continued “They would jump me and then let me sit in the flat, so I thought that I would be open,” Holdridge said. “On that play I wasn’t, but I knew that I could out-jump the back (Backes).”
“I saw the match up and I knew that he could go up and get the ball,” Rock said about the scoring play just before halftime. “He’s a basketball player, and I knew he had hops and could get up to get the ball in the air.”
“That’s just big players making big plays throughout that drive,” Damiani said.
Rock and Holdridge connected again in the third period, when Holdridge was wide open for a 46-yard scoring strike.
“The play before he was wide open and I missed him, so we ran it again and the same thing happened,” Rock said.
Rock’s third touchdown pass came in the final quarter on a rollout play to Tim Remillard.
The Eagles scored on the ensuing drive, when Frechette had his best drive of the game, going 5-for-7 passing for 51 yards, connecting with Luke Weaver for a three-yard scoring pass.
“We have been working all season on improvements each player has to make individually and their own things that they need to be better on,” Lozier said. “We will be doing that again this week as we get ready for Albany Academy and homecoming.”
Damiani said that he will allow the team to enjoy the win for the weekend, but then it will be back to work to prepare for the Indians homecoming game against Gouverneur.
For the victorious Indians, Rock finished 7-of-9 passing for 107 yards and three touchdowns, with Bazzano catching two balls for 44 yards, Holdridge catching the two scoring tosses for a total of 67 yards, Tyler Murphy catching a key third down pass for 12 yards and Remillard catching the 18-yard scoring pass.