Cubs win on Senior Night 48 - 0, largest victory in 13 years!
High school football is BACK in Olney as the Cubs make a huge statement in their first game of the 2020 season with a 48-0 win against Chico. This was the largest margin of victory for the Cubs in 13 years and it did not take long for the 2020 Cubs to make their mark on history for Olney football. “Great team win. Both sides of the ball played really well. We were physical and played fast.” Coach Guy said.
A star was born in front of our eyes last Friday night as freshman quarterback Gatlin Guy led the charge on offense with 122 yards rushing and two touchdowns. This was Guy’s first ever high school football game and he made an impact that could be felt for years to come under this new era of Olney football. “Playing in my first high school football game was thrilling. I was a little nervous at the beginning, but as we pounded the ball down the field, those feelings left immediately,” Quarterback Gatlin Guy said. The Cubs set the tone for the game from the very first drive and showed that they were in it to win from the get-go. “I think the most defining moment of the game was that first drive, as we drove down and scored easily, never looking back,” Guy added.
This game was a total team effort as the offensive line gave the Chico defense all it could handle all evening. The elite blocking schemes that were shown by the Cubs led to a rushing clinic, led by Gatlin Guy, followed by senior running back, Brian Hernandez, with 104 rushing yards and one touchdown, while sophomore, James Coleman, ran for 100 yards and reached the end zone three times. Last but not least was the impressive defensive display that was shown in the first game of the season, with the Cubs forcing three fumbles and not allowing a single point. “The defense had a great start to the season. We gave up 31 yards of offense and 2 first downs. Chico averaged .8 yards per play. The defense was led by AB Marquez. He had 14 tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery. We still have a long ways to go, but we are heading in the right direction,” Coach Powers said. Marquez made his presence felt on both sides of the ball, rushing for 68 yards on nine carries to go along with the stellar defensive play. This game also sees a broader picture to this season and the future of Cub Football. “My team and coaches are changing the Olney Cub culture by increasing the intensity in everything we do. If we mess up during practice, we pay for it, but always have a short memory and get on to the next play” Gatlin Guy stated.
The Cubs take on a familiar foe next week in Petrolia, with Olney having some competitive games with them the past several years, they hope to get in the win column this time around. Gatlin also discussed his expectations for this team and what they are potentially capable of accomplishing. “My goals and expectations for this season is a deep playoff run. If our team keeps working and improving, I’m sure we’ll do just that.”