South Fork Football Falls to Stuart Hall 46-32
South Fork was up 18-0 at the end of the first quarter, but Stuart Hall answered back with 26 points in the second quarter to South Fork’s 8, leaving the game tied at halftime.
In the 3rd quarter the Cubs managed a touchdown, but Stuart Hall scored 14 points and then had another TD in the 4th when the Cubs did not manage to score.
“The Hall” as they are known, have size and “speed across the board” according to South Fork head Coach Andy Olsen. But the star quarterback, who rushed for 200 yards in last week’s win over Upper Lake was held to a mere 50 yards by the Cub defense. “We played great defense against a team that has a huge pool of players to draw from and athletes with size and speed we just don’t get around here.”
South Fork senior Scott Coffelt rushed for a touchdown and passed for two more, gaining 215 of the Cubs’ 252 total yards. Junior quarterback CJ Van Meter was 6 for 8 for 79 yards.Senior Gabe Malley carried the ball 7 times for 23 yards and one TD. Senior wide receiver Ryder Pfau had two receptions for 59 yards and one touchdown.
On defense, Coffelt led the team in tackles with 14, followed by senior Aaron Etherton with 13 and Malley with eleven. Etherton had 2 sacks, and Coffelt and junior Cody Wyatt each had one for a total loss of 34 yards.
“The guys were disappointed after the game, but I told them I was very pleased with their performance, said Olsen.
This Friday the Cubs will host Laytonville for the 8-man northern league opener for Homecoming with a 7:30 kick-off in Miranda. The Cubs defeated Laytonville 50-20 in the season opener in Laytonville back on August 25th. “Moving into league now, we won’t be seeing anyone with 10 super fast guys. ”
But Olsen thinks South Fork may see more of Stuart Hall this year. Stuart Hall Coach Richard Robinson complimented Olsen on his team’s tackling skills after the game and added, “We expect to see you in the post-season.”