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REICHENBERGER NAILS FG IN OT FOR 3-0 VICTORY
Friday, October 02, 2009


The COMMANDOS claim their 2nd District 9-AAA victory with a 3-0 overtime win at Wilson Central.  HHS was able to escape with the win despite having more penalty yards (137) than total offensive yards (76).  COMMANDO kicker #35 Richie Reichenberger nailed a 28 yard field goal in overtime, as they kicked the field goal on 1st down after the defense forced a turnover on Wilson Central’s overtime possession.  The COMMANDO offense was stagnate all night, but the defense was able to keep the Wildcats off the board even with 4 Wildcat possessions starting inside COMMANDO territory.

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It looked to be a big night for the COMMANDOS as HHS received the opening kickoff, and #9 Austin Harris returned the ball 55 yards all the way to the Wildcat 35 yard line.  HHS’s offensive struggles started on the first play as they would fumble giving Wilson Central the ball around midfield.  HHS would give up 1 first down before forcing 3 straight incompletions with #17 Jonathan Snavely breaking up the 3rd down pass.  The Wildcats would settle for a 55 yard field goal attempt that would come up short.  The Wildcats would get the ball back after a HHS three and out and they would drive the football inside the red zone before #25 James Gillen and #5 Patrick Cash would combine on a hit to force a fumble that #80 Troy Dye would recover; stopping the Wildcat scoring chances.  HHS would not respond off the turnover as Wilson Central would force the COMMANDOS to punt after three more plays.  The Wildcats would drive on the COMMANDO defense again before Gillen would get a sack on a 2nd down play and the defense would hold them on 3rd down.  WCHS would attempt their second field goal of the night, but the 42 yarder would be wide left.

Reichenberger's 3rd punt would be the first play of the 2nd quarter after only 3 more offensive plays.  The Wildcats would get 1 first down before punting themselves; however, WCHS would retain possession as the officials would rule that their punt hit a COMMANDO player, and after Wilson Central downed the punt, they would get it back just 4 yards away from the endzone.  #34 Whit Gray would force a Wildcat fumble near the goaline giving HHS the ball back, and avoiding disaster.  HHS would again go three and out.  The defense would force a three and out of their own, but HHS could not catch the punt putting the offense inside their own 10 yard line for the 2nd straight possession.  Another 3 and out would put Reichenberger inside his own endzone again, and he would come through again with a 53 yard punt getting the ball back out to midfield.  Wilson Central would get one 1st down before the defense would force another Wildcat punt.  HHS would run 2 plays before the time would run out on the half with score 0-0.

The Wildcats would get the ball to start the 2nd half, and HHS would help them get into field goal range with penalties on the first 2 plays of the half before Gray would get a sack forcing the field goal attempt.  #14 Jeremiah Lambert would block this attempt, and #12 Elijah Howell would scoop it up, but be tackled near midfield.  HHS would give up a sack on 3rd down forcing another punt.  The defense would come up big with a three and out helped by Lambert getting a tackle for loss.  HHS would get a penalty on the punt return putting them deep inside their own territory again.  The COMMANDOS would get their 1st first down of the night on a Harris run before 2 incompletions and a 1 yard run would leave them with a 4th and 9, and they would bring out Reichenberger to punt.  HHS would force the Wildcats 3 and out as #42 Maverick Flowers would break up a 3rd down pass; multiple penalties on the punt return would take the ball from midfield to their own 22 yard line, and HHS would go three and out.

On the Wildcats third play of the forth quarter, Gillen would force another fumble; this time #57 Joe Townsend would fall on it to give HHS the ball.  The COMMANDOS would get one completion before attempting a 55 yard field goal that would come up short keeping the score knotted at 0.  #2 Taylor Bozeman would break up 3rd down pass, and the Wildcats would be forced to punt the ball back to HHS.  HHS would go three and out being sacked on a 3rd down situation again.  The Wildcat returner would muff Reichenberger’s punt, but WCHS was able to fall on the loose football.  HHS would get called for pass interference on first down, and then Flowers would get tackle for loss putting the Wildcats in a long down and distance situation.  3 plays later the Wildcats would punt, and HHS did not field it costing the COMMANDOS valuable field position in the scoreless game.  HHS would get 3 penalties on their next offensive series one of them bringing back a 3rd down conversion.  The COMMANDOS would then fumble, but recover the ball on 3rd down.  Wilson Central would get a first down on a 3rd down conversion, however Gray and #10 Johnny Wallace would come up with a sack on the next third down situation.  The Wildcats would be forced to attempt a 53 yard field goal with less than a minute left in the game.  The kick would come up short giving the ball back to HHS.  The COMMANDOS would get a first down on the 1st play of the series, and then Howell would scramble for another 1st down.  Then as the horn sounded to end regulation, Howell would throw a pass just out of reach of #4 Nigel Jones, and the game would head to OT tied at 0.

Wilson Central would be on offense first, and on the first play, #24 Brett Jaeckel would recover a WCHS fumble as the Wildcat running back and quarterback could not get a clean exchange.  HHS would take no chances bringing out Reichenberger on 1st down to attempt a 28 yard field goal that would win the game.  WCHS would take their timeout to try and ‘ice’ the kicker, but Reichenberger remained calm and hit the game winner to give the COMMANDOS the 3-0 victory.

The COMMANDOS return to Memorial Stadium next Friday to battle the Station Camp Bison on October 10.  There will be celebration of HHS’s first ever football team of 1941 before the game.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00.

No Name Passing Fumbles
Comp Att Pct Yards Avg TD Int FUM Lost
12 E. Howell 5 17 29.41% 49 9.8 0 0 0 0


No Name Receiving Fumbles
Rec Yards Avg Long TD FUM Lost
80 T. Dye 1 16 16.0 16 0 0 0
17 J. Snavely 1 13 13.0 13 0 0 0
4 N. Jones 2 11 5.5 8 0 0 0
7 C. Kant 1 9 9.0 9 0 0 0


No Name Rushing Fumbles
Att Yards Avg Long TD FUM Lost
9 A. Harris 8 19 2.38 11 0 0 0
34 W. Gray 5 11 2.2 5 0 0 0
12 E. Howell 8 3 .38 11 0 0 0
33 C. Moore 2 -1 -.5 1 0 0 0
17 J. Snavely 1 -3 -3.0 -3 0 0 0


Defense
No Name Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Total Solo Asst Sack SFTY Hurries TFL YL Ints Passes Defensed DTD FF FR
34 W. Gray 12 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
9 A. Harris 8 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 B. Jaeckel 8 5 3 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1
69 C. Russell 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2 T. Bozeman 6 4 2 0 0 0 1 8 0 1 0 0 0
50 A. Clem 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 J. Lambert 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
42 M. Flowers 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
10 J. Wallace 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 E. Howell 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
82 J. Gillen 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
5 P. Cash 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
80 T. Dye 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
17 J. Snavely 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
60 A. Ennis 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
75 B. Glenn 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
63 B. Kelly 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
57 J. Townsend 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1


No Name Overall FGs PAT Kickoffs
Blk Lng FG Att FGM Pct XP Att XPM Pct KO Avg Ret Avg
35 R. Reichenberger 0 28 2 1 50.0% 0 0 - 0 - 0 -


No Name Punter
Punts Yds Net Yds Lng Avg Net Avg Blk OOB Dn In 20 TB Ret RetY TD
35 R. Reichenberger 10 436 436 52 43.6 43.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Special Teams
No Name Kicking Punting Tackles
Returns Yards Avg TD Returns Yards Avg TD
4 N. Jones 0 0 - 0 2 4 2.0 0 0
9 A. Harris 1 55 55.0 0 0 0 - 0 0
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Weight: 230
Class: Senior
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