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Mustangs Tame the Tigers 48-6

Ryan Behmer

September 05, 2019


The Silver Lake football team traveled to Lewiston on Friday and came away with a win thanks impart to impressive play on both sides of the ball.  The offense, led by Seniors Zane Journey and Tommy Grimes, was able to control the line of scrimmage and give the Mustangs their first win of the season.  The scoring began with Grimes crossing the pileon from two yards out. Lewiston responded on their next possession driving down to the Silver Lake 4 yard line.  A miscue from the Tiger offense resulted in a fumble and Blaine Simonton’s recovery for the Mustangs. Three plays later, Grimes broke loose for a 55-yard touchdown run.  With a two-score lead in the first quarter the Mustang defense had all they needed to secure the lead. The run defense constantly stuffed the Tiger rushing attack, holding them to negative 32 yards on the ground.  The passing defense was equally impressive shutting down the air attack, keeping the Tigers to under 70 yards in the air. Along with keeping their total yardage down, the defense was able to force 6 total turnovers and block a punt. Jake Knehans was impressive on both sides of the ball, but on defense he shined. 

Knehans finished the game with two interceptions and tied for the team-high in tackles with 5. Journey led the ground attack rushing 10 times for 90 yards. Grimes was Mr. Touchdown with rushing for 2 touchdowns, returning a punt for a touchdown, and throwing a touchdown. Oakley Rosno got in on the scoring bonanza with a 38-yard touchdown reception.  Second-year head coach Kyle Conroy commented on the game, “For the first game of the season we played really well. We need to cut down our penalties, but I was very pleased with the effort from everybody. It helps to have a team full of experienced players. There was never any panic when we didn’t score right away. Things we need to improve on is going full speed every play, staying with our blocks on offense, and reducing the amount of penalties.” The team looks to keep the momentum from the win into their next opponent, Maywood-Hayes Center on Sept. 6. (RUSHING Carries-Yards-TD: T.Grimes-5-64-2, Z Journey-10-90-1, J. Knehans-7-67-1, O. Rosno-2-13-0, C. Jameson-2-2-0) (PASSING Attempts-Completions-Yards-TD: T. Grimes-2-3-11-1, Z. Journey-1-1-32-1, J. Knehans-3-8-76-0) (RECEIVING Catches-Yards-TD: O. Rosno-2-70-1, J. Knehans-1-8-0, B. Simonson-1-11-0, Z. Journey-2-29-1) 

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