Football, Game Article | October 3, 2014

Warriors Could not Defend the Defenders Losing, 60-14 to Veritas

Bracken closes in on Austin Veritas

Bracken closes in on Austin Veritas

Bracken Christian did not have a defense to stop this Veritas Defenders team and lost in a mercy game, 60-14 last Friday night.

“They (Veritas) were so physical and they just dominated us,” Head Coach Lloyd Fields said.

BCS has scored less than 14 points only three other times as they tied with four other games with their 14 points scored against Veritas. Bracken has never been shut-out since they started playing 101 games ago.

Bracken is now 44-5 when holding an opponent under 200 yards rushing as Veritas only mustered 92 rushing on this night. However, in that same vein, this Veritas game is now ranked No.1 in yardage given up via the pass. The Defenders were able to put up 333 yards passing on BCS with bomb after bomb in this loss.

On a positive note, the Warriors did show life on offense, albeit too late, when the second half started and Noah Boriack was able to get loose for a 43 and 70 yard touchdown runs. The unfortunate part of that nugget was having just three more plays to take a snap and not being able to capitalize.

 Longest Runs in BCS History:
 Player            Yards        Year        Game
 Grady Achilles     78          2010        Austin Hill Country
 Eli Achilles       78          2012        Sugar Land Logos
 Eli Achilles       78          2012        SA The Winston
 Noah Boriack       74          2013        San Marcos Hill Country
 Grady Achilles     71          2011        Houston Emery-Weiner
 Noah Boriack       70          2014        Austin Veritas
 Austin Wilkinson   70          2011        New Braunfels Christian

Boriack also passed the 1,000 yard barrier for this year in rushing, as now will zero in on a 2,000 yard season.

That total has only been reached three times by Grady Achilles (twice) and Eli Achilles.

Bracken started this night being just short by one yard in getting a first down on the Warriors first drive, when Christian De Leon almost made the first down marker.

Warriors hold on critical 4th down play in the first quarter.

Warriors hold on critical 4th down play in first quarter when Christian De Leon comes in for stop

That miss allowed Veritas to drive down to the Warrior one yard line and being stopped without a score.

That drive had Coy Zunker and Zack Fasenmeyer both stopping Veritas’ runners for minus four yards on consecutive plays.

After another dry run on their next drive, Bracken punted for just the sixth time this season and Austin Veritas would score with 27 seconds left on that first quarter clock.

Bracken was stopped again after reaching the two yard line and still could not punch it in after Brady Beene was sacked on a third down play.

It took Veritas just two plays to score this time as Snow rumbled on a 69 yard pass play on what would be all the points needed for a win on this night, 16-0.

Jeff Camp was able to catch three passes, but for the most part the passing game went silent after a 32 yard gain for Camp which was 71% of Bracken’s total passing yardage and that is counting eight more passes caught on this night. A silent 1.6 yards per catch to cap off the 45 passing yards.

“We needed better blocking,” Senior Receiver Camp said. “We need to play with more heart…we need to play like man and not little boys….it all goes back to needing to tighten up and find the players that have more heart.”

Bracken started the second half down 24 points and had held the Defenders on their first drive.

The Warriors would respond on a one play, Boriack up the middle, for 70 yard play. This happened on both times Boriack touched the ball in the second half, his other run covered 43 yards and both had him sprinting to the goal line with no resistance.

BCS would have only 5 offensive plays in the third quarter and scoring on two one play drives. A fumble on what would be their last drive would ice the game after that costly mistake.

The miscue that plagued Bracken the most in that second half was allowing Veritas to have success on their on-side-kicks and giving this dangerous team more chances with a chance to score. While keeping Bracken’s offense on the shelf.

That Veritas did to the tune of scoring on five of their final six times with the ball and running away with this game.

Having a good kicking game was another way of tacking on more than enough points to keep this Warrior team without much hope.

In a nut shell, Bracken just did not have enough fire power as Austin Veritas showed up with more than enough players, giving them a huge advantage as this game wore on.

“Playing with 8 guys versus 18 was too much to overcome,” Coach Fields said. “We knew this would happen sooner or later.”

One last little stat, both teams scored 50 points in that third quarter which has only been topped two times previously. The down side was those two other games had the Warriors inflicting most of that damage.

                    1   2   3   4   Final
 Austin Veritas     8  16  36   x   60
 Bracken Christian  0   0  14   x   14
 Scoring Summary:
 AVS-Heller 36 yard run (Schultz kick), 0:27, 1st
 AVS-Snow 69 yard pass from Nellie (Schultz kick), 6:06, 2nd
 AVS-Siltic 58 yard pass from Nellie (Schultz kick), 1:27, 2nd
 BCS-Noah Boriack 70 yard run (Zack Fasenmeyer pass from Beene), 8:36, 3rd
 AVS-Pakes 30 yard run (kick blocked), 5:52, 3rd
 AVS-Heller 34 yard run (Schultz kick), 5:03, 3rd
 BCS-Noah Boriack 45 yard run (Jeff Camp pass from Brady Beene), 4:53, 3rd
 AVS-Pakes 50 yard pass from Nellie (Schultz kick), 3:43, 3rd
 AVS-Snow 1 yard run (Schultz kick), 3:30, 3rd
 AVS-Heller 30 yard pass from Nellie, 1:04, 3rd

 Game Stats       Defenders      Warriors
 Total Yards      425            214
 First Downs      12             8
 Rushes/Yards     17/92          19/169
 Comp/Att/Int     20/25/0        9/16/0
 Passing Yards    333            45
 Punts/Average    1/38.0         1/23.0
 Fumbles/Lost     0/0            2/2
 Penalties-Yards  7-56           0-0
 TOP              15:11          13:38

 Passing          Comp  Att  Pct   Yds  Int TD
 Brady Beene      4     7   .571   28   0   0
 Noah Boriack     5     9   .556   17   0   0

 Rushing          Att   Yds   Ave   Lg   TD
 Noah Boriack     15    175  11.7   70   2
 Zack Fasenmeyer   1      4   4.0    4   0
 Jeff Camp         1      0   0.0    0   0
 Brady Beene       2    -10  -5.0    0   0

 Receiving         No   Yds   Ave   Lg   TD
 Jeff Camp         3    34   11.3   32   0
 Christian DeLeon  2     8    4.0    9   0
 Brady Beene       3     4    1.3    7   0
 Zack Fasenmeyer   1    -1   -1.0    0   0