The Ramblers lost a heart-breaker on Friday to cross-county rival Charlevoix, 8-0 in their Homecoming game. Defense was the name of the game, as two fluke plays at the end of the first half were the only points put on the scoreboard.[private]
Late in the first half, Charlevoix picked up a safety after a 51 yard punt pinned Boyne on their own two-yard-line, then sacked them in the endzone on the following play. On the next drive, with no time left on the clock, a Rayder “hook and ladder” pass scored the lone touchdown of the game.
“Our defense had a great effort. We had two goal-line stands which kept Charlevoix from scoring,” said Coach Nohel. “And we had people in position on the hook and ladder pass, but we just missed the tackle.” The defense was led by Zach Wandrie with 18 tackles, followed by Kerey Kuheana with 17 and Trey Reinhardt with 16. Coach Nohel lauded the effort of Reinhardt, “Trey did a lot of things very well on defense. He makes his share of tackles, but he also makes plays, which allows other people to make tackles.”
Boyne’s offense was led by Bradley Fouchia, with 33 yards rushing and 48 yards receiving. Keegan LaBlance also had five receptions for 46 yards. Quarterback Jay Redman finished the night 9 of 21 for 110 yards. “On offense, Keegan made some really nice catches and then runs. We picked up several critical first downs because of his efforts. Bradley Fouchia also made some nice catches and ran the ball hard,” said Nohel.
“We need to become more consistent in order to be the best football team we can be,” Nohel noted. “We made too many mistakes against Charlevoix to win the game. We’ll isolate things we need to improve on, challenge the kids to work on those, and keep working to get better.”[/private]