The Ram's Report
It was a party last Friday night with the unveiling of the Carroll Carpet, the New Turft and Scoreboard at Bath Haverling School. The Rams wanted to make it a surprise party.
On their 1st offensive play of the night the Rams threw a deep ball against LetchworthWarsaw after not throwing at all the previous week.
The pass was picked off but ended up being the same as a long punt.
At the end of the first half the Rams were in a hurry up offense and threw a pick in the end zone.
Other than those two plays. It was a flawless first half. The Rams had 4 scoring drives in the 1st half book ended by those interceptions and lead 30 to 0 at half.
The Rams won 44 to 12 to improve to 3 and 0 for the 3rd time in the last 4 years.
The Rams ran the ball 53 times for 460 yards and 6 TD's
Tyler Finch had a great night 15 carries for 146 yards and 2TD's
Connor DiDomineck had 17 carries for 173 yards and 2TD's
Stefan "Steamroller" Ordway had 10 carries for 71 yards and a TD.
The DJ's Flamingo Player Of The Game was #70 Connor "Cupcake" Cupp.
Connor is one of the Hog Mollies on the Offensive Line.
Because it is hard to split up a dozen wings among the Offensive Line and blocking Tight Ends. We normally reward the O Line and Tight Ends at the end of the year with a Pizza party with the pizza provided by your home town Pizza Hut in Bath.
However, Connor was Mr. Versatile. Hence the nickname Cupcake. Just like a cupcake gives you a little taste of everythintg. The cupcake, the frosting, the sprinkes on top.
Connor played Offenvsive Guard in the 1st half helping to block for 4 rushing TDj's and a 30 to 0 lead at half.
Connor moved to the backfield in the 2nd half and ran the ball 6 times for 58 yards and a TD run and a 2 point conversion run.
Oh he also was second on the team in tackles with 5 from his Defensive Tackles spot. He also attempted an extra point.
Zach Tenny lead the team in tackles with 6.
On the Season
C. DiDomineck has 418 rushing yards and 6TD's
T. Finch has 384 yards and 4 TD's
S. Ordway has 175 yards and 3 TD's
The backfield in their career is now in the 5K Club.
Combined DiDomineck,Ordway,Finch, and Hockaday are over 5,000 rushing yards
They have a combined 84TD's and 46 two point conversions.
They have 594 points between the 4 of them.
Linebacker B. Finch leads the team with 14 tackles and a sack
Followed by Z. Tenny with 13 tackles and a sack
Seth Walden and C. Cupp each have 12.
Senior Safety Noah Hockaday has 9 tackles a interception and a forced fumble and fumble recovery from last week against Letchworth/Warsaw.
The rams improve to 5 and 0 all time against Letchworth/Warsaw.
3 and 0 at home.
They have outscored Letchworth/Warsaw
Bath. 176 to 52. That is a average score of 38.66 to 10.6
The Rams are off to a great start on the Carroll Carpet
Now 1 and 0.
The Rams opened their old field in 2002 during week 2 when they hosted Hornell on a beautiful Saturdayand the Rams won 45-14.
Coach Carroll other wise known as the grass master and his program finished 46-21 on the old field. Winning 9 of their last 10 and 21 of their last 30 on the grass at home.
Coach Carroll gets his 180th career win. Only 7 other coaches in the history of Section V Football have gotten to that number. Coach is number 8.
The Rams are 3 and 0 and 1 and 0 in the LCAA D1.
The rams have scored 117 points this year and given up 60. They are tied for 6th with Canisteo Greenwood for the highest scoring team in Section V. They are 31st in Section V when it comes to giving up points.
Saturday is the Route 17 Rivalry.
The 3 and 0 Red Raiders come to town.
They beat Attica at Attica Week 1 34-6.
They beat Livonia in Hornell 35-14 and last week beat Wellsville 40-6.
Hornell has scored 109 points while giving up 26. Putting them 10th in regrards to scoring in Section V and 9th when it comes to points against in Section V.
Last year the Rams travled to Hornell. Which has been a house of horror's for the Rams thru the years. Going into the game they were 1 and 12 at MCP.
The Rams had a 20 to 15 lead with the ball with 10 minutes to go in the game.
The Rams turned the ball over with 8 minutes to go. Hornell got the ball on their own 20 and went 80 yards in 21 plays converting 4 big 3rd down conversions and scored with 8 seconds left.
The Rams fell 22 to 20.
Going back to 1984.
Hornell leads the all time series 21-7.
Coach Carroll is 7-19 against HHS
He is 1-13 at MCP
3 and 7 at Home
3 and 2 in Sectionals
2 and 0 in Sectional Title games
0 and 1 in pool play
3 and 0 at a neutral site
Coach Carroll is 3 and 2 vs Coach Werner
Bath is trying to win 4 out of the last 5 over Hornell. That would be the most wins in a 5 game span in the series history for Bath.
The last time Hornell came to Bath it was in 2015 and Bath won 58 to 20. That was the most points Bath had ever scored against Hornell or any other opponent in program history.
Since 2013 the Rams have outscored Hornell
Thru the years the I 86 showdown turns out to be a blow out one way or the other.
There has been only 8 out of the 28 games decided by 14 points or less.
The Rams are 1 and 7 in those games and only 6 games decided by 7 points or less The Rams are 1 and 5 in those games.
Bath has scored 16 TD's. 14 on the ground. 2 in the air
10 inside the Village Pharmacy Red Zone. All on the ground and 6 outside the Red Zone. 4 on the ground 2 in the air.
Hornell has scored 16TD's 8 on the ground, 7 in the air and one on defense. 7 inside the Red Zone. 4 on the ground and 3 in the air. 9 outside the Red Zone. 4 in the air and 3 on the ground and a Interception returned for a TD.
To say the least the Red Raiders are very balanced running and throwing and scoring in and out of the red zone.
If Bath wants a piece if not the straight out LCAA D1 title this year they have to win on Saturday. Hornell has already beat Livonia. So they are in the driver seat and if Hornell wins against Bath would lock up the title. Because even if Dville were to some how upset Hornell and Bath beats Livonia and runs the table. Hornell would win on the head to head.
The Rams going into this weekend sit in the 4th spot in Class C sectionals. The top 4 get a home game and with only 3 regular season home games this year it would be nice to get a first round sectional game on the Carroll Carpet.
With the Finger Lakes teams in Class C playing more B schools than Bath who only plays 2 Class B schools in Hornell and Livonia. Those 6 points for a win are very important. It just so happens to be the two most difficult games on the Rams schedule this year.
Tune in for the I 86 showdown on Homecoming this Saturday. The Countdown to Kickoff show with the Coaches Corner gets going around 12:40PM on the Rams Radio Network. We will be joined by Sports Editor of the Evening Tribune Sean Curren at halftime to get his thoughts on the game and the new field and scoreboard at Bath.
You can catch the broadcast on AM1380 WABH, 100.3FM. Online at 1380wabh.com
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