Thursday, October 4, 2007

Lynx prove too much for Cubs

Lynx prove too much for Cubs
By Joe Randleman , Nevada Journal

NEVADA - The Nevada football team was unable to slow down Webster City's single wing attack Friday at Nevada as the Lynx spoiled the Cubs' homecoming by handing them a 48-8 defeat.

Implementing the single wing this season under new head coach Bob Howard, Webster City piled up 331 rushing yards on Nevada. Big plays hurt the Cubs during the game as the Lynx had two touchdown runs over 45 yards as well as a 48-yard score through the air.

"It's a difficult offense to prepare for because you're not used to seeing it," Nevada head coach Jon Pilcher said. "We practiced it all week long, but it's a little different when you get a team that's normally running that compared to our guys. They executed well, hats off to them." Tanner Moen scored on runs of 46, eight and 53 yards in the first half and Jesse Anderson added a 46-yard scoring tote. Zach Perkovich also completed a 48-yard touchdown pass to Karl Peterson and Jake Loffredo returned an interception for a touchdown as Webster City took a 41-0 lead into the break.

Kevin Kannuan capped the scoring for the Lynx with a 69-yard touchdown scamper early in the third quarter.

Webster City's defense also gave Nevada fits as the Cubs were held to 83 total yards. The Lynx were able to fluster the Cub attack with several successful blitzes out of a 3-3-5 alignment.

"They were really twisting up our backers and we've got a couple guys starting on the line for the first time," Pilcher said. "They're normally a 5-2 defense and this is the first week we've seen them with the 3-3-5. We were making adjustments throughout the game."

Nevada did have a bright spot in the fourth quarter as Scott Henry hooked up with Jordan Nady for a 15-yard touchdown pass with a nice strike over the middle.

"They did a good job," Pilcher said. "We picked up the blitz and they had a miscue on defense. (Henry) threw a nice ball and we got in the end zone, which always makes you feel good."
Henry completed 7 of 16 passes for 56 yards during the game. Nady had two catches for 21 yards, Trevor Brown totaled two for 17 and Greg Neal also made two grabs totaling 13 yards.
Trevor Overton was the leading rusher for the Cubs as he had 28 yards on 12 carries. Moen ended up with 125 yards on eight rushes, Anderson added 96 on 10 attempts and Kannuan ended up with 87 on three totes for Webster City.

Defensively Brown made 7 ½ tackles and Neal had five stops for Nevada. Tyler Stahl recovered a fumble and picked off a pass for the Cubs.

Webster City improved to 1-4 on the season and 1-2 in Class 3A District 7 with the victory while Nevada fell to 0-5 and 0-3 respectively. The Cubs will attempt to earn their first win against a winless Saydel squad next Friday at Saydel.

"We've got to go down there, play our game and continue to work," Pilcher said. "We've got to go down and continue to work and keep fighting. I'm really proud of the kids and what they've done - they don't quit."

The Cub-Eagle game is set to start at 7:30 p.m.

Webster City 48, Nevada 8
WC 28 13 7 0 - 48
N 0 0 0 8 - 8

First Quarter
WC - Jake Loffredo 25 interception return (Reggie Steig kick), 10:43
WC - Tanner Moen 46 run (Steig kick), 7:27
WC - Moen 8 run (Steig kick), 5:07
WC - Karl Peterson 48 pass from Zach Perkovich (Steig kick), 2:17
Second Quarter
WC - Moen 53 run (Steig kick), 8:33
WC - Jesse Anderson 46 run (kick blocked), 6:46
Third Quarter
WC - Kevin Kannuan 69 run (Steig kick), 8:44
Fourth Quarter
N - Jordan Nady 15 pass from Scott Henry (Tyler Stahl pass from Henry)

Team statistics WC N
First downs 14 4
Rushing yards 36-331 23-18
Passing 2-4-1 8-20-2
Passing yards 62 65
Total yards 393 83
Punts-average 1-18.0 8-28.0
Fumbles lost 1-1 1-0
Penalties-yards 7-40 5-25

Individual statistics - Nevada
Rushing: Joel Overton 12-28, Trevor Brown 6-13, Greg Neal 3-(-8), Scott Henry 2-(-15) Passing: Henry 7-16-2-56, Austin Vier 1-4-0-9
Receiving: Jordan Nady 2-21, Brown 2-17, Neal 2-13, Zach Davis 1-7, Mason Wells 1-7
Tackles: Brown 7.5, Neal 5, Wells 4, Davis 4, Joe Nehring 4
Fumble recoveries: Tyler Stahl
Interceptions: Stahl

Journal photo by Joe Randleman Nevada’s Logan Farrington brings down a Webster City ball carrier during the Cubs’ homecoming battle with the Lynx Friday at Nevada.
Journal photos by Joe Randleman
Nevada Journal
P.O. Box 891210
6th Street
Nevada, Iowa 50201

No comments: