The Washington Times-Herald

Local Sports

September 25, 2013

Colts overcome early season injuries in important win

How big was the Indianapolis Colts’ 27-7 road win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday?

Considering the team’s injury issues, and coming off a tough home loss to Miami a week earlier, knocking off the defending NFC champions on the road was just what the coaching staff was looking for. Six Colts starters missed the game, four on offense and two on defense. Indianapolis played with a makeshift offensive line, with offensive guard Mike McGlynn moving to center replacing Samson Satele, offensive tackle Jeff Linkenbach stepping in to start at McGlynn’s right offensive guard spot and rookie Hugh Thornton making his first NFL start at left offensive guard. Thornton took over for Donald Thomas, who is out for the remainder of the season.

Also, Kelvin Sheppard replaced Pat Angerer at inside linebacker and Delano Howell getting the call as the fill in for LaRon Landry.

“It is one of those games that you look back and say, maybe five, six years down the road, that was a signature win,” Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano admitted after the game. “Maybe one of those wins that propel you to do great things. “It was just a combination of everything. It was a great team win. Offense, defense, special teams and our coverage units did an outstanding job.”

Pagano’s high spirits didn’t change much a day after the game either.

“Huge win. Hard, tough fought battle. Before the game last Wednesday when they came in [to practice] we talked about preparation, we talked about execution and then we talked about sticking to the process,” the coach explained Monday. “I felt our guys did just that. There’s a lot of good things, obviously, on that [game] tape. You can look to a lot of different things. Running the ball, stopping the run. We gave up 115 yards rushing but 80 of it came on one drive. So once we got that thing calmed down, the defense was outstanding. Anytime you can hold team to seven points on the road, create two turnovers, three sacks. Pretty dominant performance by the defense.”

Text Only
Local Sports
  • SPT-WT-041614-BrianHughes Hughes named District 3 Coach of the Year Bryan Hughes has been coaching basketball for more than half of his life, he's received numerous accolades for his team's success, but one award in particular still brings him great pride. For the third time, Barr-Reeve's Bryan Hughes has been named

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Area Athletic Postponements

    All Barr-Reeve and Washington athletic events for Tuesday were postponed due to inclement weather. Loogootee track and junior varsity baseball were also postponed. North Daviess baseball, girls tennis and boys golf still will go on as planned.

    April 15, 2014

  • SPT-WT-041514-Hatchet CCOV golf WHS 4th at Vincennes Invitational VINCENNES -- The Hatchets finished with one of their top performances in several years Saturday in the Vincennes Invitational. Their team score of 327 was good for an overall finish in fourth place in the 18-team event. Tournament favorite Vincennes

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-WT-041114-LHS_ND02 Nolley tosses 2nd straight no hitter in win LOOGOOTEE -- Over the first six games to start the baseball season, Loogootee (3-3) has struggled with consistency from its pitching staff. The lone exception would be southpaw Gabe Nolley. Nolley threw his second straight no hitter during Thursday

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Barr-Reeve wins opener at WHS Barr-Reeve was rusty in the field and at the plate, but Lucas Graber took care of the rest. The Vikings (1-0) defeated Washington (0-1) Wednesday night at the Sports Complex behind a complete game shut out from Graber. The Vikings and Hatchets ente

    April 10, 2014

  • SPT-WT-040914-LHS_NK Lions drop Blue Chip opener to Warriors

    LOOGOOTEE -- As the old adage goes, "momentum is the next day's starting pitcher." After two lopsided wins over the weekend, the Loogootee baseball team learned that didn't guarantee anything in week two of the regular season.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-WT-040514-ALEX WITTMER PIC ND looks to take step forward in 2014 ELNORA -- The last two season's have ended for the North Daviess baseball team in similar fashion -- a close loss to a talented team in the sectional. In 2012 it was Loogootee and last year it was Barr-Reeve, both games were decided by a combined fou

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cougars ready for new season ELNORA -- Entering last year's sectional at North Daviess, the Cougar softball team was the prohibitive favorite after one of the best regular seasons in recent memory. North Daviess was upset in the first round by Barr-Reeve on its own field and the

    April 5, 2014

  • SPT-WT-040514-LHSww01 Loogootee starts new chapter with Woolems LOOGOOTEE -- A year ago at this time, Loogootee was thinking the potential of playing for a state championship in Indianapolis, but Sectional 63 turned out to be unforgiving to the Lions lofty aspirations. At the start of the 2014 season, Loogootee h

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-WT-040214-SKYLAR CHESTNUT PIC Barr-Reeve ready to defend sectional crown Barr-Reeve ready to defend sectional crown By Lou Kavanaugh Times Herald

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
AP Video
Facebook
Clicker Ticker
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide