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Rockies back to .500 after win over Rochester win

August 29, 2012
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  The Plymouth Rockies looked to get back to the .500 mark last Friday and did so thanks to a 28-20 win at Rochester.

“This was a good win heading into this weeks first NLC game against Warsaw”, said Rockie Boss John Barron.  “We may not have played as well as we can, but we did enough to win the game.”

Statistically, the Rockies were running effectively, while Rochester was throwing efficiently.  Of the 292 total yards of offense for Plymouth, 208 was on the ground with Senior Sam Stevens had 129 of them by games end, plus, two touchdowns.

“You know I was pleased with our ground game.  We should be good at that, it’s our make-up.  But I was more impressed with how Kyle (Lacefield) threw the football.  He threw 11 times and hit 6 of them, a couple were in some key situations.  We need him to continue to get better behind center”, said Barron.

Defensively, Senior Ethan Sampson was all over the field.  His biggest contribution was a blocked field goal that led to a Keyser McCrammer scoop and score from 54 yards out.

“Sampson is a gamer.  He loves the game of football.  And plays like it.     He continues to improve and we need that.”, added Barron.

The first NLC game takes place at the Rockpile against Warsaw to kick-start the Blueberry weekend.

“We have to remain focused and NOT get caught up in all the hoop-la that comes with the Blueberry festivities.”, said Barron.

WTCA’s Tailgate Show begins at 6pm at the Rockpile.

 

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