HEBRON — If Thursday night’s football game didn’t remind fans that the high school season is winding down, the weather certainly reminded them that winter is not too far off.
St. Cecilia and Thayer Central not only squared off against each other in Hebron Thursday night, but the two teams also faced Mother Nature and a strong cross wind on the field. Luckily for both teams, the running game is not affected by the wind like the passing game is.
The Bluehawks rushed for 345 yards — passed for none, attempting just one pass — in a 28-14 victory over Thayer Central after trailing 14-12 at the half. The Titans controlled the first half with an effective running game, but St. Cecilia found new life at halftime and came out fired up for the final two quarters. STC head coach Carl Tesmer said that change in mentality was key in the victory.
“We played with more emotion in the second half,” said Tesmer, whose Bluehawks improved to 5-3 and helped their chances of having a first-round home game when the playoffs start next week. “It was just gratifying to see. We have to play that way. We’re good, but we have to play with emotion to be just a little bit better.”