The White Pigeon football team ran into a tough Watervliet squad Friday for the Chiefs’ first loss of the season. Watervliet put up 21 points in the second quarter to get the 34-7 victory. At least one White Pigeon player believes the team will be better after the experience. Chas Rathburn led the program with 12 tackles and a pair of sacks.
Chas Rathburn (5-foot-9, 172 pounds)
On the game overall:
“We did a good job of moving the football at times. We had a few big plays that really kept our momentum going. On defense we were able to generate momentum through fourth down stops and turnovers.”
On what needs to be corrected:
“The things we did bad were little things: picking up the wrong blocks, missing blocks on blitzes, and personally, going offsides on fourth-and-short. The blame for little things can be shared throughout.
“They had a really good team. They scouted us hard and it showed. They knew exactly where to hit us. Although the score doesn’t show it, it was a good game and a tough matchup.
On the home atmosphere:
“Our stands haven’t been that full in years and they were amazing.”