Monday, September 18, 2017
Yorktown High School
New Castle High School
In a game shortened to 3 quarters by lightning, NC tamed the visiting Yorktown Tigers 54-24. Yorktown started with the ball and NC forced a failed 4th down conversion. It took NC just 41 seconds to score as QB William Grieser hit Brandon Matney on a 38 yard completion, and then Grieser ran it in for the remaining 6 yards for the TD. Dylan Beck added the 2 point conversion and NC was up 8-0. YHS answered with a 66 yard TD pass but missed the conversion and it was 8-6. NC took over, moved the ball, and Grieser found Matney on a 35 yard TD pass. Grieser added the 2 point conversion and it was 16-6. YHS had to punt and fumbled the snap and Beck recovered on the YHS 23. On the next play, Beck ran 23 yards for a TD, but the 2 point was no good and NC led 22-6. YHS had to punt again, and after another bad snap, Aaron Reagan took the ball out of the defenders hands and ran into the end zone on a pass from Nic Besecker. The 2 point was no good and at the end of 1 it was 28-6.
Beck intercepted a pass and returned it for a TD on the first play of the second quarter, but a hold on the return nullified it. Besecker’s pass was then tipped and YHS returned it for a TD cutting it to 28-12. NC had to punt on the next possession and YHS scored to cut it to 28-18. NC took the ball and moved it and scored when Grieser ran it 33 yards, aided by huge blocks from Beck and Reagan. At half it was 34-18.
Starting the 3rd, NC scored on a Beck 17 yard TD reception from Besecker to go up 40-24. NC recovered the onside kick, and Grieser threw a dart to Cooper Rusch for a 40 yard TD. Max Rinberger added the 2 point conversion to make it 48-24. YHS turned it over on downs, and Grieser ran it 28 yards for his 3 rushing TD of the game to complete the scoring at 54-24.
Offensively, Grieser was 8-14 for 168 yards and 2 TDs, and ran the ball 7 times for 123 yards and 3 TDs. Beck had 6 carries for 74 yards and a TD. Besecker was 3-8 for 63 yards and 2 TDs with 1 INT. Matney had 4 catches for 115 yards and a TD, Reagan 1 for 34 and a TD, Rusch 1 for 40 and a TD, Beck 1 for 17 and a TD, Michael Buksar 1 for 16 and Drew Jackson 1 for 9.
Defensively, Beck and Landon Burge were all over the field. Beck had 5 tackles for loss, a fumble recovery, an Int, and a sack. Burge had 4 TFL, a sack, and 2 passes defended. Layne Nicholson has 3 passes defended, Matt Bell and Jace Logston also had 5 or more tackles.
NC moves to 3-1 and plays at Delta next Monday.