Hinsdale Leads CSP To Shutout With Five TDs
CLYMER–Clymer/Sherman/Panama quarterback Gerrit Hinsdale had about as good of a day throwing the football on Saturday as you are likely to see, leading the Wolfpack to a dominant 34-0 win over Randolph in Class D action.
The senior threw 21 times, completing 15 passes for 272 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions, with three of those scoring plays ending up in the hands of wide receiver Cameron Barmore.
Adding to the impressive performance was a great effort from the Wolfpack defense, which relinquished just three first downs and 149 total yards as the team improves to 6-1 on the year while Randolph now sits at 4-3.
“Whatever we see on film is really going to dictate what the game plan for that week is going to be,” said Clymer/Sherman/Panama coach Ty Harper.
“Honestly we were trying to get the running game going. They did a really good job of stopping us between the tackles today and that is something we’re going to have to improve on going forward, but we felt like there were some mismatches maybe throwing the ball. Cam and Gerrit are pretty in sync with each other and we felt like we might be able to take advantage of that.”
Barmore would get his team started off with a 55-yard catch-and-run at 9:08 of the opening quarter, snagging a pass on the right side of the field and turning up the sideline for the opening score.
The senior would score from seven-yards out with 7:02 remaining in the third quarter before finishing his afternoon off with another dazzling 41-yard catch for the final score of the day.
Barmore’s performance also included six tackles, including two for a loss, on the defensive side of the ball.
“Cam Barmore, I was able to do a lot of different things with him and move him around. He’s been playing corner the past two years,” said Wolfpack defensive coordinator Chris Payne.
While Barmore was certainly able to defend passes on the outside, Payne wanted to move him into a more active role in the defense this season–so far so good.
“We got him to the point of attack and he might be, this is scary to say, he might be a better defensive end than he is a receiver.”
With everything said and done, Barmore grabbed seven passes for 150 yards.
Unfortunately for the Cardinals, even on plays when Barmore was well-covered, Hinsdale found a way to get big plays out of his receiving corps.
With time winding down in the first quarter, Braden Cook found himself wide open on the left side with Barmore drawing attention to the right, grabbing a short ball and sprinting 60-yards to make it 14-0 for the hosts.
Hinsdale then picked up his third touchdown pass of the day on a nice short route by Matthew White, who was able to rotate back to the ball near the goal line for an 11-yard scoring grab.
“If teams are going to try and take Cam away, we’ve got to have the other guys step up,” said Harper.
“Whether it is Zavon Overton, last week John Swabik had a great game for us against Cleveland Hill. Today Braden did some really good things, so we’ve got some other guys that definitely need to be ready to step up and hopefully we can keep doing that.”
Cook would grab two balls for 76 yards, and has emerged as another talented pass-catcher for Hinsdale to get the ball to.
“I would say he is taking advantage of every opportunity he has gotten. He was our backup quarterback last year and in the offseason he worked really hard to become a good pass-catching tight end,” said Harper.
Connor Cooper led the Wolfpack in the backfield, picking up 63 yards on 11 carries, while seven other players also saw some time carrying the football.
Zach Chase led the winners with 10 tackles, while Cooper added six with two going for losses.
Clymer/Sherman/Panama will now play a crossover game next week against Fredonia before meeting Randolph one more time.
“I think that will be a really good test for us,” Harper said of next week.
“They just put it on Dunkirk last night and they’ve got some really talented kids. So we’ll have that to kind of prepare us for the playoffs and then we’ll have Randolph again in two weeks and I’m sure they’ll come back ready to play.”
NOTES: Isaac Hind carried the ball nine times for 24 yards for the Cardinals.
Randolph 0 0 0 0–0
Clymer/Sherman/Panama 14 6 14 0–34
CSP–Barmore 55 pass from Hinsdale (Svetz kick)
CSP–Cook 60 pass from Hinsdale (Svetz kick)
CSP–White 11 pass from Hinsdale (kick fail)
CSP–Barmore 7 pass from Hinsdale (Svetz kick)
CSP–Barmore 42 pass from Hinsdale (Svetz kick)