RLBMS Patriots Honored at Banquet

© 2017-The Weston Democrat

The 2017 Robert L. Bland Patriots football met for a final as they were honored for their play at the annual banquet held at the RLBMS cafeteria.
Head Coach Matt Gillespie served as Master of Ceremonies as he honored players and individuals for their support.
The annual event is put on by the boosters, and is where players receive awards for their play.
All players received a gift bag full of items and also a statistical sheet to remember their season at the local school. Assistant coaches for the Patriots in 2017 were Gerry Myers and Scott Walker.
Players that made up the squad for 2017 included Norman Tallhamer, Gabriel Bonnett, Luke Davisson, Zach James, Trenton Murphy, Cade Griffith, Jonah Clem, Braden Carder, David Hughes, Treyton Stout, Dameon Wolfe, Harley Grogg, Ryan Dean, Tom Derico, Liam Jefferies, Thomas O’Neill, Austin Riley, Matthew Rohrbough, Eli Sprouse, Kellan Fultineer, Colton Conner and Zach Kelley.
Managers for the Patriots were Noah Daniels, Maddox Gillespie, Jeremiah Hicks and Jason Jenkins. Although the Patriots did not find the win column in 2017 these young men were a hard working group that improved each week a in their play and great sportsmanship throughout the year.
The Patriots received a letter from an WVSSAC official praising them for being great young men and displaying sportsmanship.
​2017 Robert L. Bland Patriots Football Stats
​August 31 Robert Bland 0 Taylor County 42
​September 6 Robert Bland 8 Bridgeport 38
September 13 Robert Bland 14 Lincoln 44
​September 21 Buckhannon Upshur 42 Robert Bland 6
September 28 Washington Irving 52 Robert Bland 6
​October 4 Robert Bland 12 Mountaineer Middle 30
​October 12 South Harrison 30 Robert Bland 12
​October 18 Elkins 47 Robert Bland 20
​Team Statistics
​Score By Quarters
​Robert Bland 12 8 8 54 - 82
Opponents 80 135 72 44 - 331
​First Downs Robert Bland 72 Opponents 56
​First Downs Rushing Robert Bland 63 Opponents 52
​First Downs Penalty Robert Bland 1 Opponents 0
Rushes-Yards Robert Bland 321-1,257 Opponents 120-1,888
Passing Yards Robert Bland 123 Opponents 211
​Passing Robert Bland 14-30-2 Opponents 8-15-0
Total Yards Robert Bland 1,380 Opponents 2,099
​Fumbles-Fumbles Lost Robert Bland 21-9 Opponents 11-4
​Punting Robert Bland 9-103-11.4 Avg. Opponents 1-37-37 Avg.
​Individual Statistics: Scoring: Luke Davisson 2 Point Conversion 2 points; Trenton Murphy 2 TDS; 2 2 Point Conversions 16 points; Jonah Clem 2 TDS 2 Point Conversion 14 points; Dameon Wolfe 4 TDS 24 Points; Austin Riley 1 TD 6 Points; Colton Conner 3 TDS 2 Point Conversion 20 Points
Rushing: Luke Davisson 4-(-10); Trenton Murphy 88-206; Jonah Clem 31-76; Braden Carder 16-60; Dameon Wolfe 147-655; Austin Riley 12-35; Colton Conner 36-245; Team 3-(-14); Totals 321-1,257
Passing: Trenton Murphy 14 of 30 for 114 yards with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions
​Receiving: Zach James 4-54; Jonah Clem 5-10; Harley Grogg 5-59
​Defense: Luke Davisson 3 tackles 1 assist 3.5 total; Zach James 2 tackles 0 assists 2 total; Trenton Murphy 5 tackles 2 assists 6 total; Cade Griffith 2 tackles 1 assist 2.5 total; Jonah Clem 6 tackles 2 assists 7 total; Braden Carder 10 tackles 4 assists 12 total; Davis Hughes 1 tackle 1 total; Dameon Wolfe 18 tackles 8 assists 22 total; Harley Grogg 5 tackles 4 assists 7 total; Ryan Dean 6 tackles 9 assists 10.5; Liam Jefferies 1 tackle 1 total; Austin Riley 7 tackles 3 assists 8.5 total; Matthew Rohrbough 1 tackle 1 assist 1.5 total; Eli Sprouse 2 tackles 1 assist; 2.5 total; Colton Conner 14 tackles 6 assists 17 total; Zach Kelley 1 tackle 1 total
​Fumble Recoveries: Jonah Clem - 1; Dameon Wolfe - 1; Aistin Riley - 1; Matthew Rohrbough - 1

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