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Nov 30, 18, 05:56 PM #31
Does anybody have rushing and passing stats for this game?Advertisement
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Nov 30, 18, 07:22 PM #32
They actually keep live stats during the games. I am not sure but I think if you go to the football page at the bottom you can get stats and info on all the games including live stats during the game.
Nov 30, 18, 07:25 PM #33
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Nov 30, 18, 09:26 PM #35
290 total yards
74 yards passing
216 yards rushing
17 first downs
6-13 on third down conversions
3-5 on fourth down conversions
64 total plays
9 penalties for 65 yards
2-3 in the red zone
31:39 time of possession
308 total yards
243 yards passing
65 yards rushing
10 first downs
2-6 on third down conversions
1-2 on fourth down conversions
37 total plays
7 penalties for 50 yards
1-1 in the red zone
16:21 time of possession
Nov 30, 18, 09:37 PM #36
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Nov 30, 18, 09:50 PM #39Congratulations Beechwood! Is there another team currently that has won a state title at UK, WKU, UL, and the Fairgrounds other than them, Trinity, and Boyle?
Dec 1, 18, 11:44 AM #40It is a great day to be a Tigers fan! Congratulations to Pikeville on the formidable challenge. What a great program Pikeville has. They have always been a great adversary for Beechwood and yesterday was perfect. It was a game that pushed Beechwood to the very edge and made them dig to the depth of all their talents, training and coaching to get the win. Congratulations to Pikeville. Beechwood will miss the challenge as the Tigers move up to 2A next year.
The game went as I expected. Beechwood stayed focused on running the ball. Pikeville was the big play threat I feared. That ying and yang kept the fans on the edge of their seats the entire game. From the very first possession when Pikevile went for it on fourth and 1 from their own 39, we knew this was a game where the teams were putting it all on the line. Beechwood stuffed that fourth down try. Then Pikeville did the exact same thing to Beechwood on their first set of downs. Game on!
Beechwood put their running game on display on their next drive. They went 89 yards in a grinding, clock chewing drive that extended into the second quarter. The Tigers overcame a penalty and other mistakes on the drive to score on a 24 yard pass by game MVP Cameron Hergott to Luke Bolger. Importantly the extra point was good and the Tigers led 7-0.
Pikeville wasted no time responding. After struggling their first two possessions, they showed their big play capability when Connor Roberts found a missed coverage and connected to Jackson Hensley who outran Beechwood's secondary for a 56 yard touchdown. Then the play that hung over the rest of the game happened. Beechwood's Tyler Donoho blocked the extra point to preserve a 7-6 lead for Beechwood.
Beechwood shook off the big play by Pikeville. The Tigers marched right back down field in a 5 minute long 57 yard drive. Hergott connected with Logan Castleman on a well called pass play on the back side of a rollout. Castleman made a very good run after catch, leaping past one defender then spinning out of a tackle to get into the end zone. The 13 yard pass, score and extra point gave the Tigers a 14-6 lead.
On the kickoff, Beechwood kicker Colin Graman kicked a well placed high short kick that took a strange bounce and Beechwood freshman Parker Mason pounced on the loose ball to recover for the Tigers. This looked like trouble for Pikeville. Beechwood was 40 yards away from another score. Pikeville's defense stood up to the challenge stopping the Tigers on downs just before the half ended. The Pikeville defense showed its grit the entire first half. Beechwood was being pushed to third and fourth down on every series to get first downs. The Tigers owned the possession time in the first half because of this. That actually worked in Beechwood's favor because it kept Pikeville's big play offense off the field. Pikeville had to feel good about how their defense was holding up and the missed opportunities by Beechwood that could have pushed the lead higher.
Beechwood received the second half kickoff. Pikeville's kickoff strategy throughout the game was low hard squibb kicks targeting the Beechwood front line. If it hit a lineman, as it did once in the first half, the Panthers had a chance to recover. If it missed, the kick was hit hard enough to go downfield but not to one of Beechwood's deep return threats. This strategy worked well throughout the game, until one key kickoff late. Beechwood started the second half at their own 37 and was forced to punt without making a first down. That was two straight possessions that Pikeville had stopped the Tigers offense and changed the momentum.
Beechwood's only punt of the game went into the end zone. Pikeville started at their own 20 and didn't take long to get another big play score. In what would become another important theme in the game, Pikeville's Roberts threw up a long pass and let his receiver try to outfight Beechwood for it. Receiver Jackson Hensley came through using his size to grab the long pass between two Tigers, then shrugged off the tackle attempts to sprint 65 yards for the score. Pikeville went for 2 chasing that missed blocked extra point. Beechwood's defense got the stop to keep the lead at 14-12 for the Tigers.
Pikeville again used their squib kick strategy on the kickoff and this time it worked. A Tiger lineman tried to leap out of the way of the kick but it bounced off his foot to a Pikeville player for an onsides recovery. For the first time in the game Tigers fans got concerned. It looked like Pikeville was getting control of the game. Pikeville got to first and goal but were pushed back to the 25 by penalty. That was a good thing. Pikeville had zero success running all day. From the 25, the Pikeville receivers had more room to make a play and Roberts found Christian Billiter for a 25 yard go ahead touchdown. Leading 18-14, Pikeville went for 2 and Roberts walked into the end zone on the naked bootleg to give Pikeville their first lead at 20-14 with 2:52 to go in the third quarter.
Everything looked to be going Pikeville's way and the Panthers followers had to feel like they were on their way. Everyone on the Beechwood side of the field knew better. This is where a tough schedule, facing adversity from top notch opponents and seniors experienced with two title runs step up. There was confidence on the Beechwood sideline and in the stands that the Tigers would find a way. It was time to toughen up and go get another title.
Beechwood received the squib kick from Pikeville and a penalty on the return gave Beechwood great field position at the Pikeville 45. This is where the squib kick strategy hurt the Panthers. It was a short field for the Beechwood drive. The grind started again. The senior offensive line bowed their backs. Castleman pounded away. Hergott play faked and made key runs. Into the fourth quarter the drive went. On fourth and 1 at the 2 yard line, Beechwood handed the ball to Castleman and he got the one yard he needed for the first down, but not the score. On that play, Pikeville's Hensley flowed down the line from the backside and jumped into the pile to try and get the stop. As he pushed into the pile, something happened in his leg and he had to be helped off the field not to return. That was a big loss for Pikeville. On the next play, Hergott jumped over the pile and barely got the ball into the end zone to tie the game up. On comes Beechwood kicker Graman. In his first year of ever playing football, the sophomore cooly split the uprights to get Beechwood the 21-20 lead with 9:42 to go in the game.
Momentum had shifted back to the Tigers. A good kickoff and coverage put the Panthers at their own 22. Pikeville had 308 yards in the contest. About 200 of those yards came on 4 pass plays. Beechwood's defense shut down Pikeville throughout the game only to give up big pass plays. This was the tension in the game. Could Pikeville get another big pass play? On this possession, the answer was no. Beechwood's defense got Pikeville to a 3rd and long. Pikeville tried a screen and every defender on Beechwood's defense read the play perfectly. Roberts was forced to throw the pass incomplete and Beechwood held. The Panthers had to punt.
Now Beechwood had to feel this game was over. This would be a classic Beechwood fourth quarter grind out the clock drive to waste away the final 6 minutes of the game. From their own 38, Beechwood started grinding. Castleman, Hergott and John Odom in the wildcat behind Willis, Baugh, Fisher, Derry and Baugh. Run after run to a title. But not so fast. At the Pikeville 21 a fumble! Pikeville recovered and had life.
One more big play! That was what Panthers fans were looking for and Beechwood fans feared. Less than 3 minutes left to the horn. The Beechwood defense was strong. With only one timeout left and 79 yards to go, the Beechwood defensive line could finally let loose and go after Roberts instead of worrying about keeping him in the pocket. The Panthers tried a long in route to Billiter but John Odom was stride for stride in coverage and the pass went incomplete. The pass rush was on and it caused a Panthers holding penalty. The Panthers tried the long pass again down the sideline to Billiter and Odom once again was in perfect coverage to swat the ball away. It was fourth and long, the season on the line. Time for one last heave. Roberts again threw it long down the sideline to Billiter. In the face of perfect double coverage, Billiter grabbed the deflected pass for a long first down reception. Pikeville had life! Roberts was able to scramble out of the rush and complete another shorter pass to get the ball to the 25. There was still more than a minute to go so time was not an issue. The Panthers were on the edge of game winning field goal range. Then came another big play. Defensive end Luke Bolger had been getting close repeatedly and this time he got there in time for a huge sack. That pushed the ball clearly out of field goal range and forced Pikeville to use their last timeout. On the next play, Roberts rolled to his right away from Bolger, but Bolger still got there quickly forcing Roberts to throw the ball. It was another jump ball try to Billiter. It had given the Panthers their hope and success all day long so it was worth trying again. This time, John Odom did more than good coverage and get his hands on the ball. Interception! In the end zone Odom pulled down the championship saving catch.
The Tigers kneed out the final minute and claimed title #14.
Awesome game! Many heroes and big plays on both sides.
For Pikeville, the two long touchdowns from Roberts to Hensley; the huge catches by Billiter; the Pikeville defensive front making Beechwood earn every single yard all day long.
For Beechwood, Hergott and Castleman grinding out runs all day; Tyler Donoho blocking that first extra point; the Beechwood linemen John Willis, Dayton Baugh, Noah Fisher, Adam Derry and Duncan Baugh relentless on both sides of the ball all day; John Odom with game winning interception; Colin Graman perfect on three extra points to give the Tigers that one point win.
Thanks to the Beechwood seniors for leading an incredible and historic four year run to three titles! Congratulations to Coach Rash and his staff for being leaders that teach children to become young men we all are proud of and being the example those young men will give their all to play for.
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