Logan Finds Its Defense, Cruises To A 55-7 Win Over Meigs [Video]< < Back to
After giving up an average of 43.5 points per game during its first two losses, the Logan Chieftains finally found some defense in Week 3, as they held Meigs to only seven points in their 55-7 win over the Marauders.
Logan’s junior quarterback, Lane Little, said that this past week was a boring week of practice for him and the offense, because the entire week was focused on the defensive side of the ball.
Chieftains coach Billy Burke was happy with the results.
“We changed up our scheme a little bit,” Burke said after the game. “Hopefully we can build upon the things we changed tonight.”
Logan’s defense proved to be rigid in this matchup, as they held the Marauder’s offense to only 129 yards of total offense, including just 20 yards in the second half. The Chieftains’ defensive unit also held Meigs to just six first downs, and forced three Marauders’ turnovers.
Although Logan’s defensive success was the story of the game, the Logan offense was also clicking on all cylinders.
On the Chieftains’ second drive of the game, they traveled 70-yards on only four plays, capped off by a 24-yard touchdown pass from Little to Isaiah Smith. From that point on, the Chieftains seemed unstoppable.
”We’re fortunate enough to have all of these skilled guys at receiver and a quarterback that can get it to them,” Burke said.
Logan amassed nearly 600 yards of offense on the night, with 442 of those yards coming on the ground.
“We can be pretty diverse,” Burke said. “If we can continue with the running game that we had tonight, then that gives us a pretty balanced attack.”
Junior running back Bryce McBride had a breakout performance, posting 227 yards on 14 carries, while also reaching the end zone three times.
”There are two things that he does very well,” said Burke. “First, he hits the hole that his offensive line opens up for him really hard. He’s also exceptionally fast. If he gets to the outside, there aren’t too many guys that are going to catch him.”
As for Meigs, nothing seemed to go their way from the opening kickoff. Backup quarterback Isaiah English and his offense couldn’t effectively move the ball. English finished 3-9 with 43 yards and an interception, after exiting the game with an injury.
Standout running back, Michael Davis–who scored nine touchdowns in week 2–was shut down by the Logan defense, as he ended the game with a mere 25 yards rushing on 13 touches.
The Marauders will hope to bounce back next week, when they travel to Vinton County (0-3) for a TVC-Ohio matchup.
After their first victory, the Chieftains will visit Loudonville (3-0) in week four.
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