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Friday football notes

A couple of notes from Friday's football action.

Busco performance pleases coach

After a 54-0 road victory, during which his team forced Eastside into six turnovers, Churubusco coach Lee Etzler was understandably pleased.

"The defense played real well," said Etzler, whose team is 4-0. "They posed some situations to us that we were concerned with all week. I thought our kids played well all week on the defensive side of the ball and put (Eastside) in stressful situations."

Offensively, the Eagles were solid on the ground; Jason Nicodemus had 175 yards and four touchdowns and Cory Miller had 93 yards and two touchdowns against the Blazers (2-2).

"We did all right tonight (rushing)," Miller said. "We had a few mistakes up front, blocking-wise. But it all starts up front with the linemen and they did a great job tonight. They held their blocks long enough for us to get through the holes and that's all that matters."

Patriots' quickness key in win

It was a crowded backfield South Adams quarterback Corey Seffernick had to contend with Friday.

Not only was it full up with his own guys, a fair amount of red Heritage jerseys crashed the party too, sometimes as soon as the ball was snapped.

Heritage coach Dean Lehrman credited two things: Quickness and numbers.

"We've worked real hard on our quickness, and Coach (Guy) Lee does a real good job of rotating guys in there to keep everybody fresh," he said. "We're probably using 16 guys on defense and we're running three nose tackles rotating those guys in there all the time.

"It's tough on another school when you're facing a fresh body and a different set of skills to shut those guys down."

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.