“A wise coach once told me, “Tackling is a state of mind”, and we didn’t tackle well at all tonight”, said Rockie Head Coach John Barron.
That statement pretty much summed up the entire game for Plymouth as Wawasee pounded the ball on a wet ground for 358 rushing yards, which equaled their total amount of yardage for the game.
“Allowing that many rushing yards in the ballgame means we were not mentally ready. Wawasee is a great team this year that easily should be undefeated. Tom (Wogoman) has his kids believing in themselves, therefore, they are playing harder than everyone else. And if you don’t come out and play as hard, this is the result…a loss! We have to start understanding this beginning at film day tomorrow.”, added Barron.
The Rockies passing game struggled as well. Plymouth finished 1 for 5 throwing the ball with the only pass completion on a 4th and long fake punt pass by John Ruff to Keyset McCrammer in the first half.
“We will address this issue this week. We have to throw the football so we can give our running game a chance.”, said Barron. “Keep in mind we were minus 7-8 starters in the first two days of practice this week, including our #1 wider-receiver, David Lee.”
Plymouth finished with a total of 211 total yards, 20 of it passing.
Plymouth now 3-3 (2-2 NLC) on the season will face Concord at Homecoming at the Rockpile. WTCA Tailgate Show begins around 5:15pm Friday night.