2011 Football Camps
Redbirds fall to Medford 26-14
September 4, 2011By Tim Klingbeil of Montgomery-Lonsdale Football
Week #1 vs. Medford (Loss 26-14)
1. How did the Redbirds do?
The Redbirds lost to Medford 26-14. “We led after scoring with 0:09 left in the 1st half 14-12 however we were unable to score in the 2nd half. The tale of the tape was we had 3 turnovers all converted for Medford points. They also hurt us with a 52 yard run in the 3rd Qtr. “We turned it over 3 times and had 7 penalties for 50 yards and when you play like that wins don’t come easy.”
2. What did they do right during the game?
We ran 78 total plays to their 40. We had total 230 to their 153 yards. We had 19 1st downs to their 6. As of halftime we slowed them to 13 yards rushing. On paper we looked good… but the games are not played on paper.
3. What happened that the Redbirds lost their lead?
We fumbled on our 5 yard line and the recovered it for a scoring TD. On their next drive they had a 52 yard run for a TD. 52 yards accounted for 1/3 of their total offense for the whole night.
4. What were some of the outstanding plays in the game?
So. TE #87 Jordan Yetzer took back an intercepting from a Medford defensive back. It was a showing of tremendous hand-eye coordination, awareness and overall strength.
5. During the post-game huddle, what did you tell the Redbirds to prepare them for next week's home game against Jordan?
We made some mistakes that we need to correct and after tomorrow it’s behind us. The next step is the MRC and it starts at home with Jordan.
6. What do the athletes need to work on this week to improve their game?
Eliminating mistakes on offense. We cannot afford to have so many penalties and turnovers. They will hurt us if we cannot rectify them.
7. Last comments?
Jordan is the largest school in the conference. They dress a lot of boys who are big, strong and fast. It will take a supernatural effort to play with them. We simply must step in up in all phases of the game.
Jr. #26 Tad Stasney 30 Att. For 113 Yards with 2 TD’s
Sr. #5 Jeff Tiede chipped in with 10 total tackles.
Sr. #7 Dalton “Sherman” Zeug had several tackles and was great in his 1st start in 2 years.