Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


September 14, 2013

Roncalli hands Plainfield first defeat

INDIANAPOLIS—Plainfield coach Brian Woodard said the Quakers allowed way too many big plays in their 42-17 loss to Roncalli Friday night, including a “game-changer” with two seconds remaining in the first half.

Roncalli quarterback Cam Smock hit David Holtkamp, who broke an arm tackle at the 15-yard line on his way to the end zone to give the Rebels an 11-point lead.

“Talk about letting the air out of the team,” Woodard said. “It was tough. We had some blown coverages that made it easy on them. That was huge.”

In the opening quarter, Plainfield’s defense pitched a shutout. Quaker defensive back Dayton Clements recovered a fumble by Roncalli’s Colin McManama on the Rebels’ first possession.

After a Plainfield punt, defensive lineman Bryce Biddle and linebacker Michael Conley recorded consecutive sacks to force a punt.

Woodard said he felt like his team got the start it needed, but that it did not finish well.

“Versus a team like those guys, any little chinks in your armor, they really exposed that,” he said.

Plainfield (3-1) had possession to begin the second half, but its deficit was seven points greater because Roncalli marched 83 yards in 54 seconds to end the first half.

Plainfield quarterback Brady Nichols threw two touchdown passes to help keep his team close, the second of which came on the opening drive of the second half. On fourth down from the 25-yard line, Plainfield wide receiver Garrett Patton outran his man down the left seam. Nichols delivered the ball on target to draw the Quakers within four.

Plainfield did not score again. Roncalli (2-2), meanwhile, rushed for 139 yards after it surrendered that touchdown to consume clock.

“I’ll be interested to see just the numbers as far as how many plays they ran versus us,” Woodard said. “I’m going to guess that we ran probably ran under 40, 45 plays tonight. That’s not how you beat these guys. You beat these guys by taking possessions away from their offense.”

Added Nichols, “Tonight just wasn’t our night. We’re definitely going to bounce back, but losing sucks. I don’t want to feel it ever again.”

Text Only
  • Orioles top LC in memorable comeback

    Avon opened the 2014 season with a 38-31 come-from-behind victory over Lawrence Central in the Horseshoe Classic at Lucas Oil Stadium Friday night.

    August 23, 2014

  • Quakers, Giants play to draw PLAINFIELD — What seemed to be a runaway girls’ soccer game for Plainfield turned into a battle with visiting Ben Davis Thursday night. Up 3-0 late in the first half, the Quakers seemed in complete control. However, Ben Davis rallied to make it a gam

    August 22, 2014

  • JB14082107_DV_vs_PLFD_Volleyball_8_21_14.JPG Quakers bounce back in win over Warriors

    After a first-set rout, the Quakers' volleyball team rallied for a 9-25, 30-28, 25-21, 25-21 victory over Danville Thursday night.

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • WSF 8-26 spt bd vb pic-1 Giants fall in season opener After a shaky start, Brownsburg gained more confidence with each passing set in Tuesday’s 26-28, 26-24, 25-14, 25-19 season-opening victory at Ben Davis. For Brownsburg coach Bob Yeager, it looked like a typical debut match. “There were a lot more va

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 8-23 spt bruins vb pic-1 Bruins rebound for season opening victory LIZTON — After dropping its first set, the Tri-West girls’ volleyball team rebounded to win the next three sets en route to a 3-1 defeat of visiting Greencastle Monday night. “We were a little rusty in the beginning,” Tri-West coach Stacey Rogers sai

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • JB14081905BBurg_vs_Ben_Davis_Volleyball_8_19_14.jpg Bulldogs finish strong in opener

    After a shaky start, Brownsburg gained more confidence with each passing set in Tuesday’s 26-28, 26-24, 25-14, 25-19 season-opening victory at Ben Davis.

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hops.vsEugene080814.CM060.jpg Miller off to good start in Oregon

    Avon’s Jared Miller saw the collegiate ranks’ best competition during his three years at Vanderbilt, especially during the Commodores’ run to an NCAA title in June.

    Now, as part of the Hillsboro (Ore.) Hops of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League, Miller is facing hitters who collectively view at-bats a little differently.

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • preview5.jpg County football teams ready for Friday night

    While only three Hendricks County football teams finished above .500 in 2013, and none escaped sectionals, there is plenty of returning talent and optimism this fall.

    August 19, 2014 6 Photos

  • Danville dominates Greencastle, 68-31

    DANVILLE — After dispatching Greencastle Friday night, the Danville boys’ basketball team upped its record to 8-1 on the year.

    January 8, 2014

  • HCF 8-20 spt ten quakers pic-1 Quakers open strong, net win over Warriors

    PLAINFIELD — At Monday's season opener for the Plainfield and Danville boys’ tennis teams, the Quakers got the better of the Warriors. Both teams utilized some inexperienced players, as each has only two with varsity experience, but in then end the h

    August 19, 2014 2 Photos

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
High School Football Scoreboard Poll
Email News Sign Up
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Are you worried about the violence in Ferguson, Mo., spreading across the country?

Not concerned one way or the other
     View Results
AP Video
Furry Roommates: Dorms Allowing Cats and Dogs Chase Rice Defends Bro-Country 'Jersey Shore Massacre' Pokes Fun at MTV Series Raw: Wash. Mudslides Close Roads, Trap Motorists DC's Godfather of Go-Go Honored Ukraine Calls Russian Convoy a 'direct Invasion' Girl Meets Her 'one in the World' Match Coal Gas Boom in China Holds Climate Risks Japan Landslide Rescuers Struggle in Heavy Rain Raw: Severe Floods, Fire Wrecks Indiana Homes Endangered Red Wolves Face Uncertain Future Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Arrives in Ukraine Okla. Policeman Accused of Sex Assaults on Duty Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert Raw: Israeli Air Strike in Gaza Raw: Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in Malaysia Attorney: Utah Eatery Had Other Chemical Burn
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read