Saturday, October 16, 2010
Campbell Over Sanborn in Rout
Going into this game Sanborn and Campbell had identical 2-4 records. But it was clear tonight that Campbell was the better football team. Anthony Rinaldi ran for 223 yards to lead the Cougars to a 38-0 win over Sanborn in a Division V contest on a cold night in Kingston.
Big Night for Rinaldi
Rinaldi, Campbell's senior back, ran for 223 yards and 3 touchdowns on 21 carries. Not bad at all. His line did a good job of opening up running room, and he has to be one of the quicker backs in D-V because he exploded right through those holes. And once he got into the second level of Sanborn's defense he was as good as gone. He had TD runs of 32 and 54 yards, and a slew of other runs that went for 15+ yards.
"He also ran for 205 yards last week vs. Bow" said Campbell coach Marc Prindiville. "Tonight is his career high though."
Rinaldi is a two way player for the Cougars. In addition to having a HUGE day running the ball, he also played well in the defensive backfield. Rinaldi did have t be helped off the field with an injury in the 2nd half, but Coach Prindiville said he is fine.
Wasn't Just a One Man Show
Campbell also got big games from a number of other players. Junior John Houston was a beast on both sides of the football. He was blocking for Rinaldi, he was running the ball himself, catching passes and on defense he was making hard hits, nice tackles and even had an interception on Sanborn's final drive. Houston did an excellent job of blocking to open up holes for both Rinaldi and also junior back Dylan Andrews. Houston also caught a 9 yard pass, had 5 carries for 33 yards and a touchdown made a bunch of big tackles plus had the interception.
QB Alan Popovich didn't have monster numbers, but he did a nice job of running the offense and hitting his receivers when called upon. He also ran in a 3 yard TD on a QB keeper to make it 31-0 in the 3rd quarter.
"He's really a receiver" explained Prindiville. "But we needed someone to play quarterback. He's put the team first."
Andrews was also a very nice complimentary back to Rinaldi. He had 85 yards on 9 carries and ran hard every time. Lineman Daniel Mak made a number of nice tackles as well for Campbell and also playing well defensively for the Cougars was Tyler Coughlin, Dan Simard and Steven Amadio.
Tough Game for Sanborn
The Indians just flat out got beat tonight. One bright spot for them was running back Glen Smith, who had 89 yards on 13 carries (most of that came in the 1st half). But unfortunately Smith injured his shoulder early in the 3rd quarter and did not return. After being attended to by the trainer he was then taken to the hospital to have the shoulder looked at. Best of luck to Glen on a quick recovery.
Even before the game started Sanborn was behind the 8 ball, as starting QB Ryan Morris was sick all week and hadn't practiced in 4 days. He had a tough game, but also had bunch of dropped balls by his receivers.
One of those drops was very costly for the Indians. After Campbell went up 7-0 on their first drive, Sanborn answered back by getting all the way down to the Campbell 16 yard line. It was 4th down and 4, and Morris made a nice throw to find Jackson Morton in the back right corner of the end zone. Morton had the ball go through his hands though and fell incomplete for a turnover on downs. That play really seemed to deflate the Sanborn sideline. Who knows how this game would have turned out if that catch is made. Morton is only a freshman though. He's an outstanding athlete with a bright future.
Also playing well for coach Drouin's team was WR/DB Dylan Spence and senior linebacker Billy Wydola. Spence had 58 total yards and a bunch of tackles, and Wydola made some hard hits on defense. Senior punter Ben Noyes also did a nice job of pinning Campbell deep in their own end on multiple occasions.
Good Team Win For Campbell
Campbell is now 3-4 on the season. They finish up with Somersworth and Windham, two winnable games. A 5-4 record could possibly put them in the D-V playoffs, which would be a big accomplishment.
"This is our first year in Divison V, and it's been a tough adjustment" explained Prindiville. "Plus we only have 39 kids on the team and many of them are only juniors. But I'm really proud of my kids, they're stepping up right now."