Leicht Finds Govan to cap off a 70 yard drive, Jed Martin FInishes off a 61 Yard Drive, and Jacob Leicht puts icing on 21-0 cake with 1 yard plunge – “Dewey” Schwartz nails 3 PATs
KING – DAVID GOVAN, QUEEN – ALY SMITH
1ST ATTENDENTS – ZACH HOLTZ AND BELLE RITTER
2ND ATTENDENTS – JED MARTIN AND OLIVIA HAUBNER
PLAYERS OF THE GAME SPECIAL TEAMS – LUKE SCHROEDER
DEFENSIVE – AUSTIN SCHADLER
Our Brossart Football Mustangs improve to 4-0 on the merits of a 21-0 shutout of the 2A Holy Cross Indians, in the first of what is a four game home stand, with Lloyd, Ludlow, and Nicholas County remaining on our home games dance card.
Neither team was able to pick up a first down on their first offensive series, but that changed on Brossart’s next series of downs. Jacob Leicht orchestrated a 70 yard drive, culminated by a 17 touchdown pass to the Homecoming King, David Govan, giving the Mustangs a 7-0 advantage when “Dewey:” Schwartz connected on the PAT.
On the ensuing kick-off, Holy Cross fumbled the Luke Piscitello hot grounder, which was recovered by Sophomore Luke Schroeder, depriving the Indians of a chance to counter the Mustang touchdown, and presented the ball back to the Mustang offense. For his efforts, the Sophomore Special Teams player was awarded Player of the Game recognition.
Brossart would not score on that series and would dodge an Indians bullet with a little over 4 minutes to play in the half, when Javier Ward, the Holy Cross speedster, broke free and ran for an apparent Holy Cross touchdown, BUT, there was a flag on the play, which would bring it back. On the next play, the Indians turned the ball back to the Mustangs on downs as we sacked Holy Cross Quarterback, Javier Ison. Leicht then marched his team 61 yards for another score, as Jed Martin carried the piggy 3 yards into the end zone, giving the Mustangs a 14-0 halftime lead when Schwartz added his second “extra point” of the evening.
To begin the second half, again, the Mustangs, this time Jed Martin, recovered a Holy Cross fumble, depriving the Tribe the football, and Leicht and Company were back in business. Jacob would score and make it a 21-0 Mustangs advantage when Schwartz split the uprights. The Mustangs defense preserved the shut out over the remainder of the third and the entire fourth quarter to put the Holy Cross ball on the wall – our fourth of the season, against no losses.
|56||Rushing Yards Allowed|
|90||Passing Yards Allowed|
Any number of Brossart offensive or defensive players were worthy of Snappy Tomato Player of the Game recognition, but it was Austin Schadler who stood out on the defensive side of the ball. For the first four games of the season our defense remains unscathed.
On the night, the Mustangs had 41 run plays for 174 yards to the Indians 22 Jed Martin was our leading ground-gainer with 75 yards on 15 carries.
Tim Cooper was in the house for a half. I have created two separate “Tim Cooper Photos” pages. .
Congratulations to the students and fans of both Brossart and Holy Cross, who raised over $20,000 in conjunction with the “Battle of the Brothers” inflatables battle in the MAC Center Circle just prior to kick-off.
It seems that our Voice Over of our Meridix audio broadcast on NFHS didn’t happen. The feed remained with the PA, so our fans still had documentation of the game. Our Meridix broadcast, which lost about five minutes of air time a week ago in Bellevue, was perfect this week and went off without a hitch.
SEASON STATS TO DATE
4 – 0 Win-Loss Record 112 Points Scored 7 Points Allowed 974 Rushing Yards 379 Rushing Yards Allowed 78 Passing Yards 224 Passing Yards Allowed