October 20, 2008

He said-She said: Solid win, minor concern


.She said::...



After a couple weeks of big performances by Jacquizz Rodgers, Montlake
belonged to older brother James who tallied two touchdowns on the ground and
one through the air to finish the night with 163 total offensive yards and in
addition to 53 punt return yards.

Lyle Moevao was efficient as the Beavers used many of their offensive
weapons, including Ryan McCants, who picked up 29 yards on 6 carries.
Shane Morales continues to impress with his crisp routes and great
hands, while Sammie Strougter is still making big grabs.

All in all, it was a good effort by the offense, although not their strongest
to date. The 21 point win still qualifies as largest margin of victory at Husky
Stadium since 1973, when the Beavers beat the Huskies by 24 at Montlake.

Bottom line…it was a lunch bucket performance and a much needed road victory
for the Beavers. And they were able to win without showing any wrinkles that
they may need to pull out of their hat down the stretch.



HE SAYS::...

No doubt, it was the James Rodgers show on Saturday. He showed off
his 2 star (right Rivals?) speed on all three touchdown plays, burning Husky
defenders for huge gainers and only being stopped by the end zone. Maybe it
was the track around the field at Husky Stadium that brought back memories of
his Lamar Consolidated days, or maybe he was just showing off for his former
high school coach who was in attendance, but he showed repeatedly why he is
a threat every time he touches the ball.

Of course, I'm sure he is giving huge props to Howard Croom who had
a key block on the first long run, and Morales and Stroughter who did the same
on the second long touchdown run. Often times, run blocking is overlooked and
unappreciated, but I think the Beavers are really coming together as a group
in that category and starting to do a great job there. The stats bear this out.

Lyle was extremely efficient with his passing and protected the ball. These
are things that good quarterbacks must do, especially on the road.

Game ball - Quon


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