2009-10-18 / Sports

Swan Valley runs roughshod over Indians, 42-0

IN FLIGHT -- Chesaning receiver Zach Reeves goes up for a catch in Friday’s loss to Swan Valley. The IIndians fell to the Vikings42-0. (TCC Photo by Keith Salisbury) IN FLIGHT -- Chesaning receiver Zach Reeves goes up for a catch in Friday’s loss to Swan Valley. The IIndians fell to the Vikings42-0. (TCC Photo by Keith Salisbury) CHESANING – For the second consecutive week the Chesaning football team couldn’t get its offense untracked and fell to Swan Valley 42-0 last Friday night.

It was the second straight week the Indians have failed to dent the endzone.

“We just couldn’t move the ball,” Chesaning assistant coach Kyle Robinson said. “We had some opportunities in the first quarter to do some things but couldn’t get it done. You have to do the little things right, like footwork and technique, but we couldn’t do it.

The Indians offense had no turnovers on the night but they “had a lot of three-andout” series,” Robinson added.

Swan Valley, ranked sixth in the state, ran out to a 35-0 halftime lead and never looked back. That meant a running clock for the entire second half.

The Indians ended with 164 yards on the ground. Joe Nigl rushed five times for 70 yards to pace the attack. Cody Stoddard added 54 yards on 13 carries and Brett Keck ran three times for 23 yards.

Stoddard completed eight passes for 91 yards with Tom Stasa making one catch for 56 yards.

Jordan Casassa led the Chesaning defense with 10 tackles, while Stoddard chipped in with nine.

The loss was the third straight for the Indians and their fifth in the last six games after starting the season with two victories.

Chesaning completed Tri- Valley Conference Central Division play with a 2-5 mark and now stands 2-6 overall heading into the season finale at Williamston at 7 p.m. Friday.

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