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RHS Football Game Recap Week 5

Meigs County surprises Rockwood, 42-14

Sept. 19, 2014 @ Rockwood

Box Score 1 2 3 4 Final
Meigs County 7 14 21 0 42
Rockwood 0 7 7 0 14

Credit: Goose Lindsay

Rockwood was its own worst enemy Friday night, and the result was a 42-14 defeat at home against Meigs County in a key District 3-A contest.

A quick look at the statistics shows that Rockwood actually out gained the visiting Tigers from Decatur by a 366-325 margin, but Rockwood was also minus four in the turnover department as two of those giveaways were returned for touchdowns.

Rockwood also had a lot of yards that didn’t result in points as the Tigers had two drives end on downs inside the Meigs County 10-yard line.

The visitors showed they meant business with a nice drive to start the game. Starting from the Rockwood 49 after a long kick return, Meigs County put together a 13-play scoring drive that featured a pair of fourth down conversions and a 12-yard touchdown run that made the score 7-0.

Rockwood seemed poised to answer, but the Tigers would commit their first turnover of the night with a fumble at the Meigs County 22.

Rockwood’s next drive was just as frustrating. The Tigers marched 51 yards in 11 plays, but were turned away at the Meigs County 10-yard line on downs early in the second quarter.

The Meigs County version of the Tigers then put together the longest drive of the game as they drove 90 yards in 8 plays to take a 14-0 lead following a 16-yard scoring pass.

Rockwood did get on the scoreboard on its next possession when Will Warner capped a 72-yard scoring drive with a 58-yard pass to Drake Long. Trey Treadway added the PAT to pull the Tigers to within 14-7.

Rockwood, however, couldn’t maintain the momentum as Meigs County answered with an 8-play, 68-yard scoring drive that would give the visitors a 21-7 lead late in the second quarter.

The third quarter proved to be a disaster for the home team.

Rockwood opened the second half on offense, but Meigs County picked off a pass on the fourth play of the second half and returned the interception 48 yards for a score to make it 28-7.

The Tigers threw another interception two plays later and that led to a 3-play, 34-yard scoring drive that gave Meigs County a 35-7 lead.

Rockwood did try to mount a comeback. The Tigers answered with a 5-play, 87-yard scoring drive that ended in a 6-yard pass from Warner to J.C. Bowen to make the score 35-14.

A 68-yard pass from Warner to Long set up the score.

The momentum seemed to be shifting in Rockwood’s favor following a punt, but Meigs County put the game away three plays into the Tigers’ next possession when they returned a deflected pass 25 yards for a score to make the score 42-14.

Rockwood would use a 75-yard halfback pass from Long to Bowen to reach inside the Meigs County 10 on the ensuing possession, but Meigs County’s defense stiffened as Rockwood turned the ball over on downs at the 1-yard line.

Long had a big game for the Tigers in defeat. He ran the ball 20 times for 68 yards while adding 141 yards and one score on three receptions. He also had 75 yards passing.

Rockwood dropped to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in District 3-A with the victory. The Tigers will visit surprising Oakdale (5-0) Friday night.


Team Q-number: What Happened
M Quarter 1 #3 Dakota Ricker runs for 12 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #22 Justus Palko good)
M Quarter 2 #2 Bryson Baker pass complete to #3 Dakota Ricker for 17 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #22 Justus Palko good)
R Quarter 2 #11 Will Warner pass complete to #1 Drake Long for 58 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #15 Trey Treadway good)
M Quarter 2 #2 Bryson Baker pass complete to #10 Derek Letner for 24 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #22 Justus Palko good)
M Quarter 3 #11 Will Warner pass intercepted 48 yards by #3 Dakota Ricker. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #22 Justus Palko good)
M Quarter 3 #2 Bryson Baker runs for 5 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #22 Justus Palko good)
R Quarter 3 #11 Will Warner pass complete to #3 JC Bowen for 7 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #2 Logan Miller good)
M Quarter 3 #11 Will Warner pass intercepted  25 Yards by #3 Dakota Ricker. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #22 Justus Palko good)

Team Statistics

  Rockwood Meigs County
First Downs 9 (7 rush, 2 pass, 0 penalty) 16 (11 rush, 5 pass, 0 penalty)
Rushing yards 117 197
Yards Per Rush 3.3 5.1
Passing yards 223 137
Yards Per Pass 44.6 13.7
Total yards 334 340
Yards Per Play 7.2 6.4
Att-Comp-Int 12-5-3 13-10-0
Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties-yards 4-50 8-65
Total offensive plays 47 52
Passing plays 12 13
Running plays 35 39
Punting 2-24.0 0-0.0

Individual Statistics


  Attempts Cmp Yards TD INT
W. Warner 11 4 148 2 3
D. Long 1 1 75 0 0


  Attempts Yds Avg. TD
Drake Long 20 68 3.4 0
Jason Gaus 8 20 2.5 0
Justin Domon 4 16 4.0 0
Wil Warner 1 9 9.0 0
Austin Brindley 1 3 3.0 0
Jared Kilby 1 1 1.0 0


  Receptions Yds Avg. TD
Drake Long 3 141 47.0 1
JC Bowen 2 82 41.0 1

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Game Video Highlights and Post Game  Interviews

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9/19/14 Rockwood Vs Meigs County


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9/19/14 Meigs County Post Game Interviews


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9/19/14 Play of the Week Vs Meigs County


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