Monday, September 11, 2017
Noblesville High School
Westfield High School
The freshman Rocks beat the Millers of Noblesville 21-19 in a hard fought battle between the two squads. Leading the charge defensively, Gabe Arvin found his way into countless tackles, bolstering a strong linebacking corps that also included Zander Nguyen, David Frey, and Ian Watson. In the secondary, Christiaan Huisden consistently made his presence felt, affecting the Miller aerial attack. Kyle Pape at CB made the big play of the game defensively, when he broke up Noblesvilleâs 4th quarter, 4th down pass, giving the Rocks back possession of the ball and the ability to run out the clock.
On offense, the Rock O moved the ball consistently. Highlights included a Nick Talley run for a TD and a pass to offensive player of the game Mason Piening. Running back Jack Pfeiffer won Mr. Consistency for his tough running between and around the tackles.
Special teams greatly impacted the game as returner Mason Piening took the first kickoff of the 2nd half back the other way for a long Rocks touchdown. Kicker Sean Sullivan found his way into the lineup, consistently hitting deep kickoffs and setting up the defense with great field position. The big play of the game on special teams was when Sayveion Woods-Dale burst through the Noblesville line to block their extra point after a touchdown.
The Rocks are 3-1 on the season and head to Hamilton Southeastern High School next week, where they will take on the Royals. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 18th .