No Pass Needed, SHS Run Game Rules The Night
9-3-16 by Trevor Smith
Stillwater's passing game never got off the ground, but the running game never stopped going.
Although the Pioneers attempted one pass in their 24-7 win against Edmond Memorial on Friday at Pioneer Stadium, they didn't
need to pass.
On the first play, the Pioneers picked up 28 yards at the start of Josiah Castleberry's big night. The Pioneers didn't attempt a
pass in the first half but amassed 206 rushing yards on 32 attempts.
Senior Adam Martin led the offensive line, which controlled the line from the opening snap. Martin said coming into the game the
offense had a "good blocking scheme all week." That propelled the run games of multiple players, especially Castleberry. He
gained 274 yards on 32 carries.
Garrett Leming, getting his first varsity start, didn't attempt his first pass until halfway through the third quarter coming on a fake
punt, and the pass was incomplete.
Even though Leming didn't do anything in the passing game, he amassed 43 yards rushing. Asked about his nerves coming into
the game, he attributed to being calm to saying "running [is] a good way of getting rid of [the] [nerves]."