Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Week 1

Coming off a 41-28 loss to Lancaster Catholic in the playoffs and giving 605 yards the Red Tornadoes started off the season getting mercy-ruled by Selinsgrove. The Red Tornadoes didn't have any success against the Seals 3-5 scheme.

Selinsgrove did not run one offensive play in their own zone in the first half against Mount Carmel. The 28-0 score at the half could have been worse.

At 0-1, Mount Carmel faces Shamokin at home.

Shamokin and Southern hooked up on Saturday and pulled out a 21-7 victory. After giving up TD runs of 75 and 25 yards to Jake Morton. The Indian defense settled down. The Indian running game looked somewhat better. They were better with DiRienzo in the game. Pass defense and wide receivers are suspect. No catches in the second half and two receptions for 15 yards the rest of the way. Once again, the Shamokin secondary coughed up a 3 and 26 which led to a score.

The Indians only managed 31 yards in the second half.

Southern on the other hand the running game looked strong early but lacked it's usual consistency. The motion penalties in the 4th quarter and 3 personal fouls were totally out of character.

Southern's receivers helped out Jake Townsend making serveral great catches. Maybe Townsend had the jitters. He wasn't too accurate in the pregame and it carried over into the game itself.

Can Shamokin's offense put up 21 against anyone?? Southern should settle in nicely as the season goes on. Some of Mount Carmel's biggest questions will be answered this Friday night.

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