Football, Game of the Week, Profiled - Written by Kram Staff on Thursday, October 4, 2012 22:07 - 1 Comment
Warriors Survive Scare from Ghosts
The Henry Wise Wood continued their excellent season with a 36-17 win over the Bishop Grandin Ghosts on Thursday night.
But the win wasn’t convincing, and that left head coach Cody Ehrmann with a burr in his saddle. According to the demanding coach his boys did enough to win, but they also did enough to lose. Thankfully for the players the Warriors rallied and put together an outstanding 4th quarter to keep them in the race for the division lead with the powerful Notre Dame Pride.
“I thought that Grandin played a very good game,” said a frustrated Ehrmann shortly after the game. “I think they played well enough to win and I think that we made a lot of mental mistakes, physical mistakes that took 21 points off the board and we put ourselves in a position to lose this football game.”
After three quarters of play the Warriors were hanging on to a narrow 20-17 lead thanks to a late touchdown run. Based on momentum it seemed as if the Ghosts were heading for an upset victory, but according to Ehrmann the leaders on his team stepped up and rallied their troops for the home stretch.
“They didn’t crater when it was 20-17, they didn’t give up and there were some leaders that stepped up and got emotional about it and they didn’t have to be led to finish the game, they did that on their own volition,” said Ehrmann.
The result was a 16-point 4th quarter and a 3-1 season record.
The strong finish didn’t fool Ehrmann however. The coach knows the responsibility of getting his team prepared falls on his his shoulders and those of his coach staff. So when the team doesn’t execute the game plan for the allotted 48 minutes he knows that there’s still some work to do get his team prepared for a long playoff run.
“We played very undisciplined football and that’s not how our kids are coached and prepared to play a game,” said Ehrmann. “You can’t play a quarter of football. Cliche after cliche after cliche, but we played a good 4th quarter, we stuck to a game plan defensively and offensively that we came into the game with. We went away from it in the 2nd and 3rd quarter but we came back to it and we stayed with what I thought put us in a position to win the game.”
Quarterback Adam Zajdel threw for three touchdowns and ran for another.
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The Notre Dame Pride continued their dominant play with a 44-0 victory over the Bishop O’Byrne Bobcats. The game was a re-match of last years Div. I championship final which the Bobcats won.
The Centennial Coyotes scored a convincing victory over the Western Canada Redmen. The Coyotes’ record improved to 2-2 while the Redmen fell to a disappointing 0-4 on the season.
The St. Francis Browns improved their record to 3-1 thanks to a 41-20 win over the Central Memorial Rams. The Rams’ record fell to 2-2 with the loss.