BLANCHARD — Carson City-Crystal’s football team will be going back to the playoffs for the second year in a row.
The Eagles won their sixth game of the season Friday when they beat Montabella 30-6.
Still, CC-Crystal coach Devin Pringle said he has some things he has to work on.
“You know how it is as a coach,” Pringle said. “You run through all the stuff you need to get better at, but until the morning I’ll enjoy it.”
The Eagles (6-0, 3-0) got out to a 15-0 lead at halftime thanks to a pair of Will Beedy touchdowns from 59 and 21 yards out and a 22-yard field goal from Miguel Lacienda.
“We played pretty good defense,” noted Montabella coach David Clay. “The rain was a big factor for both squads. They put us into some situations where we weren’t able to convert on third down. We weren’t able to recover from that.”
But at halftime Clay said he made changes to try to slow down the Eagles.
“We told them (Montabella) we’re in this game and minus a couple of mistakes we were playing pretty well with them (CC-Crystal),” Clay said. “We made a couple of changes defensively, but when we came out on offense we had a couple of penalties cost us some field position. They took advantage of that and executed offensively.”
Robert Failing scored for CC-Crystal on a one-yard run and Beedy ripped off another 59-yard touchdown run to finish the scoring for the Eagles.
The Mustangs (1-5, 0-3) got a late fourth-quarter touchdown from Zach Taubitz to avoid the shutout.
Beedy finished with 268 yards rushing on 22 carries.
“With the offense we run it’s tough to stop the whole thing,” Pringle said. “After the game Failing had last week they (Montabella) made a commitment to shut down the outside running game and when you make a commitment to stop one thing the other shows.”
Pringle said it was a different Beedy that was running the ball.
“With Will it was a big step forward. It was doing the little things,” Pringle said. “It was running with the ball covered. It was the little things.”
Beedy’s ground game was part of 408 yards of total offense.
“I think they (CC-Crystal) are the most physical team in the league,” Clay said. “We haven’t played Vestaburg yet, but Carson is a good football team. If they keep executing as a team they could do some things.”
One of those things is to win an outright Mid-State Activities Conference South Division championship. They can do so if they beat Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart next week. The Irish are also undefeated after coming from behind to beat Vestaburg 24-23 Friday.