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Surging Rams look for Warren sweep

Posted 2018-10-04 By Larry Beazley

    Strasburg will have a shot at running the table on Warren County high school football teams Friday.

    After an overtime win over Warren County High a week ago, the Rams will host Skyline High Friday. Warren County has just two high schools.

    Strasburg defeated Warren County’s Wildcats, 22-21 on a gutsy decision to go for a two point conversion after a touchdown in overtime.

    Had the attempt failed, Strasburg would have lost by a point.

    Playing at home Friday, the Rams should be a slight favorite to prevail. Skyline, though, upset Strasburg a year ago, 28-26.

    The 2-3 Hawks have wins over Broadway, 21-20 and George Mason, 42-22.  Their losses have come against Central (43-0), James Wood (20-14) and Handley (35-0).

    Senior Chase Tasker (5-9, 165) is the Hawks’ quarterback but much of their offense depends on senior running back Caleb Reedy (6-0, 185) who missed much of the 2017 season with an injury.

    Juniors LT Barder (6-0, 185) and Ty Clingerman (5-10, 160) are running backs on offense and play in the defense backfield.  Linebackers include sophomore David Carter and senior Ryan Abel.

    On the line are Ethan Nowell (6-1, 185), Marcel Roy (6-1, 260) and Will Wolf (6-2, 250).  Other linemen with playing time are sophomores Dathen Montoya (6-2, 300), Anthony Sosa (6-0, 240) and Andre Daville (6-4, 300).

    Sophomore Douglas Cummings is the kicker and punter.

    On offense, the Hawks so far have averaged 15 points a game, even through they have been shutout twice.  Defense seems to be their problem. They have given up 140 points in five games, for an average of 28 points a game.

    The Strasburg-Warren County a week ago was exciting to the finish.

     Tied 14-14 at the end of regulation, each team got possession at the 10 years line. Warren got the first crack and scored quickly, adding a single point-after on a kick.

    Strasburg countered with a touchdown on a pass from quarterback Chase Hart to wide receiver Stephen Kloosterman.  Rams head coach Mark Roller decided to roll the dice and go for a two-point conversion.  Once again, Hart connected with Kloosterman for the win.

    In regulation play, Hart twice found Trevor Sager for touchdown passes from 14 and 11 yards, bringing to three the number of TD passes in the game. He completed nine of 17 passes for 138 yards.

    If Hart is on target Friday, Strasburg should win. If so, the Rams will improve their record to 4-1.

    Their only loss came at Luray earlier this month.