Miller, Bane Eclipse 100 Yards In Jamestown’s 47-0 Victory
For the record, Jamestown put on a rushing clinic Friday night, amassing nearly 400 yards on the ground on its way to a 47-0 rout of Frontier in a Class AA football game at Strider Field.
“What you do over time is what you are,” Red Raiders head coach Tom Langworthy said.
What his team is midway through the regular season is pretty good. At 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the division, Jamestown should move up in the New York State Sportswriters rankings where they began the week tied for 25th.
The numbers piled up last night against winless Frontier (0-4, 0-3) would seem to confirm that.
Consider these totals by Red Raider ball carriers:
¯ Keith Miller 110 yards, seven carries, two touchdowns.
¯ Carsen Bane 100 yards, 14 carries, two touchdowns.
¯ Masiah Jones 85 yards, one carry, one touchdown.
¯ Nate Sanchez 49 yards, five carries, one touchdown.
¯ Cole Bloomquist 21 yards, three carries.
“We played our game,” Langworthy said. “We try to pride ourselves in having a style, a brand where we play physical, tough football and we try and take it to our opponent, and that’s what we did. It was just really a great game, from start to finish.”
What had him particularly jazzed up was the play of his offensive line, a group that includes — from tackle to tackle — Jon Overbeck-Thompson, Aiden Devereaux, Cole Joly, Eligh DeLeon and Zeus Wilson-Earll.
“I spend a lot of time with the line,” Langworthy said. “They’re a great group of guys. They don’t care if they don’t get the credit. When I think about our linemen, those guys would get together in the old gym at the high school on Fridays (at 6 a.m.) in the spring. … That’s behind the scenes and that’s what they do.
“That’s just a testament to their hard work. A good line is a good football team and that’s really the foundation. You don’t run for (almost) 400 yards on accident. You have to run behind some really smart, tough, persistent players.”
Together that group of five not only paved the way for the running-back-by-committee approach last night, but they also protected quarterback Jack Carlson, who completed 5 of 8 passes for 97 yards and a 25-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Foust. All told, the Red Raiders scored TDs on seven of their nine possessions and kicker Ella Propheter was successful on five of six extra-point boots.
The youngsters on the defensive side of the ball also excelled, posting their first shutout of the season. Leading the way were Bane with 12 tackles, Tommy Pratton and Bloomquist with 11 apiece, Terrell Reese with eight, Miller with seven and Carson Panebianco with six. Reece, Miller, Panebianco and Michael Moreland all recorded sacks. Five of Pratton’s tackles were for a loss, while Reece had three stops for minus yardage.
“The shutout has been elusive,” Langworthy said, “but we thought we had it tonight.”
Jamestown returns to action Thursday when it takes on Hutch Tech at Riverside High School. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
NOTES: Foust caught two passes for 67 yards. …. Before the game, the Red Raiders honored the memory of Tom Fisher, a longtime supporter of the program and a coach in the Jamestown Area Midget Football League for nearly 35 years. Fisher passed away earlier this week at age 68 and the Jamestown players wore blue “Coach Fisher” stickers on their helmet to remember him by. … “I shared with the guys before the game (that) Coach Fisher would be touched by the blue sticker, he would be touched by the moment of silence and all the people wearing blue,” Langworthy said, “but I said if you asked what Coach Fisher would have wanted, he would have wanted us to come out here and take care of our business and outhit them, out-hustle them, outplay them and play our game against them. I’m sure he’s proud of us. … Think about the lives he touched, the kids that played for him that played tonight. There was a lot of emotion in it, but I think we all wanted to channel it in a way that would make ‘Fish’ proud, and I’m pretty sure he’d be proud tonight.”
Frontier 0 0 0 0 — 0
Jamestown 7 14 13 13 — 47
JHS–Bane 14 run (Propheter kick)
JHS– Bane 19 run (Propheter kick)
JHS– Foust 25 pass from Carlson (Propheter kick)
JHS– Miller 36 run (Propheter kick)
JHS– Miller 8 run (kick blocked)
JHS– Sanchez 9 run (Propheter kick)
JHS– Jones 85 run (run failed)