Colts make strides in loss to Madison


Coaches see growth in inexperienced squad

By Zach Jones



Zach Jones | The Star The team, who has been plagued by turnovers in their last few contests, eliminated all but one of their offensive miscues, an interception in the second half from sophomore quarterback Thomas Staab.


Despite the 33-13 loss at home to the Madison rams, Clear Fork showed signs of improvement.

“We are coming off our best two weeks of practices,” said Clear Fork head coach Dave Carroll. “Our reward this year might not come in wins and losses, but our guys are working hard and growing as people.”

The team, who has been plagued by turnovers in their last few contests, eliminated all but one of their offensive miscues, an interception in the second half from sophomore quarterback Thomas Staab.

Staab returned to the field for the Colts after missing the majority of last week’s contest with a left thigh injury.

His dual-threat ability behind center accounted for Clear Fork’s 13 points, as he connected with freshman tight-end Mitch Dulin on a 28-yard pass and sophomore wide receiver Jacob Lowe on an 11-yard score. The Colts’ signal caller also racked up 122 yards on 22 carries.

However, the Rams multi-faceted offensive proved to be too much for Clear Fork to contend with, as Madison’s passing and receiving threat of of junior quarterback Tresten Vail and junior wide receiver Tyrell Ajian connected for four touchdowns on the game.

“He’s an extremely gifted athlete,” said Carroll of Aijan’s talent. “He is by the far the fastest player in the OCC (Ohio Cardinal Conference)

The speedy wide-out racked up 172 receiving yards and four touchdowns tonight, while Vail completed 12-18 passes for 201 yards and four passing scores.

The Rams added to their lead with a rushing touchdown from senior running back Kanyon Tackett, as he punched a 25-yard dash across the goal-line.

“Football comes down to blocking and tackling,” said Carroll of his squad. “We’re young and just not quite there yet.”

The Colts started four freshman tonight and were led on offense by the sophomore Staab.

With their third straight loss the team moves to 2-5 on the season but will look to rebound for their first win in the OCC next week against Ashland. Madison is now 4-4 on the year and 3-1 in the conference. They take on Orrville next week at home.

Zach Jones | The Star

The team, who has been plagued by turnovers in their last few contests, eliminated all but one of their offensive miscues, an interception in the second half from sophomore quarterback Thomas Staab.

http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/39/2015/10/web1_IMG_53163.jpgZach Jones | The Star

The team, who has been plagued by turnovers in their last few contests, eliminated all but one of their offensive miscues, an interception in the second half from sophomore quarterback Thomas Staab.

Coaches see growth in inexperienced squad

By Zach Jones