Pharos-Tribune

Local Sports

September 21, 2013

Berries blast Giants, snap 12-game losing streak

Logansport dominates Marion in the second half in 39-13 win.

MARION — Logansport’s recent losing streak in football has included some tough-luck losses, none tougher than last week’s loss to Anderson as time expired.

On Friday night the Berries took chance out of the equation with a dominating performance in the second half at Marion.

The Berries came out of the half a determined group while at the same time the Giants self-destructed, and Logansport was able to roll to a 39-13 win.

The Berries snapped a 12-game losing streak with the win and a 10-game losing streak in North Central Conference play.

“We want to keep this going for as long as possible,” Logan coach Brad Urban said. “The mental hurdle is hopefully over with and we can get going to be a better football team and not worry about that streak, because it does weigh on you, it’s hard to block out. Now it’s over with we’ve got an NCC win, got our first win of the season. It’s a continuous step forward and that’s the way we want to go. I think we’re playing better football on both sides of the ball and that’s what you want to do.”

The Berries (1-4, 1-2 NCC) played a pretty sloppy first half and trailed 13-12 at the break. But they got it going in the second half, outscoring the Giants 27-0 in the final two quarters including 20-0 in the third quarter.

“The first half I made some poor judgements and that’s OK if we can make up for it,” said LHS quarterback Ryan Schrock, who rushed for 141 yards and four touchdowns in the contest.

“I think the second half we just came out with an attitude to just drive and that we’re going to score every drive. The linemen stepped it up. I just thought we played really well the second half.”

Urban said the Berries went back to the basics playing smash-mouth football in the second half.

Urban talked about what took place at halftime.

“First, I told them how I felt. Second, we drew basically three plays up on the board and we ran two of them. A simple dive play is all we ran in the second half. It’s all about execution,” he said.

Schrock either handed the ball off to fullback Jacob Shelton or kept the ball on a fake on most of the plays in the second half. Shelton finished with 68 yards rushing and two TDs on 13 carries for the contest.

“We changed the motions and formations to make it look a little bit different, but basically we ran the same play about 90 percent of the time in the second half and they never did stop it,” Urban said.

The Berries outgained the Giants 291-169 in total yardage, including 291-90 on the ground. The Giants completed just 5 of 19 passes for the game, and they had 10 penalties for 63 yards to go with three turnovers in the contest.

A big difference from last season was the Berries held Marion’s Will Collins in check. Last season Collins rushed for 411 yards and five TDs in the Giants’ 56-49 win at Berry Stadium. But on Friday night Collins didn’t have near the room to run he had a year ago, and he was held to 57 yards rushing on 11 carries and added one catch for six yards.

The Giants’ lone score of the night on offense was a 35-yard TD pass from Niko Trevino to Spencer Reynolds near the end of the first half.

Jacob Brown led the Berries’ defense with 8.5 tackles. Jose Salinas and Ed Hurst each had an interception. Salinas returned his pick 33 yards that set up a 2-yard TD run by Shelton that gave Logan a 32-13 lead late in the third quarter.

Brown added a 64-yard kickoff return that set up Schrock’s second TD of the game that gave Logan a 12-6 lead in the first half.

Logan recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff that also led to a quick score.

Reynolds picked off a late pitch by Schrock and returned the fumble 35 yards for a touchdown for the Giants in the first half, and they took a 13-12 lead into halftime after Reynold’s touchdown catch.

But the Berries took just 1:44 to score on their first drive of the second half, capped by a 41-yard TD run by Schrock, and the Giants (1-4, 0-2) weren’t able to keep up from there.

The Berries’ last win before Friday was in Week 2 last year against Peru. Their last NCC win was in October of 2011 against New Castle.

“It’s been a year. It feels good, but we can’t be satisfied. We’re still 1-4 now,” Schrock said. “Muncie Central next week, that’s all we’re focused on. Celebrate tonight and tomorrow it’s back to work.”

The Berries had almost ended their streak last week against Anderson but had to wait one more week.

“That hurt,” Schrock said. “Shoot, you feel like you’re going to win and you kind of have something taken away. I think we practiced this week with an attitude that, hey, we’re getting something back.”

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • Colts adapt to new arsenal

    ANDERSON — Dwayne Allen didn’t often recognize the Indianapolis Colts offense he was watching from the sideline last season.The third-year tight end suffered a season-opening hip injury in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders, then watched as left guar

    July 28, 2014

  • NWS-PT072514 Patacsil-kmv Logan coaching legend Patacsil dies at 86 Logansport and Purdue University lost a giant among sports leaders Wednesday. Former Purdue great and former Logansport High School wrestling coach and educator Joe Patacsil passed away in his home.When his sons were leading the Berries wrestling pro

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - PT072414 - PT Colts - pic COLTS: Wayne arrives in IndyCar for camp Ed Carpenter woke up to rain Wednesday morning and briefly worried his big opportunity might be lost. But the two-time Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter's fear proved to be unfounded. He delivered Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne safely to Anderson University at the wheel of a two-seat IndyCar.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - PT072414 - PT Tom Lindley column - column sig LINDLEY: Expectations too high for a rehabbing Woods Even when Tiger Woods finished 23 shots behind the winner and 69th overall at the British Open, he was one of the featured topics in stories coming out of Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • NEWCOM: State parks offer fun times at reasonable prices Summer is in full swing and many people are taking trips as part of their summer vacations. You can venture near to home or far away, but the trip is only as good as you and your family make it. The amusement parks and beaches in Florida are nice, but many of us cannot swing those trips these days. The good news is that there are many good state parks in Indiana to enjoy and they are affordable.

    July 24, 2014

  • Sports briefs for Thursday, July 24 The Logansport 11-year-old all-star team will play in the Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional next week in Lexington, Kentucky. A fundraising carwash is planned to help the team offset the trip's expenses.

    July 24, 2014

  • SPL - PT072314 - PT Colts - pic COLTS: Let's go camping There's a different kind of buzz surrounding the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to report for training camp today at Anderson University.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-PT072314 - Caston Burrus mug.jpg Caston tabs Burrus as girls hoops coach Caston hired Joel Burrus as its new girls basketball coach at Tuesday’s school board meeting.Burrus, 26, is a coach’s son and already has several years of experience in coaching, all on the boys side. He said he’s looking forward to coaching girls ba

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - PT072314 - PT Ken de la Bastide column - column sig DE LA BASTIDE: Brickyard has many contenders Before the winner of this Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway gets the chance to kiss the bricks, media members will be complaining about the race.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Wednesday, July 23 Caston High School's athletic department will have sports tickets on sale starting Monday and continuing until Aug. 11. After that, tickets can be purchased in the bookstore or at the first home events.

    July 23, 2014

Featured Ads
More pharostribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Poll

Should grocery and convenience stores be allowed to sell cold beer?

Yes
No
Unsure
     View Results
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.