|NBHS Football ends season against state-ranked Hopewell|
Posting Date: 11/01/2011
By Tonda Hollenback
The Tiger football team’s season may be over but the 2012 season will start up again on December 1, 2011. The weight room will be open to all football players that are not playing basketball or wrestling.
Sound like it is too early to get started? It is never too early to make a commitment to get bigger, faster and stronger. There are lots of returning starters and this is a great opportunity to commit by doing – lift weights three days a week, run everyday, stretch everyday, jump rope everyday.
Attention next year’s juniors and seniors – lead the way by setting an example. Believe that it takes hard work to build a team. Believe that hard work will equal success. Will it be easy? Heck no! Will it make you a better athlete? Yes! Will it make your team come together? Yes, with upperclassman leading the way the Tiger team will be fierce.
Coach Woodruff stated, “I told the team to play hard. Hopewell Loudon may be ranked third in Division 5 football but it does not matter who we are playing. What matters is giving your all, doing your best and playing with heart.”
“I was very proud of our Tigers this whole season. I may not have always been proud of how we played but I was always proud of them as young men playing a tough game. The Tigers hung in there against Hopewell-Loudon even though the score was 56 to 6.”
“We had a tough season with injuries and illness but our young athletes stepped right up and gave their all. That was impressive.”
“I am already looking forward to next season. There are several key players returning and many young players that cannot wait to get started again.”
NB had 98 yards rushing on 46 attempts. Hopewell, who is ranked #3 in Ohio D - V, gained 291 yards rushing on 25 attempts.
In the passing game NB completed 2 of 6 passes, with one TD and no interceptions. Hopewell complete 11 of 23, with one interception. NB had 113 total yards, Hopewell 496. The Tigers fumbled once and lost that. H - L fumbled twice, losing one of them.
Jordan Watson led the Tigers in rushing with 86 yards in 19 carries followed by Lane Bishop with 20 yards in 11 carries and Jacob Williams with 2 yards in 12 carries.
Lane Bishop scored the single Tiger Touchdown on a 9-yard pass. Bishop also led the Tigers in kick-off return yards with 57 yards in 4 carries followed by Brandon Solly with 53 yards in 2 carries and Gabe Delosreyes with 41 yards in 2 carries.
Jordan Watson had 1 interception and ran the ball for 35 yards. Watson also punted the ball 9 times for 268 yards and Jacob Williams had 6 passing attempts with 2 completions for 14 yards and 1 pass for a touchdown.
Jacob Williams led the Tiger defense with 8 tackles (2 solos and 8 assists) followed by Jordan Watson with 7 tackles (2 solos and assists) and 1 interception; Skylar Hall with 6 assist tackles; Brock Boyer with 6 tackles ( 4 solo and 2 assists); Lane Bishop with 5 assist tackles; Austin Andres with 4 assist tackles; Brandon Solly with 3 tackles (2 solo and 1 assist); Joel Swartz with 3 tackles (1 solo, 2 assists and 1 for FL); Gabe Delosreyes with 3 tackles (1 solo and 2 assists); Jady Snyder with 3 tackles (1 solo, 2 assists; Jonathon Long with 1 assist tackle; Jacob Pelton with 1 assist tackle; Cody Cotterman with 1 assist; Tyler Trumbull with 1 assist and Jacob Christiansen with 1 tackle.
Thanks from the NBHS Athletic Department to all of our Tiger fans and all those individuals that take tickets, work in the concession stand, run the chains, announce, line the field, clean up after the game and anyone else that believes our Tigers are the best. See you next year!
Photos by Scott Ferguson
Austin Andrus stops the Chieftain running back behind the line of scrimmage
Jacob Williams rolls out while looking to pass
The senior band members spell it out at half time
Lane Bishop catches the touchdown pass
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