SC vs Pike Valley
By: Coach Rick Hatfield
Warriors Improve But Fall to Pike Valley
(Miltonvale) The Warriors played better football on Thursday but still fell to the Pike Valley Panthers 52 – 24. Dayton Reeves was the main culprit for the Panthers. Panther stats were not available after the game but it was Reeves who drove the Warriors crazy with his open field running.
The Warriors were led in Rushing by Cole Liby who had his career best game with 146 yards and 2 touchdowns, Mark Paillet rushed 7 times for 72 yards and 1 touchdown, Caden Stein rushed 7 times for 17 yards, and Jackson Kearn rushed the ball 1 time for 2 yards and did catch all three of the Warrior extra points for a 6 point total.
Caden Stein had his career best passing game with a 9 of 11 for 115 yards performance. He did have 1 pick. Ayden Williams caught 3 passes for 40 yards, Mark Paillet caught 1 pass for 10 yards, Jackson Kearn caught 3 passes for 26 yards plus those 3 extra points, and Cole Liby caught 2 passes for 29 yards.
“I thought we improved today in a lot of areas. We moved the ball consistently and that is a really important thing. Caden had a really fine day throwing the rock and Cole really ran the ball well. When that happens, it happens because all of the players are doing their job. The main thing we have to improve on is tackling. We still are not getting that done on a consistent basis.” quoted Warrior Coach Rick Hatfield.
The Warrior tackle chart was as follows: Mark Paillet 3 tackles 1 Pass defense, Ayden Williams 2 tackles 1 for a loss and a pass defense, Jaxon Kearn 4 tackles, 2 assists, and a pass defense, Cole Liby 2 tackles and 2 assists, one for a loss, Caden Stein 4 assists, and Noah Demars 1 tackle.
The Warriors play next on Thursday at home against Thunder Ridge. Game time is 5:00 PM.