INDIAN LAND --
For the first time since Indian Land Highs 21-0 first round playoff loss to Liberty last season, the Warriors were shut out, this time losing 36-0 to the Marvin Ridge Mavericks at home Friday.
The team has now fallen to 0-4 on the season.
The kids played every play of the ballgame, ignored what was going on the scoreboard, ignored some of the calls that went against us, we didnt let up, said head coach Michael Mayer.
We still had too many penalties, we still had too many mistakes, but we played every play as hard as we could play. We played a good football game tonight despite the score. We moved the ball well on offensive we played the best defense we played all year. Im really proud of the way our kids hung in there.
Indian Land received the ball first, but it didnt take long for the Warriors to make their first mistake. Quarterback George Morris drove the Warriors into Marvin Ridge territory, however Oliver Yih intercepted a Morris pass, which was intended for receiver Chris Barnes on the Mavericks 20 yard-line.
The Mavericks were unable to capitalize and turned the ball over on downs. The Warriors turned the ball over for the second time in as many offensive plays on their first possession of the drive. The Warriors fumbled, giving the ball right back to the Mavericks on their 35 yard-line. Yusupha Napier rushed straight up the middle for a two-yard touchdown run to start the second quarter, and the Mavericks only widened the deficit from there.
Marvin Ridge added two more scores before the half. Jacob Henderson added a 40-yard rush for a touchdown and Tyler Cochran added a 33-yard field goal.
The Mavericks received first at the start of the second half. Henderson fumbled on Marvin Ridges first drive and Manny Delgado recovered. The Warriors were unable to capitalize and turned the ball over on downs.
Marvin Ridge responded by driving 85 yards for its fourth score of the night. Napier rushed five yards for the touchdown. Napiers two-yard conversion attempt was stopped by the Warrior defense, bringing the score to 22-0.
The Mavericks scored twice more on long passes from Aaron Pilkington. Carter Hill caught a 33-yard touchdown pass and Justin Titgen caught a 70-yard bomb.