Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tomahawks Return to Sectional Semifinals

CORINTH - The Coxsackie-Athens Indians won the coin toss, and deferred.

They quickly regretted that decision as Alex Jenkins returned the kickoff 85 yards for the touchdown, giving the Tomahawks a lead they would never surrender, beating the Indians 27-0 at Kim Miller Memorial Field.

The Tomahawks (5-3) now will travel to Stillwater where they will face the Hoosick Falls Panthers in the Class C Sectional Semifinals next week.

Coxsackie-Athens (5-3) fumbled their opening drive, and had two other turnovers, as the Indians couldn't get anything going deep in Corinth territory.  The passing game that Zach Girvin has used to get the Indians to the playoffs wasn't a factor, as several passes got dropped by receivers in the cold late October air.

Girvin finished 5-for-18 for 28 yards, throwing an interception on a fourth down play.

Chantz Baudoux's passing game fared the same results for the Tomahawks, with several pass attempts getting dropped in the cold air, as Baudoux went 3-for-8 for 99 yards, boosted by a 68 yard connection to Kory Bennett in the fourth quarter that led to a touchdown.

That led to both teams needing the run game to excel.  Corinth picked up over 150 yards on the ground game, led by Alex Jenkins and Tyler McCarty.  They both had over 50 yards a piece, and was complimented by Baudoux's 36 yards that included a touchdown run in the first quarter.

Corinth could of had more yards on the ground, but saw about 70 total yards called back due to holding penalties during the course of the game.

Coxsackie-Athens was only able to pick up 100 yards on the ground.

After the game, one Coxsackie-Athens fan got irate at the referees and had to be restrained while the two teams were shaking hands at midfield.  In fact, the yelling at the refs was so bad, it prompted Indians coach JP Huslander to yell "Have some class!" towards the sideline.

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