Tiger Cubs overpower Clovers, 56-6

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Making the most of a few carries, Devin Clar had a huge night for Greencastle. The junior ran 10 times for 203 yards and two touchdowns. (Banner Graphic/JAY LOCKETT)

CLOVERDALE -- It was a tough night for the Cloverdale football faithful when county rival Greencastle came looking for its first win of the season on Friday. The Clovers came out firing early in the game but the Tiger Cubs eventually took control of the contest winning 56-6.

"I saw a lot of good improvements," GHS coach Mike Meyer said. "I saw some things. We started meshing on offense. We started some good things on defense. I'm very proud of them. I can't pick out one guy. A lot of guys did a nice job."

The good Greencastle play began early. After an early safety, committed by the Clovers, Greencastle's Nick Costin tossed a long pass to Chase Chew. The early drive was capped by Anthony Rossok, who caught the four-yard touchdown pass from Costin.

Nick Winders hauls in a first-quarter interception against Greencastle Friday. The pick led to the Clovers' only score in the 56-6 loss to the Tiger Cubs. (Banner Graphic/JAY LOCKETT)

Cloverdale struck back when Nick Winders jumped a route and picked off a Costin pass. Cloverdale was able to capitalize on a penalty and Parker Watts connected with Drew Boyette in the end zone.

From there Greencastle turned on the pressure. Chase Chew scored a touchdown on a 10-yard pass.

GHS then picked off a Cloverdale pass to start the second, ending that drive with a Rossok touchdown catch. Making the score 22-6

Greencastle was not done, however, when Devin Clar broke a 76-yard sprint to earn a score.

"They were more fundamentally sound and mentally stronger than we were," Cloverdale coach Tony Meyer said. "It was evident. They were incredibly well coached. Clar is a fantastic running back. He hits the holes hard. We just kept shooting ourselves in the foot. You can only mess up so many times and be competitive."

More miscues on the snap by the Clovers, who were without their starting center, led to easy points for the Tiger Cubs.

Clar scored on another big run, as did Chew.

"This gives us a lot of momentum," Mike Meyer said. "We've got a good football team coming in West Vigo. We've got to get ready for them. We've got our hands full."

Greencastle (1-1) will play the Vikings (2-0) at home while Cloverdale (0-2) will travel to Edgewood (1-1) Friday.

At Cloverdale

Greencastle 15 28 13 0 -- 56

Cloverdale 6 0 0 0 -- 6


1st Quarter

GHS--Safety (CHS fumbled snap) 2-0 Greencastle

GHS --Costin 4 yd pas to Rossok 8-0 Greencastle

CHS --Watts 10-yard pass to Boyette 2 pt no good8-6 Greencastle

GHS -- Castin 22-yard pass to Chew kick good 15-6 Greencastle

2nd Quarter

GHS--33-yard pass to Rossok kick good 22-6 Greencastle

GHS--Clar 76-yard run kick good 29-6 Greencastle

GHS Costin pass to Scanland kick good 36-6 Greencasstle

GHS (CHS fumble snap into endzone for GHS TD) 43-6

3rd Quarter

GHS Chew 60-yard run kick no good 49-6

GHS--Clar 37-yard run kick good 56-6

GHS Stats

Rushing (atts-yds) 27-357

Clar-10-203 (2 TD) , Chew 3-73 (TD), Taylor 7-68, Edwards 4-14, Fajt 1-(-5), Souders 2-4

Passing: N. Costin 7-9-128 (3TD)

Receiving (catches-yds) Chew 3-73 (TD), Rossok 3-48 (2 TD), Scanland 1-17 (TD),

Chs Stats

Rushing 13- (-6)

Passing: Watts 11-19-148

Receiving: Kaeft 4-70, Boyette 2-21 (TD), Davis 2-43, T. Jackson 1-5, Winders 2-9

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