Game Summary for Sept.12, 2019 JV Football: Adams Highlanders vs. Lake Orion
Final score: Adams 23 – Lake Orion 6
The Highlanders began the game on offense following a kick return to the 31-yard line by Christian Schomer. Carries by Luke Stockoski and Schomer advanced the ball, but Adams had to punt to Lake Orion. A tackle by Keenan Frazier had the Dragons at first and 10 from the 15-yard line. Marco DiCresce intercepted a pass and took the ball down the field to the 17-yard. With Adams back on offense, Stockoski got a first down and kudos were given to the offensive line: Andrew Rolfs, John Rittner, Frazier, and Finn Tobiczyk. Brendan Green ran in a swift 5-yard touchdown. Remini Tillotson’s extra point kick was good. Adams 7 – Lake Orion 0
With 7:20 left in the first quarter, Adams kicked off to the Dragons. Impressive tackles were made by Green, Mohid Imran, Josh Vokal, and Nick Stokan. A tackle for loss was made by Vokal and Andrew Rolfs, and Schomer broke up a big pass, before Lake Orion punted. Back on offense, Adams began at the 13-yard line. Gains were made by Drew Brown, DiCresce and Schomer before Frazier punted back. Tackles were made by Max Cibor and Vokal and the first quarter ended.
The second quarter began with Adams on defense. Lake Orion was 3rd and 11 from the 25-yard line when Schomer and then Cibor broke up passes, forcing a turnover on downs. A couple runs, and a pass to Will Kroll advanced the ball, but the Highlanders had to punt. Highlanders took over on defense with 8:57 left in the second quarter. Strong tackles and stops by Vokal, Stockoski and Imran forced a turnover on downs. Back on offense, the Highlanders enjoyed a run by Green that took the ball to the 30-yard line. On a quarterback keeper, Marco DiCresce ran for an exciting 70-yard touchdown. Tillotson’s first kick was no good, but thanks to a roughing-the-kicker penalty, there was another chance. The extra point was good. Adams 14 – Lake Orion 0
With 5:00 left in the second quarter, Adams took over on defense. There was good pass coverage by Green and DiCresce, a tackle by Dyllan Sheppard, quarterback pressure from Rolfs, good defense by Kroll, and big tackles from DiCresce and Cibor, including a tackle for a loss of yards by Green. Eventually, Lake Orion scored on a run, but a host of Highlanders blocked the extra point attempt. Adams 14 – Lake Orion 6 This was the score at the end of the half.
To start the third quarter, Adams was on defense for just a short time, thanks to tackles by Frazier and Vokal and a pass broken up by Green. Following a punt, there was an exciting series of first downs by Stockoski, Schomer, Green and DiCresce. Stockoski scored from the 9-yard line and Tillotson’s kick was good. Adams 21 – Lake Orion 6
With 5:19 left in the third quarter, Adams kicked to Lake Orion. Great defensive plays, including a tackle for a loss by DiCresce, forced the Dragons to punt. The series was highlighted by advances, including a great 13-yard gain by Schomer. Early in the fourth quarter, an interception forced Adams on defense. Good tackles and incomplete pass attempts had Lake Orion backed up to the 4-yard-line. A Dragons fumble in the end zone signaled a safety and two points for the Highlanders. Adams 23 – Lake Orion 6
With 9:16 left in the fourth quarter, Adams made steady gains, including a run by Sheppard, but Adams had to turn the ball over on downs. Immediately, Max Cibor intercepted a pass, causing yet another turnover. The rainy game continued with the score remaining Adams 23 – Lake Orion 6 as the clock expired.
FINAL SCORE: ADAMS 23 – LAKE ORION 6
TOUCHDOWNS: Brendan Green, Marco DiCresce, Luke Stockoski
EXTRA POINTS: Remini Tillotson (x3)
INTERCEPTIONS: Marco DiCresce, Max Cibor
TACKLE FOR LOSS: Josh Vokal, Andrew Rolfs, Brendan Green, Marco DiCresce