Beechwood 42 Newport Catholic 14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    I think the winner of the quarterfinals (Danville, LCA, etc.) advances this season. I'll go with the Ads getting it done.
    Agreed, but I would give the slight edge to LCA to represent the east at state. Don't see the Breds getting back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATLCat View Post
    I am calling it

    Beechwood vs. Paintsville for the 'Ship

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    I would not count out Russellville nor Raceland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    I would not count out Russellville nor Raceland.
    Not counting them out..but calling my shot...

    Dont think Raceland can take out Paintsville on the road and don't think Russellville can compete with Beechwood at the LOS

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    Here is the game summary. Sorry, a little late, but celebrated some after this big win for the Tigers.

    Q1

    Things did not start well for Beechwood. A shorter than expected kickoff bounced past the returner, who bobbled the ball then ran sideways instead of upfield and Beechwood started their opening drive on their own 3 yard line. On fourth down, a key play happened on the punt when Daniel Mescher got off his best punt of the year and helped flip field position with a 60 yard punt. Both teams struggled on offense going 3 and out on their first two possessions. It looked like another 3 and out for Beechwood but Brayden Burch hit a streaking Aiden Justice for a 65 yard TD strike. Mescher added the XP to make it 7-0 with 4:30 to go in the quarter. New Cath turned that right around quickly with a long pass completion of their own. I believe it was #24 Job Freppon who outfought the Beechwood defender for the ball after Patrick Henschen heaved it 50 yards in the air. Freppon broke one tackle and tried to get into the end zone but was tackled at the 8, making it a 78 yard pass play. Two plays later Kyle Kelly ran 4 yards for the score, Mitch Otten added the XP and we were tied at 7 with 2:59 left.

    Q2

    Beechwood started figuring some things out on offense. They moved downfield rather quickly. Then Burch hit Trevor Soward for a 12 yard TD, Mescher XP, 14-7 with 10:21 left in the half. New Cath went 3 and out again, punted and Beechwood's offense went right back at it. Auden Justice scored on a 3 yard run, Mescher XP, 21-7 with 5:22 left. New Cath put together one of their better drives of the game but Beechwood's defense toughened and the Breds attempted a 47 yard field goal that fell short in the last minute of the half.

    Q3

    New Cath received the second half kick and put together a couple first downs but Beechwood's defense toughened again and stopped the Breds on downs at the 34. The Tigers picked up a first down but had to punt. New Cath then made a decision that may have sealed their fate. On 4th and 4 from their own 28, they went for it and Beechwood stopped them one yard short. A couple plays later, Burch hit Daniel Mescher nicely on a seam pass from 30 yards out, Mescher added the XP and Beechwood led 28-7 with 2:14 to go in the quarter. New Cath again was unable to gain a first down. After the punt was downed at the 30, Beechwood's Aiden Justice made a spectacular cutting and weaving run, then cut from the far sideline across the field to the near sideline and turned on the jets for a 70 yard TD run, Mescher XP, 35-7 entering the fourth quarter.

    Q4

    New Cath did not hang their heads. They fought their way downfield but once again were stopped on downs at the Beechwood 28. The Tigers went 3 and out. Henschen went back to the long jump ball and this time I believe it was Ian Dew who was able to out fight the Beechwood defender for the 40 yard reception. Then Henschen threw his best pass of the night to the back corner of the end zone for a 25 yard TD pass to Kyle Losey, Otten XP, 35-14 5:42 to go. New Cath tried the onsides kick and recovered it. They moved the ball quickly and Beechwood fans got nervous, but Jake Massie intercepted Henschen to end the drive. Beechwood went to the running game to run out the clock. RB James Davis was getting yards in good chunks and then broke several tackles on a very strong 30 yard TD run to the seal the deal for Beechwood with 2:06 to go. Dylan Doverspike kicked the XP that made it 42-14. Both teams played their second team the rest of the way.

    Final score Beechwood 42 Newport Catholic 14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    I think everyone is being too hard on the New Cath play calling. Beechwood's defense had an answer for everything they tried. I thought the naked bootleg by Henschen when they were on the 20 was a very good call but Beechwood's defense stayed home and then the speed kept Henschen from making anything out of the run. A couple of the screen passes were good, well timed calls but Beechwood's defensive players did their jobs, quickly recognized the play and stopped it before much of a gain. I was surprised that New Cath could not run the ball on Beechwood. Probably 90% of their rushing yards came on Henschen scrambles and read option type runs. Henschen was not accurate on the short throws tonight and missed some opportunities.

    I don't put tonight's offensive woes for New Cath on the play calling. Beechwood has a very disciplined, fast defense and they have done what they did to New Cath tonight to everyone. Cov Cath wore them down in the second half. Holy Cross had 3 or 4 big play runs that got them the bulk of their points. Besides that, Beechwood's defense has been lights out all year.

    But I will say New Cath going for it on 4th and 4 at their own 30 in the third quarter down 14 ... that was bad. NCC fans have every right to be totally ticked off at that call.
    Thank you for a rational post about this.

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    Congrats to the Red Tigers, nice win and great margin of victory! Maybe this is the long awaited year of the Tiger

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHO'S NEXT? View Post
    Agreed, but I would give the slight edge to LCA to represent the east at state. Don't see the Breds getting back.
    LCA is a nice team but here's my hot take for the season...Danville is winning the rematch.

    PS - I like my crow blackened and baked if it comes to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bench View Post
    Thank you for a rational post about this.
    When it's 42-14, I'd say play calling is about the 8th thing that's wrong on the list. All the play calling in the world isn't making up that difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch43 View Post
    Can Holy Cross going to more Wildcat be the difference in defeating NCC? Looked VERY good vs Lloyd=42-0 at halftime.
    No.... Lloyd and NewCath are that far apart, regardless of how "down" NewCath is. Holy Cross has 2 solid backs but that's about it. Their discipline is what hurts them. Again, I don't think NewCath blanks HC if they see each other again, but NewCath still wins a 21/28-14 ball game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch43 View Post
    Can Holy Cross going to more Wildcat be the difference in defeating NCC? Looked VERY good vs Lloyd=42-0 at halftime.
    Yes. HC has a potential playoff path of Owen Co., Walton Verona and NCC to get to the semi's. NCC will more than likely have to play Lloyd and HC to get to the semi's. Having the 2 seed in our district isn't a bad thing.

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    I don't think Lloyd has any chance of beating New Cath. Holy Cross does. I could definitely see Holy Cross beating New Cath in the playoffs. New Cath needs to learn from this game. That is why you play a game like this just before the playoffs. Your weaknesses get exposed and you have a chance to fix them before it ends your season.

    My simple solution for New Cath - run the ball more and pass it less. Henschen is much more effective running the ball than throwing it. Keep the long passes in and take shots with his big arm. Put the ball in the hands of the guys with speed more - Kelly and Losey. Run read option a lot with Henschen. That is my one game analysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYknowitall View Post
    No.... Lloyd and NewCath are that far apart, regardless of how "down" NewCath is. Holy Cross has 2 solid backs but that's about it. Their discipline is what hurts them. Again, I don't think NewCath blanks HC if they see each other again, but NewCath still wins a 21/28-14 ball game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lamontab View Post
    Loser buy's dinner @NKYknowitall...
    We can work something out

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamontab View Post
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    We can work something out

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    Game notes:

    This was the best Beechwood's running game looked all year. That is very bad news for the rest of 1A. If Beechwood can add their usual running ability to their very good passing game, they will be very tough to beat.

    Beechwood's defense is the definition of the swarming defense. They are very fast all the way around, even at the line of scrimmage. The defensive ends Lucas Benson and Dalton Everrett make it all work by controlling the ends. On passing plays, both have very good speed and can chase down most QB's they face. Middle LB Trevor Soward is a run stuffer in the middle. It sure would have been nice to have him in the championship game last year. He is a difference maker on power running games.

    QB Brayden Burch ... never have I seen a Beechwood player improve as much from one season to the next. His accuracy is amazing throwing the ball. He has the arm strength to get it there on time and on target on those long sideline passes. His decision making has improved as he gained experience in varsity action. It has been a great season for Brayden Burch. He was the biggest question mark coming into the season because he had to replace a four starter who owns the Beechwood passing records. Burch has stepped in and stepped up. Congratulations to that young man. The good news for Beechwood fans is he is just a junior.

    Daniel Mescher had an outstanding game for Beechwood. His punts after the first two possessions flipped field position. He did a great job on kickoffs and extra points. He was excellent on defense at safety, breaking up several big pass plays. He added a TD catch to top it all off.

    The running backs has their best game. Justice found the smallest seams and burst through them for nice runs. His 70 yard TD run was beautiful. Pull it up and watch it if you can. James Davis entered in the second half and finished the Breds off. His TD run at the end of the game was as impressive as Justice's 70 yard run.

    Finally, to post Coach Rash's comments in the Enquirer article here. The running game was made possible, as it always is, by the work by the linemen up front. Rash called his linemen the players of the game last night - SR T Sam Talley, JR G Blake Soete, Soph. C Noah Fisher, Soph. G Adam Derry, Soph. T John Willis.

    Here is a final quote from Rash in the Enquirer article after talking about Beechwood's speed and lack of size that sums the game up. Rash said, "We found out tonight that size is not as important as lining up and going where your supposed to go and going there determined - that's what we did tonight."

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