Wednesday, September 18, 2013
By Chris Sokoloski
Andrews High, which won only two football games last season, matched that total with an 18-8 victory at Carvers Bay last week.
“I told [my players], I’m not going to talk about wins and losses,” coach Scott Durham said. “I’m not going to talk about trying to win so many games, I just want to get better every game and all this stuff will take care of itself.”
Ethan Wright got the Yellow Jackets on the board with an 8-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
William Lewis extended the lead to 12-0 with a 58-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Carvers Bay cut the lead to 12-8 on a 3-yard touchdown run by Israel Davis.
Wright hit Josh Robinson from 31 yards out in the fourth quarter for the 18-8 final.
It was an excellent rebound for Andrews after losing to Georgetown 28-6 the week before.
“We didn’t practice well last week. When you don’t practice well, you don’t play well,” Durham said. “This week we had a great week of practice and it showed … We didn’t play great, but we played better. We still made too many mistakes and we’ve got to get a whole lot better.”
Carvers Bay coach James “Nate” Thompson said his team got “outplayed.”
“[Andrews] did a good job,” Thompson said. “They came in and beat us on the line. They beat us up front. … We’ve got to get better up front on offense as well as defense. That’s where we lost the game. They came to play and they pushed us around.”
Andrews had 237 rushing yards and 86 passing yards. Carvers Bay had 123 rushing and 29 passing.
Lewis led the Yellow Jackets ground attack with 128 yards. Kalin Hudson had 77 yards and Carlos Smalls added 24.
Wright was 9-for-14 passing. Robinson was the leading receiver with 42 yards. Jaqwon Wright had 34 yards and Antonio McCutchen had 10.
“It’s a big win,” Ethan Wright said. “[Carvers Bay is] one of the most physical teams we’ll see all season. I think we handled it pretty well.”
Davis was the leading rusher for Carvers Bay with 51 yards. Devin Cuttino had 37 yards, Chris Carter had 23 and Terry Bromell had 13.
Carter led the Bears defense with 11 tackles. Cuttino and Trevor DeKine had six each, Naquez Pringle, Oneil Johnson and Kalique Gordon had five each, and Raheem Dease had four.
Andrews (2-1) travels to C.E. Murray on Friday.
“We just go to work every day and work hard and try to get better,” Durham said. “That’s all we worry about is getting better every day.”
Carvers Bay (2-1) travels to Georgetown.
“We just ain’t real good right now,” Thompson said. “We’re OK, we’re just not real good. We’ve got to look at what our problems are and solve those problems.”