Clearview played catch-up all night against Black River.
The Pirates’ offense became too heavy for the young Clippers in their 48-6 loss to Black River (3-2)
Clearview, a team that has been plagued with an injury virus all season, have played without starting quarterback Tyler Bockwich, following an injury in last week’s game.
The start was Freshman Zavier Castillo, who completed seven of his eight passes for 32 yards, one interception and missed three snaps before half-time in his first college game as a quarterback.
“It’s tough. We’re there now,” Clippers coach Mike Collier said.
“We can’t shoot ourselves in the foot. We play with young people. The injury virus and everything. But, we need to mind business when we have the opportunity. “
For his first college game, running back Ethan Lorenzana believed Castillo had done a fairly decent job behind the center.
“(Castillo) did a good job for his first time in a college game,” said Lorenzana.
“We were just trying to get in the groove. We were wrong several times. There were a lot of missed blocks and errors on the other end, but we’ll try to get it [fixed]. “
In the second half, down 33-0, Clearview inserted Lorenzana as quarterback and moved Castillo to wide receiver. The change helped put a touchdown on the board in the third quarter with a 2-yard touchdown from Lorenzana.
It was a rough start for Clearview, led 6-0 on Black River’s first practice of the game which featured their running back Brandon Rollin on all but one play, which ended in a 3-yard goal. in the end zone. .
“Our [running backs] were running two or three yards before they were touched, ”Balck River coach Kyle Clark said after the game.
“It was our first week that we have this offensive line together. They gelled really well and did a great job.
Clearview conceded 188 rushing yards for the team on their rushing attack.
“To see an attack like (Black River) is tough,” said coach Collier.
“You see it every day. It’s hard to simulate in practice, but our children fought. We will improve for sure.
When needed, the Pirates also used their aerial arsenal to score with quarterback Andon O’Neal with three touchdown passes, all to different receivers.
According to running back Ethan Lorenzana and coach Collier, several Clearview players have missed training due to illness.
2021 may not be Clearview’s season to win now, but Coach Collier believes the young team has a bright future to move forward.
“We will be back for sure,” he said.
“It’s hard to go through defeat right now, but we just have to keep moving forward and learning from those experiences. They will make us stronger.
Clearview (0-4) next week will face Columbia.