1st & 2nd Grade Football Game Recap: Thundering Herd vs. Bengals (October 7, 2017)
The Paramount 1st & 2nd grade football team ended their season with a hard fought loss to the Bengals, 21-0 on Saturday at North Central. The final score was not indicative of Paramount’s level of play as it remained a one score contest throughout the majority of the second half. The Thundering Herd’s defense gave an impressive performance, eliminating the big plays that the Bengals typically rely upon. Paramount was able to consistently pressure the opposition’s backfield and forced three fumbles on the day. The Thundering Herd’s offense was unable to move the ball until late in the game when second grader Demetric Miller rumbled for a 35 yard gain. After a season full of growth, Paramount moves in the off-season with big goals in mind.
Coach Thibodeau’s Thoughts: “The first and second grade team battled hard and left in all out on the field Saturday in their season finale. The defense looked sharp, and a few big runs kept the offense in the game. Although they came up short, the team really showed how much they have improved this season.”
1st & 2nd Grade Football Game Recap: Thundering Herd vs. Cowboys (September 30, 2017)
The Paramount 1st & 2nd grade football team ran their winning streak to two games as they defeated the 49ers 14-0 on Saturday at North Central. The win pushes the Thundering Herd’s record over .500 for the first time this year (3-2). Paramount’s offense was able to consistently move the ball throughout the contest as Brylin Branson and Thomas Robinson III each recorded long touchdown runs. The Thundering Herd’s defense recorded its third shutout of the season behind the strong play of Johnny Ward and Rudi Fernandez. Paramount will close its regular season next week with a game against the Bengals.
Coach Thibodeau’s Thoughts: “In another dominant performance from the defense, the first and second grade team cruised to victory and a third shutout this season. The rushing attack looked great, blocking was strong, and our defensive line controlled the line of scrimmage all game long. I am pleased with the crowd turnout as well, it definitely felt like a home game.”
1st & 2nd Grade Football Game Recap: Thundering Herd vs. Cowboys (September 23, 2017)
The Paramount 1st & 2nd grade football team avenged their season opening loss by defeating the Cowboys 7-0 on Saturday at North Central. After the defense forced a turnover on downs on the Cowboys’ opening possession, the Thundering Herd scored the only points of the day on a fourth down pass from Daizon Stedman to Brylen Branson. Both teams’ defenses shut down the opposing offense until late in the fourth quarter when Paramount was able to sustain a long drive to end the game. 2nd graders Rudi Fernandez and Brayden Branson led the charge defensively with several key tackles.
Coach Thibodeau’s Thoughts: “I was very proud of our effort today. We eliminated our turnovers and made sound plays on defense to record the shutout. We are looking forward to building a winning streak next week.”
1st & 2nd Grade Football Game Recap: Thundering Herd vs. Redskins (September 16, 2017)
The Paramount 1st & 2nd grade football team saw their record drop to 1-2 on Saturday as they fell to the Bengals 28-0 at North Central High School. The Bengals started quickly, turning two Paramount fumbles into points, and would never look back. The Thundering Herd played well in the fourth quarter as they were able to move the ball on offense but ultimately they fell short.
Coach Thibodeau’s Thoughts: “We need to improve our blocking in practice this week. We will be working on making quick decisions on the football field and limiting the big plays on defense.”
1st & 2nd Grade Football Game Recap: Thundering Herd vs. 49ers (September 9, 2017)
The Paramount 1st and 2nd grade football team notched its first win of the season on Saturday at North Central High School by defeating the 49ers 14-0. The Thundering Herd played outstanding defense throughout the contest, with Corrian Gary and Brayden Branson each recording several tackles for a loss. The offense was well balanced, with five players recording double digit rushing yards. 2nd grader Thomas Robinson III scored the both touchdowns on the day to lead the Thundering Herd to victory.
Coach Stoebick’s Thoughts: “We played very well defensively, shutting out the opponent. On offense, we eliminated our turnovers and were able to put points on the board. We had a great week of practice correcting out mistakes and it showed in the game on Saturday.
1st & 2nd Grade Football Game Recap: Thundering Herd vs. Cowboys (September 2, 2017)
The Paramount 1st & 2nd grade football team began North Central league play with a hard fought loss to the Cowboys 21-7. The Thundering Herd mounted a comeback behind the hard running of 2nd grader Thomas Robinson III and the tenacious team defense led by 2ndgrader Brylin Branson. Paramount will practice hard this week to prepare for their upcoming game this Saturday.
Coach Thibodeau’s Thoughts: “The team battled hard but suffered a narrow defeat to the Cowboys on Saturday. The offensive line looked superb and our running attack was firing on all cylinders. Tackling is certainly an area we can continue to improve on as the season progresses, along with limiting our turnovers. With week two on the horizon, our team is preparing hard this week to get that W.”