YORKVILLE - That postseason spot keeps getting closer and closer and so does a possible home field in the opener. But first Indian Creek has one more week of the regular season
With their offense churning out 412 total yards with a pair of 100-yard rushers and its defense yielding 149 yards, the Redskins moved a step closer to the playoffs with a 49-7 Buckeye 8 victory against Buckeye Local (3-6) on Friday night.
''Every game in the Buckeye 8 is a big game, but just as I told the kids before the game, this is a big game without the Buckeye 8 and playoffs thrown in,'' Indian Creek coach Andrew Connor said. ''This is a big rivalry game for us plus it was their last home game and Senior Night for them, so we couldn't take them lightly.''
Indian Creek’s Alex Young (2) stiff-arms Buckeye Local’s Austin Marshall (5) during their game Friday night.
Indian Creek opened the scoring in the first quarter. Quarterback Alex Young hit Frank Kamarec for a 19-yard score then ran for the 3-pointer.
With 30 seconds left in the first, Young booted a 28-yard field goal for an 11-0 lead.
In the second quarter, the Redskins drove 81 yards on their next drive that featured a 17-yard run by Logan Woods. Two plays later, Young swept the left side for 6 yards and a score with 6:40 on the board.
Before the half ended, Creek added another score. Needing four plays and runs of 8 and 6 yards by Tran Huynh and 34 yards by Woods, the winners crossed the goal line on a 19-yard run by Woods with 2:38 on the board. Woods also ran for the 2-pointer and a 25-0 lead.
In the third quarter, Creek capitalized on a pass interception by Montel McClelland to set up another scoring drive, this one covering 31 yards. Young capped off the drive with a 26-yard pass to Roar with 6:27 on the clock. for a 31-0 lead.
Taking advantage of another pass theft by Roar, the Redskins added another six-pointer in the frame on a 5-yard run by Hyunh with 2:16 showing.
Once more before the quarter ended, Indian Creek found the end zone. Hyunh found daylight running down the right sideline, scampering 52 yards for the score with just six seconds remaining.
Buckeye finally got on the board in the fourth on a fine, 56-yard run by sophomore Eric Banal. Brazilian Joao Bandeira booted the PAT with 9:20 remaining.
Creek (8-1) countered with 4:10 left in the game on a 10-yard run by Isiah Pavlick.
''I thought that coming in here after the way things went in St. Clairsville last week, that we would be playing with a lot more intensity, but that didn't happen,'' Buckeye Local coach Phil Pest said. ''They have a very good team.
''They had a lot of speed and they have a good and quick line. We had hoped to be able to stay with them, but they kept our defense on the field for a long time.''