North Daviess also had a strong night offensively from Logan Turpin, who picked up 35 yards on six carries and Jacob Reed’s 58 yards on three carries, along with 24 from Brady Helms in the quarterback spot.
”I was very pleased to get those numbers out of Logan and Jacob. I thought they played very well,” added Helms.
In the win over Eastern, ND also had a stellar defensive effort that led to 10 sacks.
Austin Markel led the way with eight tackles and a sack, while Andrew Steffey added five tackles and a sack. Mavryck VanHentenryck had five tackles (one for a loss) and two sacks, while Jacob Reed had four tackles and Kelton Allen had four tackles and three sacks.
Although the the Hatchet defense didn’t fare as well in their loss to Big 8 foe Princeton, Brashear still felt like they were making progress on defense.
”I felt like we had people in the right spots, we just didn’t tackle well. We often thought we had someone tied up for a yard or two and the next thing, they were streaking down the sideline,” said Brashear.
Brashear said that they aren’t planning changing gameplans much for North Daviess, but hopes to execute better with what they are currently doing.
”I think we both know what to expect from each other. Both of us will go right after you with the running game,” added Brashear. “We know we will have to get Edrwin Revolorio more touches and we have to find a way for Jake (Brashear) to get more touches (Brashear rushed for 109 yards on 10 carries against Princeton).”
”We know this is going to be one of the best lines we will face, They are always big and strong,” said ND coach Scott Helms. “We have to be committed to stopping the run.”