Landon Bears 40 High Point Eagles 0

On paper a high school with over 2,000 students (female and male) should have an advantage over an all-boys school with less than 700 in grades 3 through 12. Last year that mathematical advantage did not translate to results on the scoreboard with a Bears 42-6 victory. Coach Burnell looked at his current roster with 17 returning seniors plus 6 players greater than 250# and had expectations of a better season in 2016.

To show his confidence in his team, the Coach must have instructed his captains, if they won the toss of the coin (they did) to choose to kick-off (they did). The visitors took the ball on their own 36 and with a variety of runs and passes and they moved the line of scrimmage fifty yards on 14 plays. The drive stalled due to Landon mistakes and opted to test their place kicking specialist. The 30 yard FG attempt was not successful; so the Eagles took over deep in their own territory.

In three plays, the visitors’ D drove the home team backwards, including a Tackle For Loss by Mo Sillah. On fourth down High Point ‘s punter was swarmed by a band of Bears and eventually Carter Johnson tackled his opponent in the High Point end zone. Bears 2 Eagles 0 @2:35 of Q1.

At the end of the first 12 minutes, HP had to return possession to Landon due to the safety. Three plays moved the clock into Quarter 2.

END OF 1ST QUARTER BEARS 2 EAGLES 0

The result of two runs and three passes, the last was a 20 yard completion from John Geppert to Jalen Williams for a TD. The PAT involved a good snap by Austen Schnider to John who held for Aaron Broner’s kick. Bears 9 Eagles 0 @ 11:25 of Q2.

Aaron kicked off to the Eagles. Once again the stout Bear D bottled up High Point. A TFL by Joey Epstein and Maanik Lal upset the home team’s O, forcing another punt.

Landon started on their side of the 50 yard line and moved the ball 48 yards in 7 plays. This series was quarterbacked by Tejan Ford who handed the ball to Bryce Baylor who ran the last 9 yards for the 2nd Bear TD. The #45 to #8 to #3 combination worked to tally the 16th point. Bears 16 Eagles 0 @ 6:14.

Landon forced HP to another 3-and-out plus a punt. The visitors took the ball 53 yards. The result was a nice 30 yard field goal by Aaron with the successful #45 to # 8 predicate. Bears 19 Eagles 0 @0:09 remaining in the 1st half.

HALFTIME BEARS 19 EAGLES 0

The visitors were benefitted by a rare second kick off (initial and half) by the home team. The Bears held the ball for almost half of the 3rd period, but had to punt. Aaron’s punt was downed by the long snap center Austen pinning HP deep in its own territory. Aggressive play by the Bear D moved the ball closer to Landon’s own goal line. On the next play the Eagle player was hit and fumbled the ball. Linebacker Joey Epstein recovered it in the end zone for his first TD of the year. Aaron’s PAT was good and the score was Bears 26- Eagles 0 @6:50 of Q3

High Point was good moved the ball with some nice passes, but the drive was stopped when Beckett Norris knocked down a pass which would have given the Eagles energy.

On the next Eagle offensive possession, Landon’s D took the ball away again. A long throw by the HP QB was caught by Jalen Williams who demonstrated that he is MUCH faster than his older brother (L’ 15 and Richmond ’19).

END OF 3RD Q BEARS 26 EAGLES 0

With a short field Jelani Machen scored on a 12 yard run. The PAT Bears 33 Eagles 0 @ 11:20 of Q4

Aaron crushed the kickoff into the end zone and HP changed QBs. The new signal caller completed a couple of passes. With some confidence from this, the play was set for a long pass down the field. It was completed, but the receiver was Jelani and he showed speed and deception on a 75 yard TD interception run. The PAT was successful making the scoreboard read Landon 40 High Point 0 @ 7:18.

Under the Maryland High School rules with such a point differential, the clock did not stop. After a couple of languid plays, the scoreboard time read 0:00.

FINAL SCORE BEARS 40 EAGLES 0

 

STATISTICS

Passing

Player                 passes      completions      yards

Geppert              13                        7                 74

Ford                    1                           0

Receptions

Player                 catches              yards

Epstein                        4                 39

Williams                       1                 20

Baylor                           1                 13

Harley                           2                   2

Rushing

Player                 rushes                yards

Maachen            7                          84

Epstein               7                           38

Delane                5                           36

Ford                    2                           29

Baylor                 2                           23

Howe                  3                           23

Geppert              3                          10

                             29                       243

 

BEAT WHITMAN

 

 

EDITORIAL POLICY

It’s a little presumptuous to even pretend that this silly little “blog” merits anything called an editorial policy, but I cannot think of a more apt phrase to introduce an explanation of why BSN covers Bear Sports News in a peculiar style. Hopefully, the below paragraph will explain to new readers what’s going on in this space; further, the “policy” makes some important admissions (maybe even a priori apologies) and makes clear how welcome your comments, criticisms, corrections and the occasional compliment(s) are welcome!!!!

(a) the content is mine, does not reflect the opinion of Landon, Coach Padalino or anyone directly related to Landon,

(b) that any errors that may exist are mine, inadvertent and correctable (please let me know and I will make ALL corrections);

(c) that the author (me) is a huge disciple of the Landon team concept and that I will do everything that I can do to mention all the players; however, universal coverage is not really possible through this medium. If someone believes that a player or group should receive greater attention, I am open to such suggestions. I will TRY not to mention referees at any time and will limit references to the opposition.

(d) that BSN is a volunteer publication and that as the editor, publisher, statistician and writer [me], I am all too fallible and I apologize in advance for any error.

(e) TO REPEAT– BSN  gladly welcomes all comments, criticisms and corrections; usually the right version is incorporated in the text. SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO GIVE ME ALL FORMS OF FEEDBACK (GOOD AND BAD).

IF ANY NEW BEAR FANS WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE BSN LIST SERVE WHICH SENDS OUT THESE POSTS, please send an email to sandy_murdock@yahoo.com

 

Advertisements
Published in: on September 3, 2016 at 10:36 am  Comments (1)  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://bearsportsnews.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/landon-bears-40-high-point-eagles-0/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

One CommentLeave a comment

  1. […] Coach Paladino’s Bears traveled to High Point High School and won 40-0. For more details click on this. […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: