WHEELING - The general consensus among football coaches at every level is that defenses are usually ahead of the offenses early in the season. If that's truly the case, Indian Creek is miles in front of everyone else right now.
You have to feel bad for Weir quarterback William Larch because the Redskins delivered one tomahawk chop after another in their 52-13 victory on Thursday as part of the OVAC McDonald's Kickoff Weekend at Kettlewell Memorial Stadium. How bad was it?
Consider that junior defensive end Chris Getsy put Larch on his back four times, which set a school record, as part of a 10-tackle (three for loss) performance that also included breaking up a pass. If that were all it would be bad enough, but there's a lot more.
Also getting in on the sack parade were Zach Cole (3.0), Zach Connor (1.5), Zach Williams (1.0), Dustin Gibson (0.5), Tyler West (0.5) and Luke Carroll (0.5). It all adds up to 11, which is also the high-water mark in the school's history.
For good measure, Indian Creek forced four turnovers, including Paul Eakle taking an interception back for a touchdown. Cole had two picks and Connor recovered a fumble.
If Andrew Connor's club can keep this kind of play up, the Redskins could be in for an historic season.
Good Hands Team