Week 6 preview: Caston seeks first win vs. North White
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
North White (2-2) at Caston (0-5), 7 p.m.
The Caston football team comes in off a 63-6 loss to LaVille last week. It was their ninth straight loss dating back to last season.
LaVille is an undefeated team that is ranked in the top five in Class 2A.
“I don’t know if it’s frustrating or a fact of life, but our kids are not physically ready to play a team like that,” Caston coach Chris Ulerick said. “They’re bigger, they’re faster, they’re stronger, and they played like it. They played like they should. They’re by far the best team we’ve played this year. They played mistake-free, better football than what we did.”
Ulerick desires better practices in order to get better in games.
“I think this week in practice has been a little bit better, but I still think we have to fix our practice woes, and we have to get guys that are going to go hard against each other in practice in order to get better on Fridays,” Ulerick said.
Caston’s last win was a 26-10 win over North White in Monon on Sept. 24, 2021. Now they get another crack against the Vikings on homecoming.
North White’s last game was a 7-0 win over Tri-County on Sept. 9. Starting quarterback Eli Quasebarth did not play against Tri-County. He is the son of coach Kirk Quasebarth.
“He wasn’t on film the last two games,” Ulerick said. “We’re assuming that he’s injured. Obviously, there’s no posted injury report as to who and what. He has not been on film, but we do know that he played against us last year, the coach’s son, so I’m sure that they’re doing all they can do to get him back and get him healthy.
“Certainly, when he’s on the field, they’re a better football team. But at the same time, they’ve had a week off, so you don’t know what they’ve done. If the Quasebarth kid can’t go, those kids that were thrown to the fire and thrown to the wolves had a week of practice and preparation and extra time to sit down and say, ‘Hey, this is what we’re going to do, and this is how we’re going to do it.’”
Liam Siburcrist is a speedy wide receiver and defensive back for North White.
Caston’s Oliver Trigg and Nick Townsend will both miss another game due to injury, but Ulerick said the team is healthier than what they have been.