9/13/2013 11:00:00 AM Big plays hurt Rockets in loss
by Mike Dalton
Big plays early in the game hurt the Randolph Rocket football team Friday night, in their 48-8 loss to Janesville.
JWP scored on two long pass plays, an interception return and a fumble recovery, which put the Rockets deep in a hole. They weren't helped by penalties, turnovers and mental mistakes, coach Chris Stanton said.
"I thought we came out very flat, which we need to address as a team. We weren't prepared, and that includes players and coaches. My biggest disappointment is that we looked like we had given up and didn't fight back like in the previous week."
Stanton did note the play of Justin Waldvogel, who had 99 yards rushing and the Rockets' only touchdown; he also had eight tackles and an interception. Freshman Chuck Wille again led the team in tackles with 10. The coach also said his offensive line improved throughout the game.
Luke Dubbels was the leading passer, completed 14 of 29 for 104 yards and an interception. Sam Feidt caught six passes for 50 yards, Drake Speight four for 32 yards, and Hunter Ehlers, Nick Wenstrom and Brady Thesing all had one catch.
Dubbels had 37 yards rushing, and Joey Adamson had nine.
Defensively, David Speight had a fumble recovery, Bergstrom had a sack, and Andy Noble forced a fumble.
"We start a lot of underclassmen," Stanton said, "and this game was a learning experience for them in that at the varsity level, you have to prepare each and every week to give everything you can."
The 0-2 Rockets are on the road again Friday, at 7 p.m. at Alden-Conger.