The Jr. Crimson needed only three plays from scrimmage to strike
first, breaking a 40-yard run around the end for the game's first
touchdown. That would be all the offense the Jr. Crimson would
muster, as the Railer defense responded from that point on, not
allowing another serious threat the remainder of the game.
Railers responded with a nine-play, 59-yard drive, capped by a
15-yard touchdown run by running back Coleman Atkins on
fourth-and-goal. Quarterback Griffin Turner made the key block to
lead Atkins into the end zone. The Railers failed to convert the
extra-point attempt and the score was tied 6-6.
Another long drive by the Railers produced a Trent Koehler
touchdown run from 5 yards out and the Railers led 12-6 at the half.
The second half saw the Railers dominate defensively and have
success moving the ball; however, two turnovers deep in Jr. Crimson
territory prevented the Railers from adding to their lead.
The Railer defensive performance was keyed by Dahylon Kusnerik,
who led the team with six tackles, including three tackles for loss.
Two Railers, Justin Powell and Jude Bennett, made their first starts
of the season. Other key performances on defense included Tony
Gandolfi with five tackles, while Marco Power and Jaden Klopp added
four tackles each.
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- Turner: 0 completions, 3 attempts, 0 yards, 0 touchdowns, 0
Atkins: 13 rushes, 89
yards, 1 touchdown
Koehler: 10 rushes,
31 yards, 1 touchdown
Gibbens: 2 rushes, 11
yards, 0 touchdown
Gillum: 2 rushes, 3
yards, 0 touchdown
Turner: 3 rushes, 10 yards, 0 touchdown
Defense: Kusnerik, 6 tackles; Gandolfi, 5 tackles; Klopp, 4
tackles; Power, 4 tackles; K. Baker, 2 tackles; Koehler, 2 tackles;
Atkins, 3 tackles; Gillum, 1 tackle; J. Baker, 2 tackles; Cline, 2
tackles; Bennett, 2 tackles; Work, 1 tackle; Hurley 1 quarterback
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