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August 31, 2013

Opportunistic Quakers top injury-plagued Warriors

PLAINFIELD – Friday’s meeting between Danville and the host Quakers featured one team clicking on all cylinders and one compensating for a personnel shortage.

In winning 55-16, Plainfield dominated Danville, as the Warriors had 16 players out in a week in which 27 were unable to go during one day of practice, mostly due to injuries or illness.

Plainfield put the game away early, as its first-quarter burst included two passing touchdowns, a rushing score and two interceptions.

“We felt it was important to have a great start because Danville does some unorthodox things in the special teams, and we were concerned with that,” Plainfield coach Brian Woodard said. “To get off to that start offensively and defensively, it gave us a cushion and made me feel a lot better.”

Danville was outscored 41-0 in the first half for the second time in as many games.

“We have a lot of inexperienced guys out there, and if you make mistakes against a good football team, they’ll make you pay for it,” Danville coach Russ Sumner said.

After Plainfield’s Brady Nichols just missed Garrett Patton on a bomb on the game’s first play from scrimmage, the duo connected two plays later for a 50-yard touchdown.

“We had some match-ups that we thought were favorable if they gave us a certain look,” Woodard said. “Our line protected, and our QB put it out there for him to make the catch.”

Plainfield’s Michael Conley had an interception on the next series, and Nichols then hit Patton for a 22-yard score. Josh Miller followed with a 78-yard interception return for a TD, and a 32-yard scoring run by Jacob Maple gave the Quakers a quick 27-point lead.

Plainfield (2-0) added two TDs in the second quarter, with a short plunge by Drew Thomas and a 26-yard connection between Nichols and Miller.

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