Right from the start we were in business. We kicked to start the game and held the return to a -7 yard return. From there New London moved backwards and Matthew Niebuhr stripped and recovered a fumble for a touchdown 26 seconds into the game. We never looked back. Niebuhr recovered that fumble as well as Garret Baker recovering a fumble and Zach Davis had an interception to create three turnovers last game. We didn't have any.
A big play that happened for us was when Baker recovered his fumble at our one yard line we decided to take a shot and go deep on the sudden change situation. We threw it deep to Baker down the sideline and he was off. A 99 yard TD reception from Kolt Rossiter. It is the longest scoring play of the year in all classes and those two will forever be remembered throughout the years on the Iowa High School website for all time longest TD pass. Good for those two young men.
Baker wasn't done though he hauled in two more TD passes for a total of three and set the school record for TD receptions in a year. He passed Keaton Pallister who broke the record last year. Congratulations Garret. I'm sure he would be the first to tell you that it isn't an individual record. Our guys up front did an amazing job again as we ran for 160 yards and threw for 276 for a total of 436 yards. We haven't had a game like that since I have been a coach here. Great job by all of those involved on Friday night and those guys that practice hard and give them a good luck during the week.
Many people don't know this because they only see the team on Friday night but our scout team has done an amazing job this year. They take pride in causing one of the best offenses in the state to have problems during the week and in turn help make the Varsity offense click on Friday night. As a former scout team player myself I am very proud of the way that those boys compete. Sadly we had another JV game get canceled on us by another team so they lost another game. Hopefully we don't lose anymore games and they are able to enjoy some time on the field as well.
Thanks to all of you that are positively supporting our young men and program. We appreciate all of your positive support for the team and know that we have something special going here. We as coaches keep preaching to the kids that it is a great thing to be on a winning team and being a part of something that is bigger than yourself. We think that they understand it and I hope Wolves Nation does too. Don't forget to help out Big Red Pride in the concession stand if you are able. They help out programs in the school so we need to help them out as well.
Check back on Thursday for the next installment of Wolves Nation News and a preview of our game against the WACO Warriors this Friday night.
For those before us, those of us now, and those that follow, WE ARE WMU!