Tuesday, September 4, 2018

MTHS Varsity Football Def Rock Island at Home Season Opener 08-31-2018

                       MTHS Redbirds 42  -  R.I. Rocks 14

                                                                                                                            Photo provided by: Roedell Metamora Herald
The Redbirds hosted the Rock Island Rocks this evening after a mix-up with the Visitors bringing the Soph team to play against the Fresh team...schedule mix-up by Rock Island AD. Both Soph/Fresh play on Saturday. The Varsity game was the home opener and game 2 of the season against a non-conference competitor. The huge student section and large fan turn-out came out to support the team. The band, JFL players, and Dads created a corridor for the boys to come out onto the field setting the stage. The Redbirds exchanged scores early with the Rocks, but pulled ahead with strong passing and great after the catch yardage. The running was good but was not able to penetrate the defense fully - given their large line on both sides. Their size was obvious, but the Redbirds simply outplayed the Rocks this evening with Thomas at the lead surveying the field and making accurate passes and options decisions. And I almost forgot to mention the Kaufman Team helping with the many heat cramps that seemed to come in every series in the 2nd half.

Next Game: vs East Peoria Raiders @ EastSide Sports Centre.  Freshman @ 5:00pm
Varsity @ 7:30pm. 09-07-2018.
Article submitted by: Chris Lee

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