When two high-flying offenses sq. off, no lead is secure.
The Will C. Wooden soccer workforce discovered that out however held off the Rodriguez Mustangs at Rodriguez Excessive for a 46-32 victory in Monticello Empire League motion.
Wooden, now 1-1 in MEL play, led 25-Eight on the half. However Rodriguez stormed again to shut inside one rating earlier than two late Wildcat touchdowns to place the sport away.
“They (the Mustangs) have a fairly proficient quarterback and a bunch of receivers,” stated Wooden head coach Kirk Anderson. “In order that they battled again into the sport and made it fascinating.”
However the Wildcats by no means panicked throughout the livid Rodriguez comeback.
“I assumed the children dealt with the adversity nicely and we didn’t actually flinch,” Anderson stated. “We simply responded and have been in a position to get a few scores late within the sport. In order that was good to see.”
Wooden amassed 213 yards on the bottom — 103 of these on eight carries by Keyon Grayer, who scored three touchdowns and had a run of 44 yards. He additionally had a 78-yard reception.
Quarterback Ken Tilford broke off a run of 34 yards and scored a landing. He was additionally Four-for-5 passing for 188 yards and a TD.
“Ken performed nicely,” stated Anderson. “He was extraordinarily environment friendly.”
Krishna Clay, who additionally performs varsity basketball, used his hoops abilities to palm a ball — this time a soccer — as he made a spectacular, leaping one-handed seize ultimately zone for a landing.
“I assumed we performed nicely,” Anderson stated. “Their protection is fairly high-risk, high-reward. In order that they made some performs. However with their scheme they have been prone to some explosive performs as nicely. Steven Lukens had a 25-yard run, Tilford had a 34-yard run, Grayer had a 78-yard catch and a 44-yard run. Rodriguez introduced plenty of blitzes. They positively made some performs, however we have been in a position to make the most of a few of their aggression to get some massive performs on offense.”
Anderson praised Devin Copta-Vaughan and Josiah Flores for main the protection, which got here up with 4 interceptions — two by Copta-Vaughan, one by Flores and one by Dominic Barnett.
“I assumed our secondary performed rather well, contemplating what number of instances they threw the ball,” Anderson stated. “Our cross protection performed with nice self-discipline. The defensive teaching employees constructed a strong plan and the gamers executed the plan nicely.”