In just five short years, Coach Max Washausen and his awesome coaching staff, have taken the Cedarville Pirate’s football program from a sinking ship to a greatly sought after vessel. Historically, the program has only had 5 winning seasons. But over the last few years, the Pirates have started becoming well known to the public. So far this season, Cedarville sits 3-2 in conference play, 6-2 overall and holds 312 total points while leaving their competitors to just 171. Between the 2015-2018 seasons, the Pirates held 5 conference wins. But from 2018-present, Cedarville has already almost doubled that at 9 conference wins with 2 conference games left on the season.
Last Friday night’s football game was a hard pill for the Pirates to swallow. Taking on the Greenland Pirates at Greenland, Cedarville ended the match falling short 28-26. “It was tough Friday night,” expressed Coach Washausen. “But I told my guys after the game, we are still a very good team and I was proud of them. We have lost two conference games by 2 points each on the road. That’s only 4 points away from being undefeated. If we win the last two games, we will tie the school record for most wins in a regular-season with 8 and was set in 1999. We can also host a playoff game for the 2nd time in school history with the first one held in 1999 as well.”
Offensively, QB, Cody Dickens launched 4 passes for 74 yards. Darryl Kattich rushed 19 times for 128 yards and 1 TD and earned 2 receptions for 43 yards. Hayden Partain made 10 carries for 48 yards and 1 reception for 4 yards. Hayden Morton scored big on the night with 5 rushes for 113 yards and 3 TDs. Bruce Turney grabbed 1 reception for 27 yards. And Tommy Metcalf earned a 2-yard rush. Defensively, Hayden Partain got 15 tackles. Max McGill scored 17 tackles and a sack. Darryl Kattich made 12 tackles. Hayden Morton gained 14 tackles. And Landon Hopewell finished with 12 tackles and 1 sack.
Next up for the Cedarville Sr High Pirates will be the 0-5 Mansfield Tigers whom they will host on Friday, October, 30. “Mansfield has turned into a rivalry game it seems like over the past 5 years. We have to prepare well because we get every team’s best effort. We need to continue to improve and we will be a threat in the playoffs.”
Photo courtesy of Starla Armstrong-Heaton