Friday, September 16, 2016
Haskell High School
Stamford High School
Bulldogs Beat Indians in The Battle for HWY 277
By: Michael Lindsey
If you were at the game Friday Night, after sitting through a 2-hour lightning delay, there was a heck of a game that went down to the final minutes. Games between Haskell and Stamford are usually good games no matter what the teams records are going in. The Bulldogs were 0-3 going into the matchup looking for their first win, and they would get it with a 35-26 victory over the Indians.
Senior QB Alec Roewe led The Tribe offensively completing 13 out of 26 pass attempts for 216 yards and 2 touchdowns. Lead the team in rushing as well with 25 carries for 139 yards and 2 more TDâs. Roewe controlled the game in the first half with his legs, but in the second half Stamfordâs Defense seemed to be more keyed in on him as a runner. The Indians rushing game was almost none existent outside of Roewe, as there were only 6 carries on the night that werenât by Roewe.
JR. Rocky Haggard who had been a go to man on the ground only carried the ball 4 times for negative 4 yards, along with 1 carry for Sr. Lane Burson for 0 yards, and 1 carry for Sr. Ezell Woods for negative 3 yards. On the other side of the field the Bulldogs had three different players who carried the ball 10 or more times. Led by #11 Steven Johnson who ran the ball 18 times for 209 yards and three TDâs. Johnson averaged over 11 yards per carry, and as a team Stamford averaged 8.2 yards per carry
Receivers Kellen Parks and Sam Fouts both had good games and made plays after the catch. Both had a TD reception, Parks scored on a catch where he picked up an extra 50 plus yards after the catch to result in a 70-yard touchdown. Speaking with Coach Benton on Saturday he had this to say, âBig games against quality opponents always seem to come down to a few plays. Stamford executed better than we did in those situations. I believe my team has played good. Just not better than our opponents. When we do that we will win.â
Now The Indians turns their Attention to Olney with District play just around the corner. The Cubs will be coming to Haskell with an 0-4 record looking for their first victory of the season. The Tribe will look for their first home victory, while also putting an end to their three game losing streak. So Iâll see the Indian fans on Friday as we support our team.
Thursday SubVarsity Games:
JH Cancelled due to Weather
JV Haskell 0 – JV Stamford 28