By Jules Cantor ’11, Sports Section Editor
One week after suffering a setback at the hands of the Clermont Northeastern Rockets, the Indians took the field looking to bounce back. Cincinnati Country Day School took control of the game early, as Will Fritz ’11, (pictured) took the hand-off and ran 49 yards for the score on the Indians’ first drive. The Indians’ defense stood tall, shutting out the Oyler offense and only allowing the Hatmakers to move the chains twice throughout the course of the game.
The scoring continued as sophomore fullback Zach Higginbotham pounded the ball up the middle for a nine yard touchdown run. In the second quarter, Jake Dietz connected with classmate Reed Davis for a 48 yard touchdown strike, giving the junior duo its first scoring connection of the season. A pair of 29 yard touchdown runs by junior Jordan Patterson and freshman Carson Aquino rounded out the scoring for CCDS.
The win was crucial for the Indians as they approached the tougher part of their schedule. “The win helped our confidence. but we have a lot to work on for Taylor. It is a very important game,” said senior co-captain Will Duncan before after the Oyler victory. Taylor came to CCDS with a 2-0 record on Friday, September 10th. Last season, the Indians invaded Taylor’s home field, and front of a large and rowdy crowd came away with a victory. With a bad taste in their mouth, the Yellow Jackets looked for revenge, but in a hard fought game, the Indians came away with a 21-14 victory. Senior Wyatt Tiffany ran the opening kickoff back for 85 yards, and added two short rushing touchdowns in an otherwise defense dominated game. The game increased the Indians confidence, putting them at 2-1.
The next week, the Indians played a Thursday night game against Clark at Withrow High School. The Indians took control of the game early, going into halftime with a lead. However, a long passing touchdown and an interception in the fourth quarter doomed the Indians’ chances of a comeback.
CCDS’s “Boys of Fall” return to the gridiron in week five to face arch-rival Summit, which is coming off a huge overtime victory against conference foe Lockland. The Indians haven’t lost to the Silver Knights, who come in to the matchup 4-0, in three years. CCDS has dominated the series over the past 25 years, and look to continue their supremacy and garner their first Miami Valley Conference victory of the 2010 football season.
Photo courtesy of Ilana Habib ’11.