HOMER CITY — Accidents to an already manpower-challenged Glendale soccer workforce proved to be an excessive amount of for the Vikings to beat of their 34-15 loss to Homer-Heart in a District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal-round soccer playoff sport at Memorial Subject on Friday night time.
Junior operating again Zeke Dubler, one of many Vikings’ key operating backs, and quarterback Troy Misiura left the sport due to accidents. These accidents left coach Spank Trexler with 18 gamers from which to decide on.
“And that kind of modified the dynamic,” Trexler stated of the harm to Dubler. “Once you’re solely dressing as many children as we had been, one or two accidents can actually set us again and it has a ripple impact. It was just a little exhausting for us to beat.”
Suds Dubler’s 4-yard landing run gave Glendale a 7-0 lead coming into the second quarter. Landing passes by Cole McAnulty of 24 and 35 yards to Michael Krejocic put the Wildcats forward, 14-7 on the break.
“I really feel like we had been proper with them within the first half. We had been getting in down a landing at halftime,” Trexler stated. “I felt like we had been proper there.”
Homer-Heart will meet Bishop Guilfoyle within the district semifinals.
“I’m so pleased with the youngsters. They confronted quite a lot of adversity they usually rose to each problem,” Trexler stated. “We simply got here up quick tonight. Typically there’s a much bigger bear within the contest. And we simply didn’t have sufficient for them.”
Play of the sport: McAnulty’s 35-yard landing cross to Krejocic put Homer-Heart forward for good with 5:50 left earlier than halftime.
Gamers of the sport: Collin Troup and Landon Hill mixed for 224 dashing yards, which exceeded Glendale’s complete offense.
Unsung hero: Dubler rushed for 53 yards and handed for 34 yards in Misiura’s absence.
Most significant statistics: Homer-Heart gained 418 complete yards, together with 284 on th floor.
Glendale coach Spank Trexler: “Homer-Heart is bodily. They’re in all probability one of the full groups within the playoffs. I search for them to be round a few weeks.”
Homer-Heart coach Greg Web page: “I instructed our guys this can be a good soccer workforce. They don’t have quite a lot of guys; however they’ve good guys. They’ve robust children. And as soon as we acquired down, it despatched a message, ‘Hey, we’d higher do some issues just a little bit higher.’ And we did.”
Notable: Gage Wright led the Vikings with 59 dashing yards on solely two fourth-quarter makes an attempt. He ran 28 yards for the Vikings’ second rating. … Misiura left the sport within the third quarter with an harm to the midsection. … Michael Krejocic caught two landing passes and dropped a potential 97-yard TD cross. …. Glendale managed solely 203 complete yards. … Homer-Heart didn’t punt; and it compelled the Vikings to punt 5 instances. … Glendale junior Logan Cree led all receivers with six catches for 31 yards. … Homer-Heart successfully sealed the victory within the third quarter with two landing runs by Hill (1 and 4 yards) and a 2-yard scoring run by Noah Henry.
Data: Glendale (6-6), Homer-Heart (8-3).
Subsequent week: Homer-Heart will play Bishop Guilfoyle within the district semifinals. Glendale has accomplished its season.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Glendale 7 0 0 8 — 15
Homer-Heart 0 14 20 0 — 34
G–S.Dubler 4 run (Cavalet kick), 2:13.
HC–Krejocic 24 cross from McAnulty (Krejocic kick), 10:09.
HC–Krejocic 35 cross from McAnulty (Krejocic kick). 5:50.
HC–Hill 1 run (Krejocic kick), 9:07.
HC–Hill 4 run (kick failed), 1:54.
HC–Henry 2 run (Krejocic kick), :37.
G–Wright, 28 run (Potutschnig run), 1:04.
TEAM STATISTICS P RV
First downs 9 20
Complete yards 203 418
Rushes-yards 29-160 45-284
Yards passing 43 134
Passing (Comp.-Att.-Int.) 10-22-2 7-19-1
Punts-avg. 5-40.0 0-0.0
Fumbles-lost 3-1 1-1
Penalties-yards 7-75 5-45
RUSHING–Glendale, Wright 2-59 S.Dubler 15-53, Jasper 5-36, Potutschnig 2-15, Misiura 2-5, Z.Dubler 1-(-1), Cree 2-(-10). Homer-Heart, Troup 13-124, Hill 14-100, McAnulty 8-39, Dunn 4-20, Rowland 1-3, Clevenger 1-2, Krejocic 1-1, Alexander 1-(-1), McCracken 2-(-3).
PASSING–Glendale, S.Dubler 6-14-1-34, Misiura 4-6-0-5, Cavalet 0-1-1-0. Homer-Heart, McAnulty 7-18-1-133, Alexander 1-1-0-1.
RECEIVING–Glendale, Cree 6-31, Jasper 3-11, S.Dubler 1-1. Homer-Heart, Krejocic 3-53, Rowland 1-36, Zenisek 1-16, Henry 1-16, Hill 1-12, Alexander 1-1.