John D Montgomery
Atoka was hardly an impediment in the best way of the top-ranked Washington Warriors final Friday night time.
The Warriors scored early and infrequently in a 54-7 win over the Wampus Cats.
Main Cantrell threw 5 landing passes in a 10-16 efficiency for 151 yards. The Warriors, led by Cole Scott, rushed the ball 40 occasions for 260 yards and three scores.
Scott had 15 carries for 91 yards with the vast majority of the harm occurring within the first half.
“We began the sport with an enormous dose of Cole Scott,” mentioned coach Brad Piller. “Whenever you get to the playoffs, it is about who controls the entrance line. Our offensive line will get numerous the credit score for the road management.”
Hudson Howard completed the sport with 54 speeding yards, 51 of which got here on his second carry of the night time.
Piller mentioned his eater’s huge play opened up the passing sport.
“We had been very environment friendly and made numerous huge performs via the air,” mentioned the coach.
Effectivity appeared nearly insufficient with half of the passes accomplished by Cantrell getting scores.
“We had 5 completely different receivers catching the soccer,” mentioned Piller. “It was nice to see the success of Mason Singletary and Cooper Alexander.”
Each of Alexander’s catches went for touchdowns and two of Singletary’s receptions had been for touchdowns.
Scott received the scoring bid that began with a one-yard landing run within the first quarter. Cantrell hit Singletary with a 17-yard rating and Scott returned to the tip zone earlier than the primary quarter was on the books with a 22-yard run.
Within the second interval, Cantrell discovered Singletary open for a 34-yard cross and caught and hit Alexander on a 2-yard run.
Cantrell hooked Alexander for 33 yards within the third earlier than throwing a 22-yard landing cross to Nate Roberts later within the quarter.
Blake Heliger completed off the Warrior’s scoring within the fourth quarter on an eight-yard run.
Washington’s protection was led by junior linebacker Keeler Howard, who completed with 15 tackles in simply two quarters of play. He didn’t play within the second half.
“It was in all places,” Beller mentioned. “He was very disciplined and really aggressive. Mixing these two issues collectively makes a superb sport.
“A variety of the credit score, I am positive Keeler would agree, goes to our defensive position,” Beller continued. “They had been concerned in double squads and paved the best way for our midfielders.”
Beller was speaking concerning the play of Hayden Milner, Nathan Spaulding, Ken Lampkin, Wyatt Denton, Nathan Rennie, Caleb Bruce and Tanner Wenlock who rotated within the defensive position.
“We rotated numerous guys to remain contemporary and wore them up entrance,” mentioned Beller.
Along with Keeler Howard, Hudson Howard and Easton Berglan additionally served as linebackers for the Warriors within the defeat.
Subsequent 11-0 Warriors are the OCS Saints.
The kick-off for the second spherical of the playoff competitors is about for 7 p.m. on Friday at Pink Subject.
Beller was requested what the Saints had been doing on offense.
“It is greater than they do not run,” he quipped. “They run the whole lot from Maryland 1 to the unfold and the whole lot in between. They like to run screens and play motion making an attempt to get the ball to their playmakers in house.”
Beller reported that the Saints could be in a 5-man, 3 entrance when on the defensive.
“They put numerous defensive tackles into the field to permit Mike the linebacker to run free whereas they play protecting a person behind him.
The important thing to the Warriors’ success, Beller mentioned, is ensuring they’re very disciplined on the defensive facet of the ball.
“On offense we’ve got to get to Mike’s midfield and block him within the operating sport and it has to offer our offensive line loads of time to throw. Our broad receivers have to win on their runs.”
OCS, which is 9-2 on the season, is coming off a 51-13 offense in opposition to the Chisholm Longhorns final week.
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