Plowing past the Bees.
Fairmont Senior’s Ryder Skarzinski took over the cross-town rivalry on Friday, while carrying the Polar Bears to their fifth victory of the season.
In the 27-21 win, Skarzinski played lights-out defense while also pacing the offensive side of the ball with nearly half of his team’s total yards.
Skarzinski finished the contest with two interceptions, while rushing for 115 yards on eight carries.
“Ryder did so much for us tonight,” said Fairmont Senior head coach Jared Mileto. “We tried to do different things formation wise and try to get the ball to him in different situations.”
In the first quarter, Skarzinski was feeling at ease with his knowledge of reading the defensive side of the ball.
He dropped back into coverage, while reading his keys and making a drive-killing interception.
“We prepped this week a lot for the pass out of the single wing,” said Skarzinski. “It was like we knew their offense because we were keying on their players especially when they were coming in. We knew when they were going to throw by who came in and who was being substituted.”
Skarzinski adds upon his interception, “These guys are friends from across the river, but when they came in, I knew something was up because usually when they get the ball, they’re going to dive straight at you. When they pass the ball, they pop up, so I knew something was happening. I just read my routes and stayed with my coverage and I came up with the pick.”
Plowing past the Bees.
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