|Cavaliers dismantle Blue Jays in MAC football|
|Saturday, September 21, 2013 12:53 AM|
DELPHOS — Coldwater scored on the second play from scrimmage in a steady rain Friday night and never looked back as they dismantled host St. John’s 41-6 in Midwest Athletic Conference action.
“They completely dominated us in every facet of the game both physically and mentally,” a terse St. John’s head coach Todd Schulte said.
The Cavaliers (3-1, 2-0 MAC) did indeed dominate the proceedings, rolling up 422 yards of offense: 288 yards rushing (on 30 totes) and 134 passing (10-of-14 by Brody Hoying).
The Blue Jays (1-3, 1-1 MAC) could only amass 167 yards, 152 on the ground.
Hoying did it with his legs on the first possession, though. He returned the opening kickoff 23 yards to the Cavalier 33. Mitch Schoenherr (10 rushes, 44 yards) ran for four and at the 37, Hoying — in the Cavaliers’ traditional 4-wide shotgun offense — ran a keeper over the right side. He showed great patience to the corner and once he got there, he was gone down the sideline. Matt Kramer made it 7-0 just 50 ticks into the matchup.
The Jays did reach the Cavalier 44 on their first drive but had to kick, with senior Ben Wrasman (6 boots, 34.8-yard average) pinning Coldwater at the 2.
After forcing a punt, the Jays were in great field position at the Coldwater 46 but after twice putting the ball on the wet sod, they had punt. Wrasman’s effort was blocked by C.J. Seibert and Andrew Schwieterman caught it in mid-air and returned in 10 yards to the Blue Jay 25. It took four plays to make it pay off. At the 11, Hoying dropped from the gun and found Schoenherr out of the backfield on the left sideline at the 5; he turned up and found the end zone with 2:42 showing in the opener. Kramer made it 14-0.
After senior Luke MacLennan returned the kickoff 14 yards to the 29, the Jays put their best drive together — a 13-play possession (including a pass interference penalty on the visitors) that saw them reach the Cavalier 13. However, on fourth down, Martz was sacked from the back side by Seibert and fumbled, with the Cavaliers recovering the pigskin at the 20.
The Jays caught a break on the sixth play from scrimmage from the Cavalier 47. Coldwater tried a hitch-and-pitch but Adam Klosterman’s lateral to Schoenherr was fumbled and the Blue and Gold recovered at the 45. However, the Jays could do nothing with it and punted.
The Cavaliers then went on a 10-play, 85-yard sojourn to end the half. Keyed by two completions from Hoying to Schoenherr (50 yards) that set the ball at the St. John’s 1, Hoying ran a keeper up the gut and found the end zone with 16 ticks left. Kramer’s conversion was wide, leaving the halftime score 20-0, Coldwater.
MacLennan returned the second-half kickoff 19 yards to the 29 and the hosts eventually reached the visitor 42 in five plays but could go no farther.
The next four series ended in punts, with the Cavaliers taking over at their 15 with 12 ticks left in the third. Plenty of time. Hoying faked Schoenherr to the left and kept it to The right; he sped to the corner, got a key block on the last defender and simply outran everyone to the end zone with no time on the clock. Kramer made it 27-0.
The Jays finally got on the board on their next series. MacLennan’s 17-yard return set them up at the 34. A play later, senior Tyler Jettinghoff (13 rushes, 60 yards) ran for 17 to the Cavalier 49. From there, MacLennan (6 rushes, 76 yards) took a trap up the gut, would not go down, emerged out of the traffic and was gone. However, Wrasman’s extra point hit the crossbar and bounced backward, leaving the scoreboard 27-6 with 11:22 left.
Chris Post returned the kickoff 63 yards to the Jays’ 27 and it took five plays to punch it in. At the 6, Hoying found Drew Otten on a quick out to the right sideline and the goalline. Kramer made it 34-6 with 8:29 left.
The teams then went to their junior varsity units.
The Jays had a chance to score as freshman Jaret Jackson recovered a bad snap on the Coldwater 25 but the Jays could not covert a first down.
The Cavaliers tacked on one more score: a 4-play, 78-yard drive. At the Jays’ 47, Kraig Schoenherr took a sweep off the left side, found the corner and was gone with 2:45 left. Kyle McKibben added the final tally.
St. John’s visits Anna Friday.
COLDWATER 41, ST. JOHN’S 6
Score by Quarters
Coldwater 14 6 7 14 - 41
St. John’s 0 0 0 6 - 6
CO - Brody Hoying 63 run (Matt Kramer kick), 11:10
CO - Mitch Schoenherr 11 pass from Hoying (Kramer kick), 2:42
CO - Hoying 1 run (kick failed), :16
CO - Hoying 85 run (Kramer kick), :00
SJ - Luke MacLennan 49 run (kick failed), 11:01
CO - Drew Otten 6 pass from Hoying (Kramer kick), 8:29
CO - Kraig Schoenherr 47 run (Kyle McKibben kick), 2:45
Coldwater St. John’s
First Downs 15 9
Total yards 422 167
Rushes/Yards 30/288 41/152
Passing yards 134 15
Comps./Atts. 10/14 2/13
Intercepted by 0 0
Fumbles/Lost 2/2 7/1
Penalties/Yards 8/46 3/15
Punts/Aver. 3/40 6/34.8
RUSHING: Brody Hoying 10-179, Kraig Schoenherr 1-47, Mitch Schoenherr 10-44, Cory Selhorst 3-31, Drew Otten 1-2, Chris Post 2-0, Team 3-(-)15.
PASSING: Hoying 10-14-134-0-2.
RECEIVING: M. Schoenherr 4-62, Matt Kramer 2-23, Adam Klosterman 2-17, Jason Bills 1-26, Otten 1-6.
RUSHING: Luke MacLennan 6-76, Tyler Jettinghoff 13-60, Nick Martz 15-19, James Buettner 2-3, Evan Mohler 4-(-)3, Jacob Youngpeter 1-(-)3.
PASSING: Martz 2-10-15-0-0, Youngpeter 0-3-0-0-0.
RECEIVING: MacLennan 2-15.