Wednesday, September 20, 2017

#RockReport JV vs HSE

The final posting for today is the JV Recap. I'm not sure if we're going to be able to get the freshman recap fully written up, but they won as well. Younger Rocks, gettin' it done!

The Westfield Junior Varsity football team played their fifth game of the season and third conference game on Saturday against Royals of Hamilton Southeastern.  The Rocks were a little short handed and had to fight as a team in order to pull out their 5th win of the season, 17-14.

The Rocks offense was stymied all morning by a stout Royals defense.  There were a few sparks throughout the day coming from sophomore receivers Luke Jankowski, Jacob Riddle, Sammy Baldwin, and Mason Cox.  The Rocks took a lead late in the 1st half ignited by a long pass to Jankowski capped off by a short run by sophomore QB Camden Simons.  Later the Rocks were able to retake the lead on a pass from Simons to Cox after a punt was blocked by Junior Cooper Boehm.  Baldwin added a 2 point conversion to give the Rocks a 14-7 lead.  The Rocks found themselves tied at 14 with 50 seconds remaining on the clock.  Simons engineered a game winning drive from the Rocks on 40 which resulted in a field goal by Junior kicker Andy Manzur.

The Rocks defense played exceptionally most of the day on Saturday while the offense had their troubles.  Boehm was player of the game while playing defensive end and applying countless pressures on the Royals quarterback.  Boehm was bookended by junior defensive end Calvin Grenda who provided the play of the game for the defense, a stop on 3rd down with a massive hit and resulted in the Boehm punt block.  The driving force behind the consistency of the defense was provided by junior linebacker Zach Collins who had another outstanding game.

The JV Rocks football team will look to keep their momentum going when they play Brownsburg High School on Saturday September 23th  at 10 a.m @ BHS.

Hurricane Relief

Second posting of the day is an announcement for this Friday. We're trying to fill a semi with food and supply items in support of the folks affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Please see the flyer below and consider bringing a few items to the game Friday in addition to your standard Rocks gear. You can also bring donations to the other drop-off locations listed below up until the 25th.

Midland Rail Video

A good handful of stuff has come across my desk today, so I'll be sharing in multiple postings. First, we were pointed to some pretty awesome video footage of the varsity game against Noblesville. It sort of functions as a quick recap of the game with a sweet instrumental laid over top. Definitely give it a watch:

Westfield vs Noblesville HS Football - 9.8.17 from CarisDesign on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

#RockReport @Hamilton Southeastern

Photo by Kyle Atkisson
Your Rocks traveled to HSE last night and faced the Royals, falling 13-0. This marks the first loss of the year for the Shamrocks, and puts them at 2-1 in the conference.

Offensively, the Shamrocks were blanked for the first time in quite a while. They struggled to move the ball, generating only 159 yards of total offense. They fought hard, but ultimately could not find the answer to crack the Royal defense. The Rock D fared slightly better, yielding only 13 points, 6 of which came late in the game with the team pressing for a break. Still, they failed to generate a takeaway on a night when the offense really could have used the advantage. Shamrock Special Teams struggled as well, failing to convert a field goal, though the punting game was a consistent area of strength on the night. The game was a low scoring grinder, with the Royals coming up with big plays when needed and the Rocks unable to answer. The Rocks will look to rebound next week.

Special mention should be given to Zach Allen, Jacob Netral, and Leonnel Juarez. These Rocks made significant contributions in preparing the team for the Friday contest. They made sure to RISE to the occasion during the week, providing the best possible look for their fellow teammates.

Next Friday, your Rocks will come home to host the Brownsburg Bulldogs. Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm.
Photo by Kyle Atkisson

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Special Olympics Football Clinic

Each year, one of our favorite events for the pure love of the game is the Special Olympics clinic. This year, the event will be held on Saturday 9/16. For more information, see the flyer below:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

#RockReport Freshmen vs Noblesville

The freshman Rocks beat the Millers of Noblesville 21-19 in a hard fought battle between the two squads. Leading the charge defensively, Gabe Arvin found his way into countless tackles, bolstering a strong linebacking corps that also included Zander Nguyen, David Frey, and Ian Watson. In the secondary, Christiaan Huisden consistently made his presence felt, affecting the Miller aerial attack. Kyle Pape at CB made the big play of the game defensively, when he broke up Noblesville’s 4th quarter, 4th down pass, giving the Rocks back possession of the ball and the ability to run out the clock.

On offense, the Rock O moved the ball consistently. Highlights included a Nick Talley run for a TD and a pass to offensive player of the game Mason Piening. Running back Jack Pfeiffer won Mr. Consistency for his tough running between and around the tackles.

Special teams greatly impacted the game as returner Mason Piening took the first kickoff of the 2nd half back the other way for a long Rocks touchdown. Kicker Sean Sullivan found his way into the lineup, consistently hitting deep kickoffs and setting up the defense with great field position. The big play of the game on special teams was when Sayveion Woods-Dale burst through the Noblesville line to block their extra point after a touchdown.

The Rocks are 3-1 on the season and head to Hamilton Southeastern High School next week, where they will take on the Royals. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 18th .
Go Rocks!

#RockReport JV @Noblesville

Fell a little behind on posting this week. JV results here with Freshmen incoming...

The Westfield Junior Varsity football team played their fourth game of the season and second conference game on Saturday against the team just east on US 32.  The Rocks were “physical” and “surgical” according to two varsity Rocks coaches, which resulted in a 42-7 lead for the Rocks in the 3rd finishing with a 42-21 victory.

The Rocks offense was efficient all day scoring on nearly every drive on the day.  Sophomore QB Camden Simons was the Offensive Player of the Game with two passing touchdowns both to sophomore wide receiver Mason Cox.  Simons also scored on a 60+ yard run.  The offensive line played their most physical game of the year according to offensive line coach Robert  Patchett.  The offensive linemen including sophomores Griffin Burge, Alex Juarez, Juniors Justin Case, and Jacob Netral played outstanding all game.

The Rocks defense and special teams started shaky but had an outstanding recovery and finish to the game.  Junior Cooper Boehm played very fast and physical causing two fumbles, one recovered by sophomore Griffin Pope and the other recovered by sophomore Owen Ogle.  Juniors Sean Sykes and Zach Collins were players of the game for defense.  Sykes made a great play for an interception before the half which led to the Rocks 4th score of the half.  The play of the night came on the Rocks first kick-off after their first drive of the second half.  The opposing team bobbled the kick and ran around near their end zone for several seconds.  Collins delivered a devastating blow causing a fumble into the end zone and Pope recovered the loose ball for the final touchdown.

The JV Rocks football team will look to keep their momentum going when they play Hamilton Southeastern High School on Saturday September 16th  at 10 a.m @ home.