Warsaw Runs Over Sherwood For First Win

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
On a rather warm September night, the 0-3 Warsaw Wildcats traveled to Sherwood and came away with their first win of the season 48-6.
Sherwood jumped on Warsaw on their first possession at the 9:47 mark with a 45 yard TD run by Aaron McCubbin. It was an odd play in which McCubbin came off the pack and ran untouched down the left sideline.
The 0-3 Markmen’s confidence level soared, but things would change in a hurry. Zach Chapman would run around the right side for a 51 yard touchdown. Eli Hawkins ran in the PAT and Wildcats lead 8-6.
Warsaw had an interception and Kieon Davis would later score from 11 yards out with 4:12 left in the quarter.
From there the front line of Lane Bates, Jake Luebbert and Tristen Reynolds, among others, would continue to open up holes in Sherwood’s defense.
Davis would battle his way through the secondary and then run untouched for a 21 yard TD. QB Matt Couzens ran in the PAT for the 22-6 first quarter margin.
Early in the second quarter, Chapman would cut behind Bates and zig-zag his way to a 44 yard TD. The PAT failed and it was 28-6.
After a 14 yard pass to Chapman, Davis would run in from a yard out for the 34-6 lead as the PAT failed.
Colby Schwartz scored from ten yards out for the 44-6 lead. Aidan Comer had a nice interception and Davis would break away for 35 yards and his fourth TD of the night.
It was 48-6 at half and the fourth quarter running clock made short work of the time clock.
Chapman was 5-133 on the night with one reception for 12 yards. Davis was 13-177 and Schwartz was 7-58.
The defense had 50 tackles and was led by Davis with five. Zander Fletcher had four. Justin Martin had a nice game going 3-10 rushing with one interception and three tackles.
Couzens was 1-4 passing for 14 yards and played a clean game with no fumbles. Warsaw had four penalties for 35 yards.
Head Coach Ryan Boyer commented, “I told the kids that we had them down and don’t let them back. Our down field blocking was good tonight. We made a few changes this week and the kids responded well.”
Warsaw will play Buffalo on the road this Friday. Pregame with Barry Edwards starts at 6:30 on BCE TV.