Originally Posted by NewarkCatholicFan
The final drive was one to remember especially since the Green Wave had struggle so much on offense the entire game.
You have a QB that had played his worse game ever, or the worse game I have watched him play.
He missed wide opened rec all game long
He held on to the forever while rec ran open almost making it look like he had no confidence in throwing the ball.
He took sacks that he could have avoided by throwing the ball away.
But then on the final drive he trots out to the field and found a way to lead his team to a win. He connected on a fourth and 10 after being ask to throw the ball deep three times as it appeared the play caller had panic putting the offense into a horrible situation.
Aaron Jurden makes the first big catch that kept the drive alive.
With the QB facing another fourth and long he threw the ball in the direction of Mitch Cox, who made a great finger tip catch to move the chains.
Then the QB threw a pass up in the air toward the endzone and Kevin Bourne, leaped up and made a big time catch giving the Green Wave the lead that they did not give up.
I won't get into how hard this one was to watch but will dare say that play calling looked more like it did in game one then it did in games 2-4.
NC won this game on a wing and a prayer.
I must be a glutton for punishment because I decided to listen to the replay of the game on the radio mostly because I am still in shock at how poorly this game was played. The local radio coverage is usually pretty objective. They, too, questioned the play designs and route selections, especially the passing plays where basically all the receivers ran the same route. What's up with that!!!
The QB continues to struggle big time. This young man was prematurely hyped by the coaching staff and the press. No player should ever have that kind of pressure hanging on them prior to actually playing out a season. Two interceptions, 4 sacks, and another week of poor stats. After watching this last game, I question whether any QB would have success under this system.
I expect more of the same in this week's game against Bexley. Winning the CA game guarantees nothing with the play I've witnessed. NC could easily drop the upcoming game to Bexley or even the Whitehall game and there's no chance they will be competitive in their games against Licking Valley or Granville unless major changes happen soon. The offense is not coming together in any fashion. NC's following is dwindling. I'm certainly not going to travel for this next one. I'm not paying to watch more of the same. There's no entertainment value in what NC is producing on the field.
What's sad is that many feel that this should be NC's year but the coaches seem to be doing everything possible to throw this year away.