Defense Wins Ugly 10-7 Contest
Sun Prairie is noted for its national powerhouse cheerleading team
Many observers in southeast Wisconsin looked at Racine Park's road game against Madison-area high school Sun Prairie as a classic trap game. The Panthers were coming off an emotional OT home loss to Waukesha North and the Cardinals looked better than their 2-3 record indicated.
But even though Tim Moungey
had his worst game under center yet (5 of 18, 72 yards, -18 rushing yards, 3 sacks), the Panthers' defense got the job done and RB Derek Warren
did the work on offense, rushing 21 times for 170 yards and a TD.
Initially, it didn't look that way, as the Cardinals took a 7-0 lead on a drive when they made four straight third down conversions of 12+ yards
before scoring on a screen pass on second and goal. Fortunately, Park's defense stiffened up the rest of the way, including Moungey's 2 tackles, to deliver the much-needed win..
One college scout at the game commented on Moungey, "Really rushed his throws tonight. Doesn't appear to trust his offensive line at all, which isn't surprising. Did have a nice 28 yard pass to Cameron McKenzie
on Park's first drive. Also locked on to McKenzie too much. On the other side, his receivers dropped a couple passes and he showed real leadership and moxie, just like he did last week against North.
I see him as a kid who should probably go somewhere where he isn't rushed into the starting spot. Let him develop and fight his way up the depth chart at a good program. If he goes to a bad school to play right away, he won't ever learn to correct his deficiencies."
Moungey Update - QB
Despite the poor game, #6 Ohio State called again. The Buckeyes love the flashes of two-way threat he's shown, and with the 3.57 GPA, they know he's got the intelligence that Terelle Pryor
didn't. Michigan also rang up a second time. The third school to call was none other than #21 ranked Notre Dame, increasing the number of high prestige schools interested in the Park Panther.
Moungey Update - LOLB
Vanderbilt officially offered a scholarship on defense. Minnesota called for the fifth time
, and the Golden Gophers seem desperate to convince him to come to the Twin Cities and play D. Northern Illinois contacted again for the first time in a while, and made their first inquiry on Moungey's interest in defense. Yet the most intriguing call came from #15 Michigan State, the highest ranked team to inquire about Moungey on the defensive side of the ball.
Central Michigan (MAC) - QB x 2, LOLB x 3
Eastern Michigan (MAC) - QB*, LOLB*
Iowa State (Big 12) - QB*, LOLB*
Iowa (Big 10) - QB
Illinois (Big 10) -QB, LOLB
Michigan (Big 10) - QB x 2
Minnesota (Big 10) - QB x 2, LOLB x 5
Notre Dame (Independent - #21) - QB
Northern Illinois (MAC) - QB, LOLB
Northwestern (Big 10) - QB*, LOLB
Ohio State (Big 10 - #6) - QB x 2
Oklahoma (Big 12 - #1) - QB
UNLV (MWC) - QB*
Vanderbilt (SEC) - QB*, LOLB*
Western Michigan (MAC) QB x 2, LOLB x 3*