Hurricane Pulls Away late to Defeat Riverside 27-3 in Final Scrimmage
Hurricane found themselves tied with Riverside 3-3 at Halftime in today's scrimmage at Laidley Field. After 3 quarters with both teams playing fewer and fewer 1st teamers the score was 6-3 Redskins.
A couple Freshman, Chase Hager and Ismael Borerro found the endzone 3 times in the 4th quarter to provide the final cushion.
Riverside drove the ball deep into Redskin territory on a 13 play opening drive, but Hurricane's defense stiffened forcing a FG attempt that resulted in the Warriors only points on the day.
However Hurricane did little on offense, although they looked crisper than a week ago, they were playing without Blake Ross, and Bomani Brooks, both expected to be ready for Winfield.
After punting the ball back to the Warriors, Riverside once again had a nice drive working when they faced 4th and 1 at the Skins 30 yard line. J.T. Cooper, who had sat at last week's scrimmage vs. Parkersburg South, burst though the line and dropped Caden Easterling for a huge loss. Cooper appears ready for the regular season, as he accounted for 12 tackles and 2 sacks in one half of action.
On Hurricane's 3rd drive of the half, Austin Womack found Nate Barham for a 47 yard completion down to the Riverside 13 yard line, but the drive stalled and Tim McCutchen was called on to tie the game at 3 all with a 25 yard FG.
Early in the 2nd half Womack found Chase Hager for 2 completions totaling 46 yards setting up another short McCutchen FG to give the Redskins their first lead 6-3. Hager, only a freshman, appears more and more to have secured a significant role within the Redskins offense.
By the 4th quarter, and with the game taking on a JV feel, the Redskins proved to have the better athletes on the field as Hager carried 3 times for 27 yards, his last carry providing the first TD of the game, as he ran it in from 9 yards. After two Riverside fumbles recovered by Brogan Brown and Cord Midkiff, Borerro showed his elusiveness and speed, scoring touchdowns from 18 and 34 yards out.
NOTES: Abel Cunningham forced a key fumble in the 1st half, recovered by Kryzstof Kudlak.
Riley Meadows recorded a sack.
Isiah Williams had 77 yards rushing to lead the Redskins.
Hager accounted for 86 yards from scimmage
McCutchen was 3-3 on PATS 2-3 FG as he missed from 51 yards out.
Riverside out gained Hurricane 179-61 in the 1st half. Total yardage by game's end had Hurricane with a 309-193 advantage.
Rushing: I. Williams 14-77, Borerro 8-56, Hill 8-43, Hager 3-27, J. Williams 4-13, Womack 3-12, Barham 1-2, Roy 2--5
Passing: Womack 3-7-0-1 93 yards, Roy 1-5-0-0 13 yards, Borerro 0-1-0-1 0 yards
Receiving: Hager 3-59, Barham 1-47
Tackles: Cooper 12 (2 sacks), Hanshaw 8, Kimble 6, Takeshema 5, Meadows 5 (1 sack), Washington 5, Cook 3, Porter 3, James 3, Clagg 3, Brown 3, C. Womack 2, Cunningham 2, Moore 2, Z. Robinson 2, Kudlak 1, J. Williams 1, T. Ross 1, J.T. James 1, Bailey 1
Fumble recoveries Midkiff, Kudlak, Brown, Robinson