Brady loss to Falcons ends regular season
Mind set positive for first round of playoffs.
Brady spotted Hitchcock County 22 points before the Eagles got on the board in the second half in its 48-22 loss Thursday.
It wasn’t that the guys didn’t do one specific thing or another, head coach Andy Seamann said.
The defense had a hard time getting off the field.
In the first half Brady had the Falcons in third and long situations but couldn’t finish out drives, he said.
An adjustment at halftime showed as the Eagles experienced success on both sides of the ball.
Cody Warren scored the first touchdown for the Eagles midway through the third quarter on a five-yard run up the middle.
Hitchcock County led 36-6 after a pair of third quarter scoring drives.
Brady tried to answer when the Eagles marched down the field and Trevor Mann snuck through the line on a quarterback keeper near the end of the period.
He also ran in a two-point conversion closing the gap, to 36-14.
Unfortunately, the Falcons scored again before the third quarter ended, extending their lead to 28 points.
Matt Neiman found the endzone on a 73-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter. After a successful two-point conversion, the Eagles trailed 42-22.
Hitchcock County scored one more time before the final horn, beating Brady, 48-22.
Throughout the game, Brady managed 207 yards rushing on 53 carries.
Leading the attack was Eric Roe with 11 carries for 100 yards. Mann finished the game with 49 yards rushing.
Despite the loss, Brady made the D2 state playoffs and faces Wallace in the first round.
Although the Wildcats won the contest against Brady two weeks ago, Seamann said the team has a new outlook on the second half of the season.
“Records from the regular season don’t matter,” Seamann said. “In our mind everyone is 0-0.”
The Eagles will have to play more aggressive than their last meeting with the Wildcats but the game plan will stay the same.
“We will do some different things on defense,” Seamann said. “Offensively, we have to establish the run in the first half against them.”
Kickoff in Wallace is set for 7 p.m. Thursday.
Scoring by quarters:
Hitchcock County 148206—48
Passes 9-24-3 16-34-1
Passing yards 27 267
Rushes,yards 53-207 33-124 Total offense 234 391
Fumbles, lost 1-0 0-0
RUSHING Att. Yds. Ave.
Eric Roe 11 100 9.1
Trevor Mann 21 49 2.3
Matt Neimann 10 40 4.0
Cody Warren 9 12 1.3
Jon Taullie 1 3 3.0
Levi DeStefano 1 3 3.0
TOTALS 53 207 3.9
PASSING Cp-At. Yds. Int
Trevor Mann 9-23 27 2
Dayne Porter 0-1 0 1
TOTALS 9-24 27 4
RECEIVING No. Yds Ave
Troy Lusk 3 23 7.7
Chase Viter 1 3 3.0
Cody Most 1 3 3.0
Eric Roe 1 1 1.0
Jon Taullie 3 -3 -1.0
TOTALS 9 27 3.0
DEFENSE UA A Tot.
Eric Roe 8 2 10
Levi DeStefano 7 1 8
Jon Taullie 5 0 5
Dalton Simants 3 2 5
Austin Widick 4 0 4
Chase Viter 3 1 4
Trevor Mann 3 0 3
Cody Most 3 0 3
Troy Lusk 2 1 3
Matt Neimann 2 0 2
Dayne Porter 1 1 2
Nate Sitorius 1 0 1
TOTALS 42 8 50
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