CANANDAIGUA — Things didn’t go as planned for Pembroke as they went on the road to visit a vaunted Red Jacket squad that proved to be a notch better than the Dragons on Saturday afternoon.
The Indians got out to a 46-6 lead after the first quarter and rolled to a 68-18 shellacking of Pembroke.
The Indians remain perfect at 3-0. The Dragons are now 2-1.
“Red Jacket overpowered us today,” said Pembroke head coach Jamie Johnson. “They were a good team that was well-coached. They played physical and aggressive, and we just couldn’t match that today.”
Logan Keifer proved to be too much for the Dragons’ defense, as the Indians’ senior running back went off for 478 rushing yards and six rushing scores in the win. Junior RB Parker Moore added 125 rushing yards for RJ.
On the Indians’ first play from Scrimmage, Keifer took a handoff 70 yards for a touchdown. It was a sign of things to come for Pembroke, as they failed to find their footing until the second half. The Dragons trailed 62-6 at halftime but outscored RJ 12-6 over the final two quarters. The game’s highlight came when 400-pound senior lineman Blaze Hickson received a carry on a two-point conversion.
Freshman RB Tyson Totten carried the ball nine times for 122 rushing yards and a 73-yard TD. The Dragons’ underclassman added three catches for 43 yards and a 49-yard touchdown. Junior quarterback Dakota von Kramer came on in relief of starting QB, senior Garrett Totten, and finished 3 of 3 passing for 33 yards and a score. Senior wide receiver Keith Neureuter recorded 36 receiving yards,
Pembroke looks ahead to a matchup with Roy-Hart/Barker/Lyndonville on Thursday at home.
Next up for Red Jacket is C.G. Finney on Thursday.