Friday, September 14, 2018

Football 2018: Week 2 at Hanover

Official Recap of Game #2 courtesy of
(HANOVER, Ind.) – The Thomas More football team defeated traditional rival Hanover College, 27-18, today (Saturday, September 8, 2018) on C. Wayne Perry Field at Alumni Stadium in Hanover, Indiana.
The Saints improve to 1-1 and the Panthers fall to 0-2.
First Quarter
    Thomas More took a 7-0 lead when junior quarterback Justin Post (Macedonia, Ohio/Nordonia) scored on an 11-yard run and junior kicker Cole Mathias (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) added the PAT with 5:43 to play in the first quarter.
     Hanover cut the lead to 7-6 with 5:06 to play in the quarter when Noah Wezensky connected on a 71-yard touchdown pass to Jackson Daugherty and Dozier Combs' PAT was no good.
Second Quarter
    Senior running back Hjavier Pitts (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mt. Healthy) scored on a one-yard run and Mathias added the PAT to extend the Saints' lead to 14-6 with 3:35 to play in the quarter.
Third Quarter
    Thomas More increased the lead to 20-6 with 8:34 to play in the quarter when Post scored on a seven-yard run and Mathias' PAT failed.
    With 5:08 to play in the quarter, Wezensky connected on a 14-yard touchdown pass to Jared Frank and Combs' PAT was no good to cut the Saints' lead to 20-12
    Pitts scored on a 38-yard touchdown run and Mathias added the PAT to give Thomas More a 27-12 lead with 1:54 to play in the quarter.
Fourth Quarter
    Hanover's Frank caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Wezensky and the two-point attempt failed to cut the Saints' lead to 27-18 with 3:47 to play.
    Thomas More then ran the clock out for the 27-18 road victory.
    Thomas More out-gained Hanover 487 yards (280 rushing/207 passing) to 336 yards (93 rushing/243 passing.
    First career head coach victory for first-year Thomas More Head Coach Trevor Stellman
    Post was 19-of-31 passing for 207 yards and had eight rushes for 28 yard and two touchdowns.
    Pitts finished the game with 26 carries for 140 yard and two touchdowns.
    Senior running back Luke Zajac (Edgewood, Ky./Dixie Heights) had 27 rushes for 112 yards.
    Junior wide receiver Mitchell Hogue (Harrison, Ohio/William Henry Harrison) had eight catches for 72 yards.
    Junior wide receiver Da'marco Canty (Bogart, Ga./North Oconee) had four receptions for 64 yards.
    First-year defensive back Peyton Van Horn (Hebron, Ky./Conner) led the defense with nine tackles (four solo/five assisted).
    Junior defensive back Thomas Williams (Oregonia, Ohio/Clinton-Massie) had eight tackles (four solo/four assisted).

    Senior defensive back Steven Everson (Scottdale, Ga./Heritage) had six tackles (four solo/two assisted.

I have started to write this blog and possibly a book about coaching on more than one occasion, but this time seems like the right moment to really do it. Its starting out to be a book about coaches and coaching. Not the coaches whose names everyone knows, those guys and girls who coach in DI in the big power conferences who have the million dollar contracs and TV and shoes deals. This book is about the other 95% of coaches, those of us on the lower levels of college sports as well as a bit about high school coaching. But it also is about a someone suddenly turning 60 and wondering where all the years went. And its going to be about not only athletics but also education, popular music, road food, friendships and families, and how idiots are finding out about the few too many great places we have left in America.
Topics I want to cover...
Why high school teaching/coaching has become a shitty job
DIII facilities vs. DI facilities
5 hr practices for coaches
Bus rides to far away states
Road rules
DIII three to four to a room on the road
Golden Corrals: Hanshaws story about three times on one road trip
Paper work: medical, academic, financial, etc
Practice/facilities overlap
24/48 hour rules
now rule about if you hear of an off campus party, you must report it
gender equality
why did the NCAC accept Wabash, an all boys school?
Coaching girls, every real male coach should do it
NAIA/NCAA differences
Fully funded scholarships
When we beat St. John Fisher, and the JV game the next day at Wright State

my kid is getting a scholarship for football to Mount Union or John Carroll"
and hundreds of more topics I got scribbled down somewhere...

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