The Sand Creek Aggies continue to struggle as they were completely handled this week by the Whiteford Bobcats. Fumbles, interceptions, a completely inept offensive performance and their defense is unable to stop anyone. Changes need to be made or Sand Creek could be in for a long season.
Both teams were scoreless in the first quarter. Neither side could finish, but they could move the ball. There were some fumbles on both sides that shut down drives. The second quarter though saw a lot of offense.
Whiteford got it going early in the quarter when their running back Collin Lake scored a nine yard touchdown run. He added a 2 point conversion run after it. He scored again from 12 yards out later in the quarter. The Bobcats’ quarterback Gabe Laroy hit his receiver Troy Diller who took it 53 yards for a touchdown. These two hooked up again for another touchdown pass that was a 44 yarder. The score was 28-0 at halftime.
The Bobcats continued scoring in the third. On their first drive they moved the ball and Tyler Lee scored on a 20 yard run. They did it again when Zach Perry scored a three yard run.
That would end all the scoring as Sand Creek couldn’t get enough of anything going to sustain a drive to score. A lot of mistakes kept them off the board and gave Whiteford the 42-0 victory.
Sand Creek was led in passing by Kolton Alcock who was 10 for 18 for 39 yards and an interception. The leading rusher for the Aggies was Alcock when he carried the ball 13 times for 30 yards. Right behind him was Charlie Robertson with four carries for 27 yards. They were led by Nick Cleveland in receiving when he caught three passes for 19 yards.
The Bobcats’ quarterback Laroy completed 5 of his 6 passes for 120 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Whiteford’s leading rusher was Lake who carried it 8 times for 80 yards with two touchdowns. Brian Tabbert added five carries for 75 yards and Laory also had five carries for 74 yards. Receiving was led by Diller who caught four passes for 114 yards with two touchdowns.
This Sand Creek team doesn’t seem to have heart. They don’t have a leader to calm everyone down and they are struggling because of it. Against the Whiteford defense, the Aggies offensive line couldn’t open anything up. They were completely dominated there. Alcock needs to be better with the football too. He has a lot of bad pitches in the option that is slowing it down or being fumbled. He makes questionable decisions in the passing game too. These need to be tightened up or Sand Creek needs to make a change.
The defense hasn’t been good all year. Whiteford’s offensive line dominated them with size and they couldn’t get a hand on the running game. I have already covered the woes of the passing defense and there was more of that. There isn’t anyone on the field to calm the defense down when they get behind. Without a leader, this team will continue to struggle and they might not win a game if there isn’t a change made.
The 0-3 (0-1) Aggies will travel to play their next conference opponent, the 2-1 (1-0) Summerfield Bulldogs. Summerfield traveled to the Madison Trojans and left with a 50-12 victory.
Whiteford moves to 3-0 (1-0) and will continue with their conference schedule against the 3-0 (1-0) Clinton Redskins. The Redskins went on the road and defeated the Britton-Deerfield Patriots 15-14.
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