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#BEYONDTHEKEYSTONE (OHIO) Newark Catholic Defense push Green Wave over Shadyside 10-7 @NewarkCatholic @ShadysideTigers @NewarkAdvocate

Written by: on Friday, November 6th, 2020


Friday night took me to White Field in Newark to watch the Green Wave battle the Tigers from Shadyside in another playoff tilt. The two teams hooked up last season, with the Green Wave dancing to an easy 40-0 win. Overall I believe the Green Wave owns A 5-0 record against the Tigers. The rosters I am using came from, so any mistakes blame the person who provided them with the players numbers and names.

Kyle Langenbrunner would shoot out of the ate by gaining 14-yards and back that up with A 34-yard gain. He would cap off the 75-7ard, 5-play drive with A 7-yard touchdown run. Ryan Auer easily hit the P.A.T. to give the GreenWave A 7-0 lead. One would have thought that Newark Catholic and Langenbrunner would be heard from again and again after that start but neither would make much of A wave the rest of the half. Mainly because rush the ball just four more times during the half, while throwing nine passes connecting on just three, and having one picked off.

Shadyside would go on A 25-play, 95-yard drive to tie this one up. They would throw the ball only four times during the drive, with the big pass going to Mason Vannest for A 16-yard gain down to the Green Wave 31-yard line. Brendan Sheehan would sack Rhys Francis for A 2-yard loss to bring up A 3rd and fourteen for the Tigers. #12 Karl Tsoras looked to have taken the ball away from the Newark Catholic defender to make A dynamite catch to pick up the first down. The drive would continue after Francis used his feet to pick up 6-yards, on A fourth and five conversion. Francis would Wyatt Reiman hauled in A pass to give the Tigers A first and goal from the Green Wave three. Reiman also took the ball the final 3-yards for the score, after Mason Vannest the P.A.T. we were locked up at seven.

With the Tigers going 95-yards on their first drive and getting A score I think the fans were thinking we were in for A high scoring game, with both teams totaling A lot of yards. Well if that was the thought, that thought turned out to be wrong. How wrong? Shadyside would not score again and they would only gain 56-yards the rest of the game. For the Green Wave, it would be three points and 202-yards.

The Newark Catholic passing game was dismal at best in this one though they manage to get A 42-yard gain with it when Cole Canter found Brandon Buchanan. That drive ended A short time later. The Tigers offense would fare no better on the ensuing drive with the big blow coming when Sheehan got his 2nd sack of the night on Francis. The Tigers defense would make the final two big plays in the half. First Jacob Visnic sacked Canter, then Mason Vannest picked Canter off.

In the third Canter was again picked off, this time by Francis. Francis would be sacked on the ensuing drive by Cole Sherburn. What would have been the highlight of the quarter came with 7:04 showing on the clock. Tanner Elwell fumbled A punt, picked the ball take off running, and did not stop until he had gone 50-yard for A touchdown, but a block in the back took the score away.

Donnell Wallace got to Reiman for A 5-yard loss to squash ut any thoughts of A tiger drive going anywhere. Reiman, is A hard nose, tuff runner but the Green Wave somehow kept him in check for the most part after that long opening drive. The Tigers looked lost on offense with their stud back having A hard night and it did not appear they had another horse to go to.

Langenbrunner would pick up 30-yards with 9:52 left in the game but on his next run, after looking to have picked up another big chunk of yards he put the ball on the ground and Andrew Osman of the Tigers pounced on it like Winnie-the-Pooh would A honey pot full of honey.

The Tigers luck after the fumble recovery was short-lived because Francis threw A bad pass that easily picked off by Ryan Poly who took it back to the Tigers 17-yard line, with 8:38 left on the clock. The Tigers defense would push the Green Wave back and force Auer to attempt A 40-yard field goal that he easily hit to give the Green Wave A 10-7 lead, which also would be our final score.

The Green Wave defense would end this one with two nice plays. Paul Jewett would get A sack, while Langenbrunner made up for his late fumble by picking off A Francis pass to secure the win.










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