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Red Devils crush Floyd, 63-15

September 19, 2012
The Floyd Central Highlanders knew they had a tough assignment in their Friday night meeting on the gridiron against visiting Jeffersonville. The night, however, got off to a bad start and went downhill in a hurry as the Red Devils dominated in every part of the game for a 63-15 Hoosier Hills Conference win.

"We're undersized," Floyd Central coach Brian Glesing said. "It was a mismatch. They're bigger than us. They're better than us, and that's the bottom line. When you have a team that's so much better than us, that's what happens."

The Jeffersonville Red Devils gave the Floyd Central Highlanders a rough night in their 63-15 win. Above, Jeff linebackers Aamil Haleem, left, and Nash Rivers bring down Floyd Central’s Garry Posey in the first half. Photo by Wade Bell
The Red Devils put the hammer down in the first period with three touchdowns. The first two came on an 11-yard pass from Tyler Fridley to Dionte Allen and then a 25-yard run by Austin Hines. With only a few seconds left in the period, Ryan Lenz punted the ball to the Jeffersonville 2-yard line. On the next play, Fridley and Allen hooked up again, combining for a 98-yard touchdown and a 21-0 Jeff lead.

"We've got to make plays," Glesing said. "You can't win if you don't make plays."

Late in the second period, Fridley kept the ball for a 66-yard run that set up a 1-yard touchdown play and a 28-0 lead.

With just more than two minutes to go in the half, Jeff's David Morales intercepted a Bryce Smith pass. That set up another touchdown with less than a minute to go, giving the Red Devils a 35-0 lead at halftime.

"We're not very good," Glesing said. "It's like a JV team we've got out there. … Offensively, we need to get first downs. We got penalties in the red zone early, and that hurt us."

Jeff scored again before Floyd Central finally got on the board with 4:57 to go in the third period. The Highlanders ran 13 plays on their next possession, the biggest being Smith hitting Collin Engle on fourth and 11 for a first down at the Jeff 6-yard line. Gabriel Kennedy finally got into the end zone from a yard out. The extra point failed, but Floyd Central was on the board, down 42-6.

Jeff returned the kickoff to the 48-yard line. Hines quickly scored again, taking the ball 52 yards into the end zone on the next play.

Floyd Central had to settle for a 22-yard field goal from Lenz on its next possession. Victor Aemmer, however, later gave the Highlanders a positive with an interception that set up a Garry Posey touchdown.

The Red Devils scored twice more for the final 63-15 score.

"We've got to fight back," Glesing said. "We play a tougher team next week (against Columbus East). We'll see what kind of character we have. … We just can't continue to not make plays. We've got to do something different."

The Highlanders ran the ball 51 times for 166 yards and completed 11 of 22 throws for 152 yards. Posey carried the ball 19 times for 77 yards, and Kennedy ran 15 plays for 85 yards. Engle caught five passes for 81 yards, and Nick Uhl caught three for 26 yards. Grant Foster caught two passes for 22 yards, and Trevor Smith had one for 23 yards.

Defensively, Aemmer had eight tackles and 11 assists, while Brayden Hoke had seven tackles and Nick Wagner finished with six.

"In the second half, some of our subs that came in did a good job," Glesing said. "They played hard. Offensively, Gabriel Kennedy ran the ball fairly well. He fumbled the ball, but it gave us a little boost."

Glesing used Posey only sparingly in the second half.

"There was no reason to," Glesing said. "It was a 40-point difference. We know he can play. We know some people can play. The other guys, we've got to evaluate them and see if they can play or not."

Jeffersonville ran 23 times for 345 yards and completed 14 of 23 passes for 337 yards for a whopping 682 yards of total offense.

"We'll keep doing what we're doing," Glesing said. "We've got to get better offensively, defensively and in the special teams. We've just to keep getting better. We have to find players that have to make plays, and that's what we told them."

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