Down 17-7, a questionable pass interference call on third down put the Green Raiders in fantastic position in the waning moments of the third quarter. Ridley capitalized as Rich Coia’s TD run got them back in the game.
Star of the Game
Shane Dougherty is involved in everything. I mean, every-thing. He’s a stellar run-stopping middle linebacker — and for my money, the best pure MLB in the county.
Dougherty got beat a few times on the outside — that’s where the Jags were having their most success running ball — but any play that was run up the middle, forget about it. Dougherty also excelled in pass coverage (one pass deflection), Just a phenomenal defensive player.
“Nobody has had success running up the middle against us,” Dennis Decker said.
That’s the truth.
What could have been different…
While Ryan Corkery was pressured often, he missed his open man on several occasions. Corkey is 20-for-45 with with an interception pair of fumbles the last
two weeks (consequently, two straight defeats). Had he been just a little more fine with his passing, the Jags could have had some extra points. You never know.
I scratched my head when…
Leading 17-13, the Jags took over at their 1-yard line following a punt (and the return was botched). Backed up in their own end zone, the Jags called three pass plays out of the pistol (I don’t think it was far back enough to be a shotgun…memory is fuzzy on this one). They got nowhere, and a wobbly punt set the Green Raiders up at about the 25-yard line.
Both defensive units came to play, particularly against the run. Top RBs Darren Washington (Ridley) and Jake Irving (Garnet) were limited to well under 100 yards rushing. Good stuff from Andrew Grzybowski (Garnet) and Steve Plousis (Ridley).