Randolph — Randolph’s offensive line is proving to cause problems for opponents this fall.
With fullback Peyton Slade leading the way to senior running back Xander Hind, the Cardinals are almost unstoppable.
Hind ran 39 times for 340 yards and a touchdown, and also scored 16 yards as Randolph opened Class D play on Friday night in a 35-18 win over Clymer/Sherman/Panama.
“(Xander) wants to carry luggage.” Randolph head coach Brent Brown said: “So we let him carry the luggage.”
Running behind the upfront swells of Jacob Dexter, Sterling Sky, Ariel Bryan, Dillon Schrader and Ryan Carpenter, Hind was able to gain a few yards before contact each time he carried the ball. I was.
“We’re a ground and pound team, so I was telling them this game was on their backs. Hind spoke of his teammates. “The linemen ate up today. It was on the shoulders of the linemen, tight ends and full-backs.
Once the Wolfpack made contact, Hind did the rest of the work, breaking several tackles en route to another Week 2 highlight performance. Last season, in a 36–26 victory over Franklinville/Ellicottville in Week 2, Hind ran 44 times for 330 yards and his 4th as the Cardinals began his campaign for the Section VI Championship. scored a touchdown.
“Kept trying to let someone in” Mr. Brown “But he wanted to stay there.”
C/S/P was a tough test for Randolph on Friday, and he would have been late in the game were it not for two drives that got him to the 1-yard line before the Wolfpack scored only 3 points.
“I was in the red zone a few times, but I couldn’t score.” Wolfpack head coach Ty Harper said: “…it’s pretty frustrating.”
Sophomores Tate Catanese and Bryce Hinsdale put in record-breaking performances in C/S/P but were defeated. Catanese completed 23 of his 40 attempts for a record 346 yards, and Hinsdale broke the record for receiving as he reached 148 yards in his 13th.
“At the start of the game he might have been a little underwhelmed…but as the game went on he got better. He definitely stepped in and showed a lot of leadership there.” Harper said of Catanese: “Bryce Hinsdale was clearly phenomenal.”
Slade scored the first points of the game on a 15-yard touchdown run after an 80-yard drive keyed by a 22-yard run by Hind. Maverick Adams added his 2-point conversion run and the Cardinals took an 8–0 lead after the first quarter.
The Wolfpack converted a pair of 4th downs on their next drive, scoring a first-and-goal from the 2-yard line before a third-down sack had to settle for Hinsdale’s 24-yard field goal.
Hind scored runs of 24 and 28 yards on Randolph’s next drive before quarterback Carson Conley scored on an 8-yard run to make it 14-3 with 5:49 left in the second quarter. I was.
“He’s a great player. I’ve been doing this for a while and he’s as good a back as anyone I’ve coached. He runs hard.” Harper spoke of Hind. “It’s very hard to beat him with the first tackler. There probably wasn’t enough gang tackles tonight.”
C/S/P struck quickly on subsequent drives after Catanese hit Hinsdale for 24 yards and Dylan Michael for 15 yards, hitting a 42-yard touchdown pass to Alex Barmore on the second and 20th to get the score. It went 14-10 after the Hinsdale PAT.
“I think Alex is going to be a really special player. You see that flash every week.” Harper said. “As soon as he puts it all together and starts to understand what type of player he is, I think we’ll see him take off.”
The Cardinals made it 2-scores just after halftime as Conley followed up with a 1-yard keeper and Hind ran 33 yards to make it 21–10 after Griffin Nelson’s first of three point afterkicks. We have regained the lead.
The Wolfpack’s ensuing drive ended again at the 1-yard line with an incomplete pass, driving to Randolph’s 21-yard line on the next drive, but another 4th-down pass was incomplete.
“You have to give them credit, that kid threw the ball well. There was untouched pressure and he removed the ball before it got there. Brown talked about the Wolfpack. “…they played to the end and made a game out of this.”
Hind’s touchdown catch made it 28–10. C/S/P’s Trent Burchanowski scored on a 1-yard run on fourth down to make it 28–18. And Hind closed out the game with a 4-yard touchdown with 1:41 remaining.
“I thought our comrades fought tonight” Harper said. “There were definitely things I could have done better on both sides of the ball.”
Class D’s No. 1 is on the line again next week as Randolph travels to Franklinville to face the Titans, who beat Wilson 36-16 on Friday.
‘Every game is big’ Mr Hind “But these two games against rivals are huge.”
Climber/Sherman/Panama 0 10 0 8 — 18
Randolph 8 6 7 14 — 35
Ran–Slade 15 run
C/S/P–Hinsdale 24 Field Goals
Ran–Conley 8 runs (missed pass)
C/S/P–Barmore 42 pass from Catanese (Hinsdale kick)
Run Conley 1 run (Nelson kick)
16 passes from Lanhind Conley (Nelson kick)
C/S/P–Burchanowski 1 Run (Catanese to Hinsdale Pass)
Run Hind 4 Run (Nelson Kick)