“Don’t let the 0-4 record fool you, Memorial is a good team, with skilled players at wide-outs and a pretty strong QB in the Kramer kid. Plus, a first year head coach, with lots of experience, they’ve tried running the ball early in the season, and then started throwing the football recently. So we weren’t sure what we were going to get from them tonight. We prepared for a passing effort. They did. We held and won.”, said Head Coach John Barron.
“Held” to a point of allowing Memorial 219 total yards of offense, 145 via the air. Kramer finished a season best 18/28 throwing for 145 yds and a touchdown connection to Dimetri Chatman with 24 seconds left in the second quarter for Memorials only score….of the season, so far.
But the night belonged to PHS Senior runningback Sam Stevens who scored four times in the ballgame. Three of those scores were individual efforts where Stevens was making Memorial defenders miss in every direction.
“He is our horse. We win ballgames when the ball is in his hands. But I also will tell you, he’s got a great offensive line that created those creases for him to get through. But Sam is an amazing runner. Strong. And he’s seeing the field well right now. He’s a “load” to bring down and we’re glad he’s on our team!”, said Barron.
Stevens ran for 289 yards on 25 carries and four scores.
“I also think our defense got better as the game wore on. Memorial was throwing “cluster”, three receivers to one side, utilizing thier tight end off those formations, which makes to tough to recognize if your out there on the field. And with the skilled kids they have, I feel this was a great win for our kids despite Memorials record.”, added Barron.
Rockies host Wawasee next Friday night at the Rock. Wawasee lost to Northwood 35-21 in their last game.
Tim Martin Tailgate Show on WTCA begins at 5:20pm.