Friday, September 16, 2016
Batesville High School
East Central High School
It was Homecoming night at East Central as the Trojans hosted I-74 rivals, the Batesville Bulldogs. After a brief round of rain late afternoon, the skies dried out and Trojan Field was ready for Coach Rodenâs âblood and mudâ football.
The first half of the game was dominated by East Centralâs offense. Alex Maxwell saw the end zone first capping off a 12 play, 64 yard drive, eating up the clock. After a quick Batesville three and out, ECâs offense was back on the march to a touchdown. Just five seconds into the second quarter, Logan Storie finished off the 59 yard drive lighting up the scoreboard to a 14-0 EC lead. EC continued to dominate the first half offensively with two more Alex Maxwell touchdowns taking the Trojans into the locker room at halftime with a commanding 28-0 lead.
The second half slowed down as the field conditions became sloppy and the next generation of Trojans received a taste of Varsity football. The third quarter was scoreless, but less than a minute into the fourth Alex Maxwell called his number for one final East Central touchdown bringing the score to 35-0. Batesville are the Bulldogs for a reason, they never give up and that was the case late in the game. Bulldog Trey Heidlage ran Nick Stidhamâs kickoff back 90 yards for their first touchdown. After a series of turnovers by both teams in the mud, Batesville scored again off a Payton Meyer pass to Nathan Kirschner. Batesville once again made a strong push for a score in the final seconds, but were left on the one yard line when the final horn blew.
Final score, East Central 35, Batesville 14.
The Trojans are on the road to South Dearborn next week.
Q1 – 05:52: ECHS 12 play, 64 yard drive ends with Alex Maxwell (QB Keeper) carries 1 yd for TD, Nick Stidham PAT is good. Trojans 7, Bulldogs 0
Q2 – 11:55: ECHS 10 play, 59 yard drive ends with Logan Storie (Hand Off) 5 yds for TD, Nick Stidham PAT good. Trojans 14, Bulldogs 0.
Q2 – 06:35: ECHS 3 play, 79 yard drive ends with Alex Maxwell (QB Keeper) 67 yds for TD, Nick Stidham PAT good. Trojans 21, Bulldogs 0.
Q2 – 02:28 ECHS 6 play, 56 yard drive ends with Alex Maxwell (QB Keeper) 34 yds for TD, Nick Stidham PAT good. Trojans 28, Bulldogs 0.
Q4 – 11:18 ECHS 7 play, 44 yard drive ends with Alex Maxwell (QB Keeper) 1 yd for TD, Nick Stidham PAT good. Trojans 35, Bulldogs 0.
Q4 – 11:04 BHS Trey Heidlage returns ECHS kickoff 90 yds for TD, Christian Wolfe PAT good. Trojans 35, Bulldogs 7.
Q4 – 6:25 BHS 7 play, 56 yard drive ends with Payton Meyer passes 33 yds to Nathan Kirschner for TD, Christian Wolfe PAT good. Trojans 35, Bulldogs 14.