Mohawk holds off Summit Academy @MHSAthletics667 @Rowdywarriors19
Written by: Shane Lux on Saturday, October 27th, 2018
The conditions Saturday afternoon were more suited to host a rugby match than a football game.
But the Mohawk Warriors found a great mudder in senior tailback Braydon Cameron who rushed for a game-high 160 yards on 20 carries.
“Well these mud pit games are not any fun at all are they,” said Mohawk head coach Tim McCutcheon. “There really is not anything to say about it considering we were playing in our second mud game this season. There is very little to take from it, but we came out on top, and that is what matters.”
The Warriors raced out to a 28-0 lead after three quarters but had to hold off a fourth-quarter surge from Summit Academy.
Josh Kurtz recovered a blocked punt in the end zone on the Knights first possession of the game.
Jaze Ziegler then hauled in a 4-yard touchdown pass from Nick Wheeler that closed out the first quarter at 14-0.
— Shane Lux (@luxy_aLLin) October 27, 2018
That was the first of two first-half touchdown passes by Wheeler who also connected with Joe Herviten on a 7-yard score.
Cameron would go on to score his touchdown of the night on a 4-yard run early in the third quarter.
Three drives after Cameron’s first touchdown the Warriors elected to pull their starters.
Immediately after facing the Warriors junior varsity team Terron Rembert broke loose on a 63-yard touchdown to get Summit Academy on the board.
Mohawks first-team offense scored on every possession but one before being pulled.
“We put our junior varsity in there because we wanted to give our younger players one more game,” said McCutcheon. “They made the game close, and we play to win the game. We weren’t sure with freshman on the field that we were going to be able to close it out.”
Following their first score, the Knights recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, and four plays later – on 4th-down Rembert scored from 31 yards.
— Shane Lux (@luxy_aLLin) October 27, 2018
Putting their starters back in didn’t seem to phase the Knights as Jose Nelson intercepted Wheeler on the Warriors next series.
Rembert again wasted no time scoring from 70 yards on the next snap pulling Summit Academy to within eight at 28-20 with 4:22 to play.
Thanks to the long runs, Rembert had a monster game rushing for 155 yards on just nine attempts.
“Early on in the first half, we told him to run parallel to the line of scrimmage because he can outrun people,” said Summit Academy head coach Stephen Scherer. “He didn’t do that in the first half. We talked to him at halftime about getting deeper, and going to the sideline. Then he performed his magic.”
Mohawk, however, did what they needed to do by running out the clock and scoring on Cameron’s 16-yard run to put the game on ice with 1:21 to play.
The Warriors will get set the playoffs next weekend, while Summit Academy falls to 0-10 on the season.
“I’m happy we got out of here healthy,” said McCutcheon. “We’ll rest up a day, and then get ready for playoff mode.”
“Without a doubt, this was our best game of the season,” said Scherer. “They were a little apprehensive getting going today. We told them we have to come out and play the way we can play. The kids did play a great second half, and I’m very proud of them.”
Score by Quarters
Mohawk – 14 7 7 6 – 34
Summit Academy – 0 0 0 20 – 20
M – Josh Kurtz recovered blocked punt in end zone, (Dylan Lloyd pat), 9:26
M – Jaze Ziegler 4 yd pass from Nick Wheeler (Lloyd pat), 0:14
M – Joe Herviten 7 yd pass from Wheeler (Lloyd pat), 2:00
M – Braydon Cameron 4 yd run (Lloyd pat), 7:25
SA – Terron Rembert 63 yd run (rush failed), 9:15
SA – Rembert 31 yd run (Kansan McCray rush), 6:24
SA – Rembert 70 yd run (pass failed), 4:22
M – Cameron 16 yd run (kick failed), 1:21
Rushing: Mohawk – Cameron 20-160, Dmitri Pendro 1-(-3), Nate McCutheon 1-6, Herviten 1-4, Jake Stapleton 4-12, Boden Leslie 1-(-4), Vincent Argiro 1-(-4). Totals: 29-171. Summit Academy – Rembert 9-155, McCray 8-3, Shamar Gibson 4-7, Shamar Glover 2-(-2). Totals: 23-163.
Passing: Mohawk – Nick Wheeler 10-for-14, 162 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, Leslie 0-for-1. Summit Academy – McCray 2-for-11, 70 yards.
Receiving: Mohawk – Pendro 3-60, McCutcheon 3-36, Ziegler 2-17, Herviten 2-49. Summit Academy – Gibson 1-36, Isaiah Hamiel 1-34.
Interceptions: Summit Academy – Hamiel, Jose Nelson.
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