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RHS Football Game Recap Week 9

Rockwood Gets Big Region Win Over Wartburg

Oct. 18, 2019 @ Wartburg

Box Score 1 2 3 4 Final
Rockwood 0 0 0 0 35
Wartburg 0 0 0 0 0

Game Summary By Ed Greif

The Rockwood Tigers recorded their first shutout of the season, a 35-0 win over the Wartburg Bulldogs to improve their record to 4-5 and securing a spot in the Class 2A playoffs. A win over Cumberland Gap on Nov. 1 gives John Webb's team a 5-5 record.

Rockwood dominated the game offensively, rushing for 290 yards on 33 carries and completed 3-of-10 passes for 60 with two TDs. Jayden Hannibal had 132 yards rushing on seven carries with two TDs, while Octavious Worthy had 64 yards on seven carries and had one reception for eight yards with a touchdown. Dakota Waldo had 34 yards on 11 rushes with one touchdown. Xadrian Fickey caught a 26-yard pass from Nate Brackett for a score. Tyler Davis completed 18-of-37 passes for 204 yards and rushed for 25 yards on 10 carries for the Bulldogs.

Wartburg had the first possession of the game, using their running game to move the ball into Tiger terrirtory; however, the Rockwood defense led by Dillon Garrett, Michaiah Storey, Josiah Gilbery and Waldo forced a punt to give the ball to the Tiger offense. J. Hannibal returned the punt 24 yards to the Wartburg 46-yard line. Seven plays later, Waldo scored from the one-yard line for the 6-0 lead. Ben

Woodall booted the first of five PATs for 7-0 lead. Hannibal had a 29-yard run for a first down.
Wartburg took over at their 20 after Woodall's kick sailed into to end zone for a touchback; however, Wartburg went three and out, giving the ball back to the Tigers at their 33-yard line.

Worthy opened the possession with a 49-yard run to move the ball into Bulldog territory. Four plays later, J. Hannibal scored from the 1-yard run for the 13-0 lead. Woodall booted the PAT for the 14-0 advantage. Another touchback put the ball at the Wartburg 20-yard line, where the hosts run three plays as the first quarter ended. Tyler Davis carried three times for 16 yards.

The drive continued into the second quarter behind the arm of T. Davis, who completed 4-of-8 passes for 53 yards; however, the Bulldogs were stopped on downs by the Tiger defense led by Fickey, Storey and Brackett.

The Tigers drove 61 yards in eight plays to take a 20-0 lead on Brackett;s 8-yard pass to Worthy. Woodall made it 21-0. Wartburg took over at their 20-yard line. Again, T. Davis took to air, completing 3-of-4 passes for 66 yards, all three to Caleb McCarty, but one pass was picked off by Brackett.

The Tigers ran a couple of plays to take the 21-0 lead at the break. Waldo returned the second half kick 10 yards to the Tiger 45-yard line, where they picked up 19 yards on six carries, including five on a fake punt by Waldo. Wartburg took over at their 9-yard line, but the drive was stopped by Fickey's 6-yard interception return. T. Davis was 2-of-2 passing for 36 yards,including a 26-yarder to Colby Justice.

Four plays later, Brackett passed 26 yards to Fickey for a 27-0 advantage. Woodall's PAT made it 28-0. Wartuburg's next possession ended on Alexander's interception; however, the Tigers were stopped on downs at the Bulldog 34-yard line.

The Bulldogs ran a couple of plays to end the quarter, but the drive was stopped the Tiger defense led by J. Hannibal, Waldo and Gavin Evans. Rockwood gave the ball to the Bulldogs, when Hyle fumbled after catching a 26 yard pass from Brackett. Michael Davis returned the ball 19 yards for the Bulldogs.

T. Davis completed 3-of-6 passes for 36 yards, but the Tigers stopped the march on downs at the Tiger 31-yard line. On the first play, J. Hannibal weaved his way through the Bulldog defense for 69 yards for a scored. Woodall made ti 35-0 to activate the mercy rule. Wartburg ran eight plays to kill the clock.

Players of the week are: Offensive #1 Jaiden Hannibal and Defense #52 Gavin Evans

Game Video
Rockwood Sports Network
Week 9 Game - Rockwood Vs. Wartburg
Video includes the Pre-Game and Post Game Shows.

10/18/2019

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