Sir Galahad locked out of Tiger Stadium
by David Miller
Loveland (It's more than a bike trail), Oh. - After a 49-0 win it's hard to say which was more gridiculous, offense or defense, but head coach Fred Cranford gives the credit to the Tiger fortress, so we go with it. He said after last night's shut-out of the visiting Kings Knights that having a defense this good takes all the pressure off the offensive side of his game.
Charlie Lawler led that defense with 3 sacks. The team had a total of 8, keeping pressure on Ryan Maguire and two other Kings throwers who tossed for 211 yards with 13 of 20 completions, but still could not cross the goal. The Tigers held Kings to only 37 ground yards. It was Kings total game yards 263, to Loveland's 579.
Despite Loveland turning the ball over 3 times and racking up 7 penalties for an alarming 132 yards, the Knight's were not unable to capitalize on any Tiger mistakes who were constantly in the Kings' backfield before they knew what hit them. Knowing assignments, constantly sending linebackers across the line of scrimmage, and impressive open field tackling turned what promised to be a close game with the cross town rival on the Military Appreciation Night battlefield, into a Knight with no shining armor.
The Tiger scoring and offense was widespread as loveland got it's passing game untracked for the first time this season.
|LVL||TD||10:46||Evan Deever 52 YD PASS FROM Drew Plitt (Evan Burig KICK)||0||7|
|LVL||TD||03:20||Nate Slagel 1 YD RUN (Evan Burig KICK)||0||14|
|LVL||TD||10:25||Luke Waddell 5 YD RUN (Evan Burig KICK)||0||21|
|LVL||TD||08:46||Giavanni Ricci 46 YD PASS FROM Drew Plitt (Evan Burig KICK)||0||28|
|LVL||TD||04:36||Nate Slagel 96 YD RUN (Evan Burig KICK)||0||35|
|LVL||TD||10:24||Luke Waddell 2 YD RUN (Evan Burig KICK)||0||42|
|LVL||TD||05:21||CJ Pettit 9 YD RUN (Evan Burig KICK)||0||49|
Evan Burig was perfect again, kicking extra points. Why not, he gets so much practice, now 29-29.
Loveland's single season record is 1358 yards held by Jack McCoy in 1966.
Slagel is averaging 185 per game.
Loveland remains on top of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference a perfect 5-0. Kings falls to 1-1, 3-2.
Next week's game is at Anderson (3-2 (2-0), who are in 2nd place behind Loveland in conference standings. They defeated Milford last night on the Milford Eagles' new turf field, 31-22. Loveland will have to keep Kevin Rogers contained. He has 609 passing yards this season, and Josh Correll with 4 interceptions. Chet Barger is a long threat with 197 receiving yards, averaging 39.4 per catch.