Although they won the game to go to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in region play, head coach Charlie Boren was not pleased with what he called “a lack-luster effort.”
“It was not a thing of beauty,” Boren said. “I was happy to get the win but disappointed on how we went about it.”
Quarterback Tez Goldsby scored early in the first quarter on a 43-yard run. Coy Graham’s PAT made it 7-0.
In the second quarter and the Saints in punt formation, the snap from center went over the punter’s head and out of the back of the end zone for a safety to make the score 7-2 at halftime.
Sophomore Kartez Carr scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter and with Graham’s extra point, the Saints’ lead grew to 14-2.
In the fourth quarter, Sequoah Humes added a 4-yard touchdown run to make the final score 21-2.
As a team, the Saints rushed for 252 yards and leading the way was Goldsby with 121 yards on 12 carries. Humes finished with 62 yards on 9 carries.
Boren said Patrick Green, Brandon Presswood and Jerome Jefferson all stood out on the defensive side of the ball.
“Our defense pitched its second shutout in three games,” Boren said. “They held Locust Fork to 69 total yards.”
Boren added that if his team wants to make a run for a state title, they have to do better overall.
The Saints entertain Cleburne County tomorrow and they enter the contest with a 2-1 record.
“They are a good football team,” Boren said. “It will be a game between two evenly matched teams. This game will go a long way in determining how the region will play out.”
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