Sunday, August 28, 2016

#RockReport Southport Cardinals

Rocks Varsity Football flew their record to 2-0, securing a late night victory over the Southport Cardinals, 27-0.

On offense, the Rocks were led by Nate Froelich's relentless ground attack. Austin Dollens added consistent blocking up front, and Andy Sweet connected with Evan Manley on a long, flea-flicker pass to provide one of the night's highlights.

The Rock D pitched a shutout for the first time this decade, blanking a solid Southport offense. Koby Hauser anchored the D, along with consistent play from Griffin Lickfeldt and Byron Hubbard. Jackson Garrett added a highlight when he intercepted the ball deep in Shamrock territory to stop one of the Cardinals' best drives of the night.

Shamrock Special Teams kept things consistent in the third phase of the game, playing solid across the board. Nolan Rodgers headlined the crew, with the Punt Block team adding a key tackle on a fourth down fake by the Cardinals.

Special mention should be given to Chad Welch, Eric Kiskovich, Devin McGinnis, Jacob Crabtree, and Michael Delany. These Rocks made significant contributions in preparing the team for the Friday contest. They attacked each day during the week, providing the best possible look for their fellow teammates.

The Rocks will host the Zionsville Eagles this coming Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm.

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Celebrating 20 Years

A reminder from the Westfield Athletics Department about the upcoming game on Friday:

We will be "Celebrating 20 Years".  Westfield Athletics is excited to celebrate the 20th year in the new high school. The current building opened for the 1997-1998 school year and 2016-17 will mark the 20th year. In honor of this milestone, Westfield Athletics will be recognizing our former athletes that graduated between the years of 1998-2016. We will have 2 recognition ceremonies. The first recognition event will be at a varsity football game on Friday September 2, 2016 when the Rocks take on the Zionsville Eagles. The 2nd recognition event will take place at a varsity boys basketball game on Saturday January 14, 2017 when the Rocks host the Lafayette Jeff Bronchos.  Anyone registered prior to Friday, August 26th will be assured a free t-shirt.

Please share this on your facebook page and twitter accounts.  Please stress that we need all former athletes, managers and coaches to register by going to the following:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjz3M_FtjeLDDnHvZes_OJliJxfPwt9pSclMN0YIo_D2-lWw/viewform 

Thank you for helping spread the word.  We have 103 registered to attend to date!!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

#GameDay Southport Cardinals

The Rocks go hunting tonight, aiming to take down the Southport Cardinals flying into Riverview Health Stadium tonight. No directions needed for this one. Come out, wear white, and support your Rocks. Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm. See you there!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#RockReport Freshmen vs Raiders

After making the trek to West Central Indiana, the Freshman Rocks of Westfield opened their season with a gutsy, hard fought victory, 21-14 over the Raiders of William Henry Harrison High School. 

After exchanging drives throughout the first quarter, the Raiders put up the first points of the contest on a two yard touchdown scamper. The Rocks stayed tough, however, as the kick attempt, pressured by defensive tackle Luke Honeycut, erred away from the uprights, leaving the score at 6-0.

With a strong resolve, the Rocks offensive line consisting of Mark McLaurin, Ross Krieg, Griffin Burge, Jacob Netral, and Luke Honeycut put on their hard hats and went to work, driving the ball 65 yards on ten consecutive run plays allowing for an Eli Patchett touchdown run. The point after attempt was converted by a Jacob Riddle kick, and the Rocks went up 7-6.

The Raiders, defending their home turf, would not back away after this score, and they responded with their own long drive followed by a two point conversion, forcing the young Rocks to go into the locker room down 14-7.

The second half brought a change to the attitude of the freshman Rocks, as well as a change to the outcome of the game. After forcing a three and out of the Raider offense, the Rocks went to work and retained possession of the football for the entire third quarter. Guided by quarterback Camden Simons, the Rock O marched down the field on a 16 play drive filled with a variety of attacks on the ground and through the air. The offensive line cemented its role as the Mr. Consistency award winners of the game with great run-blocking coupled with great pass protection. Simons found offensive player of the game Eli Patchett on the drive’s final play, connecting with the speedy player for a 27 yard touchdown. Riddle’s PAT was good, and the Rocks tied the game 14-14.

The defense knew it had to have a great fourth quarter for the Rocks to clinch the game, and it certainly answered the call. Defensive linemen Ross Krieg and Alex Juarez found their way across the line of scrimmage, wreaking havoc in the Raider backfield and pressuring the Raider quarterback into an interception by LaSean Tut, giving control of the ball back to the Rocks of Westfield.

The go-ahead drive mounted with rushes both inside and out by Zack Allen, the elusive tailback. The decisive big play that got the Rocks into scoring position was a 22 yard completion through the air from Simons to receiver Luke Jankowski. Simons called his own number on the goal line for a QB sneak to put the Rocks up, 20-14. Special Teams Player of the game Jacob Riddle went 3 for 3 on his PAT’s after getting great snaps all game from Mr. Consistency Alan White, capping the score at 21-14.

Always dangerous, the Raiders of William Henry Harrison took the field in one last effort to sway the tide in their favor. The Rock defense would not allow it, as safety Shannon Bola and linebacker Aidan White combined for a forced fumble with a Rock recovery sealing the game in favor of the Westfield frosh.

The Rocks will look to continue their winning ways as they go into a contest against their opponent representing the Southside of Indy – the Southport Cardinals (0-1). Fans, support your Westfield Shamrocks this Saturday, August 27th, at 10:00 a.m.

Go Rocks!

#RockReport - Harrison Raiders

Rocks Varsity Football opened the season by traveling up to take on the Lafayette Harrison Raiders, and returned with a 38-17 victory.

On offense, the Rocks were led by Jonathan Swidan. Chad Reeh helped to provide consistent holes up front for Swidan to take advantage of. Big plays were made by both Swidan and Evan Manley.

The Rock D buckled down in the second half, allowing only 7 points. Justin Frey anchored the D, while Byron Hubbard provided consistent pressure up front. Brian Skelton provided the big play of the night.

Shamrock Special Teams had a solid night, led by Jackson Garret. Kyle Pepiot added consistent play, and the Kickoff Return team provided the highlight for the night, taking one to the house.

Special mention should be given to Matthew Noyes, Jake Miner, Kyle Pepiot, and Eric Kriskovich. These Rocks made significant contributions in preparing the team for the Friday contest. They attacked each day during the week, providing the best possible look for their fellow teammates.

The Rocks will host the Southport Cardinals this coming Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm.


Friday, August 19, 2016

#GameDay Harrison Raiders

Tonight, across the state of Indiana, cleats will smack into oblong leather balls at approximately 7pm. If you listen closely, you'll be able to hear it: the official start of the high school football season. And if you're a Rocks fan, your team will be traveling to Lafayette to take on the William Henry Harrison Raiders.

First game is a fresh slate, so I don't have any Raider stats for you. They look to have a solid running game, and will most likely try to establish the run game early. The Rock D will have to be stingy with running yards, put the Raiders in third and long situations, and execute to get off of the field. The offense will need to build on last week's strong showing against Ben Davis. Look for the one, two attack of ground pressure combined with explosive passing.

See you there!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

#GameDay Ben Davis Scrimmage

Get your first look at the Rocks facing another team tonight! We scrimmage Ben Davis at 7pm. As in years past, we'll follow Format B as defined by the IHSAA, which does not include kicking. Here's a quick run down of the format:
  • 15 plays from the -35 yard line for each team
  • 10 plays from the 10 yard line for each team
  • 12 plays from the 35 yard line for each team
  • 8 plays of reserves from the -35 yard line for each team
  • 8 plays of reserves from TBD yard line for each team
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