Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Thank You, Dee!

This post already appeared on the athletics site, and we re-posted to our Facebook page, but we thought it important enough to deserve a re-posting here as well. We would love to have a packed house to honor Dee.

Dee Mahoney, our beloved athletic trainer, is retiring at the end of this school year. We would like to honor and celebrate her 25 years of dedication, expertise, and friendship on Friday, January 18th at the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Basketball doubleheader. We will have a reception area/hospitality room from 6:30-8:30 PM in a classroom next to the gym. We will also recognize her prior to the start of the varsity boys game around 7:30 PM. All former and current athletes, coaches, and parents are invited to attend to help celebrate the care and love Dee has given Shamrock Nation. This will be a great night for a great person!!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

2018 Highlight Video

Check out the 2018 Rocks highlight video!
It's a great day to be a Shamrock!

Monday, October 29, 2018

End of Season Rock Report

Only six schools in the state of Indiana get to finish the season on their terms, with a win. For everyone else, the immediate feeling is disappointment. Your Rocks felt the keen sting of disappointment after falling Friday night to the Carmel Greyhounds, 7-28. It was a frustrating finish for a football family that had not wanted the experience to end.

Hopefully, as time dulls the sting, this iteration of Rocks will be able to reflect upon the bonds they formed among their teammates, and cherish the memory of the 2018 football season. There is a lot to look forward to in the future. This year's JV and Freshmen teams combined for the best record we've had in a long while, though they will need to step up to fill in the spots vacated by departing seniors. This is true both on and off the field, as this year's senior class helped to keep the culture of the program strong, taking what had been passed to them, and pushing it onward with another layer blood, sweat, and tears.

As always, we want to close the season with a sense of gratitude. Thank you to all of the fans for showing up and screaming your hearts out. We continue to have one of the best followings in the state. Thank you to the parents for sharing your children and working tirelessly behind the scenes to help make our program a fantastic experience. Thanks to the school and administration for backing our program with all the resources that can be mustered. Know that we are overwhelmed with gratitude for the generous community that surrounds the Rocks.

Finally, thank you to our seniors for your dedication and contribution to the team. We are proud and privileged to have coached you. We hope that your experience with us will always rank among the best of your lives and that, as you go forward in life, you draw upon your time as a Rock in order to reach your full potential in life. Remember, once a Rock, always a Rock.

Friday, October 26, 2018

#GameDay Sectional I @Carmel

Tonight, your Rocks will head down the road to take on the Carmel Greyhounds. The last time these two teams faced was in 2009 during the sectional, before 6A even existed as a class. Carmel won that one, 21-7. The Greyhounds enter with a 7-2 record, having lost to Center Grove and Warren Central. The only shared opponent this season was Noblesville, who Carmel beat 34-7.

The Greyhounds are led by QB Tyler Trent with 880 yards and 10 touchdowns through the air on the season. WR Christian Williams is Trent's top target, with 23 receptions and 5 TDs. RB Zach White leads the ground attack, racking up 707 yards and 5 scores for the year. The Rocks will need to bring their A game tonight facing a top ranked opponent that can score some points.

The weather looks to be chilly and wet, so wear some layers. We need warm and lively voices in the stands tonight! Need directions? We've got you covered. Kickoff is set for 7pm.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

#RockReport JV vs Franklin Central

The Westfield Junior Varsity football team played their 9th and final game of the season vs Franklin Central High School. The JV Rocks team took a few early shots to the chin from the Flashes but answered every adverse condition as if it were an opportunity to show their dominance. The Rocks won the game 40-14 to earn an 8-1 record for the season.

The JV Rocks defense struggled a bit early on in this game. The first two drives for the Flashes offense were long and physical drives where it looked like the Rocks defense would not be able to stop the opposing team all day. After the first quarter, the Rocks defense put the clamps down and shut down the Flashes for the rest of the game. Player of the game, sophomore David Frey, was very productive on the day forcing a fumble and sacking the quarterback multiple times in clutch situations. Sophomore safety Joey Wolfe also contributed with an interception before half. Sophomore cornerback Ian Watson single handedly shut down the Flashes on 4 consecutive plays to keep the shutout in the second half.

The JV Rocks offense dominante through the air. Sophomore quarterback Nick Talley threw for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns on his way to player of the game accolades. Sophomore wide receiver Adam Garretson was the recipient of one of those touchdowns to put the game away. Sophomore kick-off returner Mason Piening started the game by answering the initial Franklin Central touchdown with a kick-off return touchdown of his own to tie the game at 7-7. The big play on offense came from sophomore running back Jack Pfeiffer who scored on a huge screen reception that ran for 60 yards and tied the game at 14-14. Talley connected with sophomore Carson Voorhis at the end of the half to give the Rocks a permanent lead.

This was a great year for this JV team. They persevered and showed great heart while winning multiple close games. Their only loss came in overtime to the JV conference champion Avon team. Congratulations Rocks on a great JV season.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

#RockReport Freshmen vs Franklin Central

The freshman Rocks of Westfield finished their first high school season with a 41-24 victory over a physical Franklin Central squad. The Rocks finish with their season with an 8-1 record, and are now excited to be a take part in the varsity team’s quest to be state champions. The Rocks played their last game on Saturday, October 13th, as the brisk autumn weather chilled the morning air at Westfield’s Riverview Health Stadium. While the climate cooled, the Rocks brought the heat from the first kickoff. The Rocks’ Defense forced a stop on FC’s first drive, and then the Rock O went to work. With a dominant offensive line paving the way, the offense mounted dual attacks through the air and on the ground. Led by players of the game Maximus Webster (QB) and Bryson Hoover (RB), the Rocks scored on two of the three drives they had in the first half. Sparked by a big play action pass from Webster to WR Jackson Wasserstrom, Hoover was able to dash into the end zone untouched for the Rocks’ second offensive score. Throughout the first half, the defense played the Flashes’ physical run game tough, not allowing the opponent momentum to really get going. Led by safety Alex Wolf and defensive tackle Kyle Widmer, the Rocks forced a punt from the Flashes’ own end zone. While the punt block unit did not block the punt, they forced a short kick that led to Wolf returning it for a touchdown. In the third quarter, the Rocks really came to life with three scoring drives. Running back Levi Harless returned to the field of play and scored on a long touchdown run, displaying his talented, shifty running. Defensive lineman Gerrick “Popeye” Williams bombarded the opposing offensive line and forced himself into their backfield forcing a fumble that then led to another Rocks score. Two special teams stalwarts -- kicker Easton Snodgrass and holder Evan Partlow -- added to the team’s excellent second half as Snodgrass forced a fumble of his own against the Flashes’ kickoff return unit while Partlow dove into the end zone to convert a two point conversion for the Rocks.

The coaching staff would like to acknowledge the hard work of young men on the 2018 freshman team. Their work ethic, love of the game, and love of each other laid the framework for a special season. Parents, family members, and other supporters are greatly appreciated as well for their enthusiasm and assistance. While the 8-1 record is one of the strongest freshman HCC records in recent memory, it is not the final destination for these young men. We are excited to see them continue to grow as people and progress into being the best team in the state of Indiana. Go Rocks!

Monday, October 15, 2018

#RockReport Varsity vs Franklin Central

Your Rocks hosted the Franklin Central flashes on a cold and rainy Friday night, coming away with a commanding 44-16 victory to end the regular season on a high note. The Rocks finish 4-5 overall, and 3-4 in the HCC.

It was all Shamrocks in this one, as the offense was led by QB Camden Simons with 3 rushing touchdowns in the first half. Offensive lineman Ross Krieg added consistent play for a squad that helped to produce 6 rushing touchdowns on the night. The Rock D had a solid night as well, with Eric Kriskovich coming up with a pick in the first half, and Franklin Bohannon snagging one in the second half. Defensive lineman Ryan Mahoney anchored a line that held the bruising running game of the Flashes in check for most of the night. Shamrock Special Teams were led by Sean Sullivan, who got his first start as kicker and made good on his scoring chances in the first half. Owen McGraw added consistent play across several units, and the kickoff team nearly sprung one, setting up the offensive with excellent field position.

Special mention should be given to Jack Pfieffer, Jonathan Hernandez, and Jonathon Frey. These Rocks made significant contributions in preparing the team for the Friday contest. During the week, they brought it Now, providing the best possible look for their fellow teammates.

The Rocks will have a week off, as 6A schools start post-season play with a bye, before heading down the street to face Carmel on October 26th. Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm.