L.A. Logan(NWO) with Northern Guilford-Page post from last Friday with Video:Video a good way to wet/whet your appetite for tonight’s games
Check out the game video when you CLICK HERE….
(Good Stuff with nice colors.)
Nighthawks cruise to victory against Page Pirates
(from L.A. Logan at the Northwest Observer and Patti Stokes NWO with the video send)
by L.A. Logan
The Northern Guilford Nighthawks dominated the football field in their first game of the season on Aug. 29, ending the game with an impressive 35-7 victory against Page.
Early in the first quarter, Northern capitalized on a blocked punt by senior Landon Klick that led to the Nighthawks’ first touchdown of the season, a 6-yard touchdown pass from Cameron Harris to CJ Freeman.
Northern’s offense looked sharp behind Harris and Freeman, who each finished with three touchdowns . But it was Northern’s defense, led by seniors Jeremiah McCoy and Duncan Taylor-Dean, which held Page scoreless for the first 47 minutes of the game.
“Our players did some things that we haven’t been doing,” said head football coach Johnny Roscoe. “In all our scrimmages, we came out passive. “(Against Page) we came out and played with aggression. I enjoyed the defense swarming to the ball.”
Stat of the week: In his first career start as quarterback, Harris passed for two touchdowns, rushed for one and even intercepted a pass on defense.
Meaningful stats: CJ Freeman rushed for 177 yards on the ground and totaled three touchdowns – two rushing and one receiving.
Hot: Northern’s offensive line allowed Freeman to break free for multiple 20-yard gains, and did an excellent job of protecting Harris.
Not: The Nighthawks, who struggled with yellow flags all night, were assessed multiple penalties for being offsides, false starts, holding and personal fouls.
Good Move: Roscoe and coaching staff selecting Harris as the starting quarterback.
Next Week: Northern travels to Northwest Guilford on Friday, Sept. 5. Northern topped Northwest last year 33-7, but was forced to forfeit the game after dressing too many junior varsity players. Before the forfeit, the Nighthawks outlasted the Vikings on four straight occasions.
Looking toward the game against Northwest, Harris said, “It’s going to be an intense game, but we are going to turn it up on those boys. We’re going to come out with the win, you best believe it. Next week, stay tuned.”