Multiple Teams · New Castle High School Freshman Football falls to Franklin County High 28-22

Monday, August 21, 2017

6:00 PM

New Castle High School

Franklin County High

Game Recap

NC’s C team went down to Franklin County and came away with a 28-22 loss Monday night. It was a weird game as big plays decided the outcome. Franklin County couldn’t sustain a drive, but scored on 3 long pass plays, one a tipped pass that fell into the receiver’s hands and a pick 6.

Frnaklin County jumped out to a 8-0 lead on a 59 yard td pass and run. NC answered with a 65 yard drive culminated by a Nic Besecker to Brandon Matney 1 yard td pass after an 11 yard Dylan Beck run. The 2 point conversion failed and it was 8-6 @ half. NC took the lead on a 15 yard td run by Besecker and Beck pounded in the 2 point conversion to give NC a 14-8 lead. NC stopped FC, then took possession when a defender stepped in front of a pass and returned it to the house to tie the game at 14. After an NC punt, the FC qb threw a bad pass that went through the NC defender’s hands, hit his helmet, and deflected to the receiver, who ran the rest of the way for a TD to end the 3rd quarter. The Trojans took over and moved 58 yards as QB William Grieser took it in for the TD, and Grieser added the 2 point conversion to tie it at 22. FC got the kickoff and on 3rd and long, threw a 55 yard TD pass just over the outstretched arms of a Trojan defender to make the final 28-22. NC had a chance at the end but turned it over.

Offensively for NC, Besecker completed 11 passes for 90 yards and a TD and had a rushing TD. Grieser completed 2 passes for 36 yards and ran 9 times for 102 yards and a TD, with a 2 point conversion. Beck ran 11 times for 64 yards and a 2 point conversion. Matney had 6 catches for 39 yards and a TD, Cooper Rusch 4 catches for 57 yards, and Aaron Reagan 3 for 33. NC had 15 first downs.

Defensively, NC had players in the backfield all night. Matt Bell had 8 solo, 4 assists and a fumble recovery. Layne Nicholson had 6 solos and 3 assist, caused a fumble and had a sack. Dylan Wolfe had 5 tackles for loss, Landon Burge 5 solos, Cole McDaniel an interception, and D Ray Ford 2 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.

NC is back in action at home next Monday against Rushville.

Box Scores

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Franklin County High