Lightning knocks out contest; Dawgs concentrate on Granger
“The lightning would not stop, ” said Thorndale Coach Brent Brevard. “And, they could not play on Saturday due to a wedding in town that day.”
Thorndale defeated Sacred Heart 66-25 last season.
“ The positive is that we are healthy right now. Our guys really wanted to play of course, but we can’t control the weather.”
The Bulldogs will move on to concentrate on old district neighbor Granger for a 7:30 kickoff in Granger.
Granger enters the contest at 1-3, but is coming off a 13-0 victory over a struggling Thrall team with an identical 1-3 mark.
Quarterback Jake Kaderka is the clear leader for Granger, accounting for two scores in last week’s win over Thrall.
The senior ran for a 60-yard touchdown and then hit Garrett Drake on an 80-yard hookup, both in the third quarter to break open a scoreless game.
Kaderka finished with 102 yards on 11 carries. He only went up top five times for the one successful completion.
“ They have great size,” says Brevard.
Granger was a playoff team in 2012 and is picked third in District 13-A, Division II, which houses Milano.
The Lions return 16 starters from that playoff team (8 on each side), including lineman Tyler Williams (6-4, 240).
Last season, Thorndale ground up Granger 53-14 in their first meeting since 2007.
The Bulldogs pounded out 495 yards of offense in the game, led by Darius Brooks’ 205 yards and three touchdowns.
Sophomore Colton Austin sparkled in his varsity debut with 86 yards rushing with a couple of touchdowns.
Thorndale amassed 388 yards and f ive touchdowns on the ground.
The Bulldogs were aided by six fumble recoveries as Granger coughed up the ball 15 times.
Only Thrall and Holland were able to get their games in on the stormy Friday night as the rest of the games involving district teams were canceled.
Because of a previous open date, Weimar has played just two games this season.