After his football team’s sixth shutout in eight games, Palisades High JV coach Ray Marsden had mixed feelings. He was happy to get the win, but felt the Dolphins could’ve played better.
“The defense put up another zero on the scoreboard so you’ll get doughnuts on Monday, but we have plenty to go over in the film room,” Marsden told his players after their sloppy 14-0 win against Westchester. “We won the second half, but they won the first half. They moved the ball better and we missed a ton of blocks. You can’t give a team life like that. You have to be able to put them away.”
After a scoreless first quarter, Palisades broke the stalemate when quarterback Forrest Brock scampered 15 yards on a bootleg to cap an 11-play, 85-yard drive with 3:24 left before halftime.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Brock rolled right and hit tight end Weston Rauschuber, who reached across the goal line for a nine-yard touchdown catch.
Chandler Hooks’ sideline interception iced the win with three minutes left. Palisades has outscored its eight opponents 239-13.
“Even great teams win ugly,” line coach Kelly Loftus said. “But let’s make this the last time.”
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