Sunday, September 14, 2008
EFL Post Game Press Coverge 9/14
Ice Storm slam Watertown
Quarterback Brad Ruderman was 13 for 24 for 231 yards and two touchdowns for
POSTED: September 14, 2008
Ken Schaefer went 19-for-43 in the air for 264 yards and a touchdown pass to Issmal Green that went for 38 yards for the Zephyrs (2-5). Green had 11 catches for 176 yards and caught a two-point pass.
Josh Newborn had six catches for 84 yards and Elijah White carried the ball for 89 yards and a touchdown.
Rick Fish had eight tackles, two solo, and one blocked kick and Eugene Maye had two tackles and an interception.
Published September 14, 2008 12:30 am -
North Stars reach playoffs
By NICK ST. DENIS
A field goal by Stars kicker Tom Montanaro was all that separated his team from the visiting Ottawa Deacon Deamons for almost three quarters in the game.
"I think some of that was frustration," Stars Head Coach Pat Keleher said. "We had been in the red zone three or four times and only came away with three points."
So, on fourth down, Keleher decided to go for the three yards -- and a fade pass to the back corner of the end zone from Kellen Nolan to Matt St. Clair did the trick.
"I just felt that we could throw one to the back of the end zone and get one," Keleher said. "Kellen made a real nice throw and Matt went up and got it."
The Stars failed to convert on a fourth down a possession before, but a huge hit on
The shutout, which clinched a playoff birth for the Stars, was a direct result of the
"I was very happy with our defense," Keleher said. "We flew to the ball. Our job was to take care of (Hawkes), and that's what we did."
The EFL rushing leader gained just 28 yard on 13 carries, and caught two passes for 2 yards.
A three-yard Brandon Keleher touchdown run early in the fourth quarter forced Ottawa to start going deep, but no one except Brandon St. John benefited from that type of play-calling, as he recorded two interceptions in the game.
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