The Friday night bout between the at the time 2-0 Adair County Indians, and the 0-2 Larue County Hawks was an overall defensive masterclass from both teams. The game started off with a stalemate, as the game was tied up until the finishing minutes of the half. Luckily, it was Grant that got the Indians out ahead. The Junior Quarterback took the snap under center and quickly drove through 3 Larue County defenders for the first touchdown of the game.
When the team is looking for a touchdown, they have the guy to give it to. Grant racked up 115 passing yards of 11/15 completions. Although he had a stellar performance passing the ball, his ground attack is what really was a game changer. He boasted 145 rushing yards on 16 attempts for 2 touchdowns. It was clear to everyone from the beginning of the game that he came to play. 7 of Grants 11 completions were to Junior Wide Out Soloman Stonebreaker. Solomon achieved 57 yards on these 7 catches, and is one of the top receivers in the state in terms of completion . This duo has been lighting teams up all season and they aren’t gonna stop anytime soon.
Junior Wide Receiver, Jayden Miller also made a huge impact on the game. He took a short pass which many would’ve only gotten 2-3 yards on, and made it into a 45 yard gain. His explosiveness and strength makes a world of difference for the Indians. On the defensive side of the ball, the Indians played rock solid defense.
Brothers Byron, and Ryder Rodgers accumulated 21 tackles, and provided much needed coverage for the Indians over the middle of the field. Hard hitting junior linebacker Timothy Streeval also put on a show, having 9 tackles, one of which was for a big loss. It’s safe to say Streeval keeps teams looking over their shoulder with his hard hitting ability, and he proved it this game .
Junior Defensive Back Aiden Smith forced the only turnover of the game for the Hawks, but it came at a perfect time. The Hawks were marching into Indian territory, and moral was down for the defense. It seemed almost certain that the Indians had allowed a touchdown. Just before the Hawks we’re able to reach the end zone Smith cut off a pass intended for the outside receiver in order to create an interception. This would be the dagger that would eventually put the Hawks away.
This win puts the Indians in a great spot going into a big game next week against Franklin-Simpson. When asked about the upcoming matchup the Junior Wide Receiver Solomon Stonebreaker said “We’ve made it this far, we’re 3 and 0. I can promise you one thing. When we’re 4 and 0 next week it’ll feel a whole lot better.” Stonebreakers confidence fires his game, and its clear when watching him play.
The game against Franklin Simpson will talk place at 7 p.m. central time at Franklin Simpsons home field. This will be a huge win if the Indians are able to come away with it, and it will be a great game to watch either way.
By Trenton Page
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