Friday, August 18, 2017
Harrison High School
Westfield High School
On Friday the West Lafayette Harrison Raiders visited, hoping to plunder the start of the Shamrock season, but left disappointed. Your Rocks earned a 22-7 victory over Harrison to start 1-0. There was a fantastic turnout from the community as Coach Robo was honored and previous state contender teams were recognized.
Offensively, the first Rock score of the year came on a razzle, dazzle double pass, with Matthew Meyer hooking up with Kyle Pepiot for 6. The Raiders were able to answer with a score of their own, but then the Rock D took over and shut the door for the rest of the evening. The D was led by fantastic efforts from Koby Hauser and Collin Caldwell. The big play of the night came when the D forced a four down turnover backed up inside their own 5, with the Raiders making it as far as the 1 yard line and yet still being denied the score. Cam Frye added consistent play as the Rock D held Harrison to its lowest point total against the Rocks in 7 years.
Special Teams contributed to the highlights as well, with Alex Bales converting on all of his field goals and extra points. He also tacked on a 49 yard punt. Sam Lupear added consistent play in this phase of the game.
Special mention should be given to Reece Fisher, Blair Clark, and Nathan Hayward. These Rocks made significant contributions in preparing the team for the Friday contest. They made sure to RISE to the occasion during the week, providing the best possible look for their fellow teammates.
The Rocks will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium next Friday to face the Southport Cardinals. Kickoff will follow the completion of the game before it, which is currently estimated to be around 8:30pm.