Cowansque Valley traveled to Sayre Saturday still searching for that elusive first win of the season.
A scoreless first half for the Indians didn’t bode well for their quest. Not helping matters, Sayre was able to score three touchdowns on the Indians defense to go up 21-0. The Redskins didn’t relinquish their hold on the lead for the entirety of the game only allowing the Indians to score 13 points. Sayre would put up another 26 points in the second half to win 47-13.
It was a tough loss for Cowanesque Valley whose record now sits at 0-8. Players and fans of the Indians can take solace in some of the remarkable plays that the offense pulls off though.
For instance Seth Huyler completed 12 of 22 pass attempts Saturday for 255 yards and a touchdown. Huyler demonstrated his impressive athleticism on numerous throws where he evaded defenders as the pocket collapsed, rolling outside with eyes downfield the entire time. In these moments when it would have been safe to throw the ball out of bounds, Huyler demonstrated his wherewithal and passion for the game by taking the offense on his shoulders and tucking the ball, breaking free for a run.
Huyler broke free for multiple runs against the Redskins. His longest of the evening a 13 yarder.
Huyler’s ability to leave the pocket and find open room to run leaves defenses susceptible to the deep ball which Cowanesque Valley isn’t afraid to utilize.
Brandon Paul led the Indians with five receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown. Huyler also hit Kole Hurler for 73 yards on three receptions. On one particular pass, Huyler unleashed a laser over the middle that went 20 yards in the air before hitting Hurler between the numbers who was able to sprint past defenders for a nearly 50 yard gain on the play.
It’s moments like this where the Indians show an ability to compete with even the best teams out there. It just hasn’t materialized in a win yet this season.
On the defensive side of the ball Cole Gruver led the team in tackles with eight. Gruver was also able to force a fumble which he returned for a defensive touchdown.
Matt Barber added four tackles on defense to go along with three receptions on offense for 29 yards and eight carries for 21 yards for a solid all around game.
The Indians have two more chances to earn a victory this season with games against Montgomery and Otto-Eldred both at home.