Player fact: The beneficiary of a passing offense, Kyle Paden has put up stellar numbers through the first three weeks. His 65-percent completion rate ranks among the best in the area, and 782 passing yards put him at the top of the statistical leaders. He’s also thrown eight touchdowns to just three interceptions.
Quotable: “My receivers were getting open, my line was giving me time to block, coaches were calling good plays — getting the ball out of my hands — and I had a successful night. I’ve got to credit [the receivers] first, because they’re the ones making the plays for me I just have to get them the ball. When you’re a quarterback you always wanna pass the ball and [the coaches] are giving me the chance to show my talents throwing the ball and I feel like I’ve done pretty well.”
Player fact: Thanks to a stout defensive performance from Zac Cochran and company, the Indians got into the win column by limiting JFK to just 128 yards on the ground and forcing two turnovers. The defense got the quarterback a number of times, allowing Cochran to add to his sack total that now sits at four on the season.
Quotable: “After coming off a 1-9 season last year getting the first win feels good. We were able to stick to our assignments and rally together and come together as a family. Getting pressure on the quarterback is always the gameplan, but we want to just limit teams to as low a score as we can and just do as good as we can. My dad has a sack record for him — eight sacks in a season — and that’s what I want to beat.”