Boys Varsity Football · Fishers Tigers drop 2020 Mudsock 21 – 9 to Southeastern Royals

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The 2020 Mudsock had a different feel with a significantly smaller crowd, but the energy and quality of the game was still the same. Both teams relied heavily on the ground game as Fishers had almost 190 yards rushing and the Royals gained 277 on the ground. Carson Dunn had 114 yards for the Tigers and Dom Oliverio contributed 50. For Southeastern, Blaine Wertz gained 122 yards on the ground and quarterback John McCall contributed 118.

The Southeastern Royals received the opening kickoff and ate almost 7 minutes off the clock with a methodical 17 play drive covering 80 yards. Quarterback John McCall kept the drive alive with his feet on two 3rd down conversions and eventually finished the drive with a 15 yard touchdown. The Tigers offense was slow to start and was forced to punt. On the next Royals drive, the Fishers defense stepped up including a broken up pass by Seth Dunnuck and a tackle for loss by Curtis Kearshner to force a punt. The Tigers took over to finish the first quarter trailing 7-0.

Carson Dunn broke off a 52 yard run early in the 2nd quarter to get the Tigers into Southeastern territory. Dunn again ran to the 2 and Lucas Prewitt finished the drive with a quarterback keeper for the touchdown. On the ensuing Royals drive, the punt was blocked and batted out of the back of the end zone for a safety to give the Tigers a 9-7 lead that they would eventually take to the locker room. Both punters showed off on the next two drives. Christian Wayne for the Tigers pinned the Royals at the 2 yard line; on the next Southeastern drive, Josef Osiecki was up to the task and pinned the Tigers at their own 1 yard line. Fishers would run out the clock to take the lead to the locker room.

The Royals struck first again in the 2nd half. Blaine Wertz converted a 3rd down screen pass and then broke numerous tackles en route to a 29 yard touchdown run to give the Royals a 14-9 lead. The Tigers offense again struggled and were forced to punt. Southeastern again struck as McCall found Martice Taylor for a 38 yard touchdown to stretch the lead to 21-9 in favor of the Royals.

Fishers tried numerous times to make a comeback throughout the 4th quarter. Prewitt’s pass was tipped and eventually intercepted by Noah Wolf for the Royals. Southeastern was able to run about 3 minutes off the clock before being forced to punt. The Tigers again put together a drive as Carson Dunn broke free for a 46 yard run but the Royals defender caught him and forced a fumble that was recovered by Giovanni Ragland.. Southeastern was able to run off the remainder of the clock to claim the 2020 Mudsock.