CATLIN — The Salt Fork Storm showed its fans two things in Friday night’s 34-6 win over the Georgetown Ridge Farm/Chrisman Buffaloes.
The Storm showed how truly how deep and dynamic its offense truly is, and showed how dangerous it can be when they play a complete game on offense and defense.
Salt Fork was able to effectively attack with several runners on the ground and opened things up in the passing game too.
“Coach spreads the ball around,” Taylor Kirby said. “I run the sweep and that opens things up for Cole (Taylor), and Cole runs up the middle opening things up for me on the outside and both of us open some things up in the passing game.”
Kirby had 64 yards of total offense with one receiving touchdown and one rushing touchdown while Taylor rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown of his own.
The Storm even overcame the adversity of losing their starting quarterback to injury in the second half. Jacob Hughes suffered a leg injury in the third quarter and stepping in was Colton Fauver.
“There was a big battle between Hughes and Fauver going into the year,” Storm coach Brian Plotner said. “Hughes won the competition in the summer but Fauver was a close second. We have a lot of confidence in him to man that position. He came in very poised, calm and collective. He did an outstanding job for us.”
“He manned up really well tonight,” Kirby added. There were a few mistakes, but he stepped up and led the team.”
Fauver was able to lead the Storm on two scoring drives, including a four-yard touchdown run of his own.
For the Buffaloes, the loss was a disappointment and for interim coach Jay Williman, he felt like his team didn’t play to their full potential.