2009-09-13 / Sports

Offense stalls as Chesaning falls to Shepherd, 14-0

BREACH – Jordan Casassa blocks a Shepherd Bluejay to allow ball carrier Brett Keck to breach the defense in Friday’s 14-0 loss. Keck recorded 58 yards in six receptions (TCC Photo By Hillary Grigonis). BREACH – Jordan Casassa blocks a Shepherd Bluejay to allow ball carrier Brett Keck to breach the defense in Friday’s 14-0 loss. Keck recorded 58 yards in six receptions (TCC Photo By Hillary Grigonis). CHESANING – The Indian varsity gridders had their chances Friday night, but came up short in a 14- 0 loss to visiting Shepherd.

For the most part, the Chesaning defense held strong, giving up just one touchdown in the first quarter and another in the third.

But the offense couldn’t crack the goal line, despite picking up 324 yards of total offense. The Indians had three opportunities inside the Bluejay five yard line, but came up short each time.

Quarterback Cody Stoddard rushed for 88 yards in 14 attempts. Deshaun Young had 25 yards in nine carries.

As a team, the Indians picked up 126 yards on the ground.

Stoddard also was 16 of 31 passing for 198 yards.

Brett Keck had six catches for 58 yards, while Young snagged five for 83 yards.

On defense, Stoddard had 10 tackles and an interception. Joe Nigl had eight tackles, while Bryan Schneider had seven tackles.

Playing through the heart of the Tri-Valley Conference Central Division schedule, the Indians will have to regroup quickly for this Friday’s trip to Alma. The Panthers are fresh off a 33-21 win over Bullock Creek.

Chesaning is 2-1 on the season, 1-1 in the TVC Central.

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