yard line. The Trojans stripped the GC runner, but the officials called him down, effectively ending the game.

Offensively for NC, Broyles ran in 13 times for 79 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards. Bumbalough ran it 4 times for 25 yards, caught 2 passes for 19 yards and the TD, and returned the kick 80 yards for a TD. Williamson competed 3 of 7 passes for 31 yards.

Defensively there were a lot of players that stood up. Mason Bowers had 18 total tackles and a sack. Denver Cooley had 10 tackles and a pass defended. Mark Winkle had 9 tackles, Raul Banda, Dalton Clouse, Uriah Howe, Broyles, and Grieser also were in on many tackles, and Grieser had 2 passes defended. Joe Thompson caused 3 fumbles, recovering 1 of them. 4 guys had tackles for loss.

NC travels to Delta next Friday night in the first round of sectional. These boys really came together tonight and played hard and for each other. Thanks to the fans who traveled to GC and were loud and proud for our boys of fall. These boys can win the sectional and the road starts next week. Hope we can have a huge crowd at Delta to get them fired up.

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