Ellwood continues to struggle to score, Quips roll past
The scoreboard usually tells all - scoring many points and giving up a goose egg on the defensive end will help motivate your team during the season. That's just what the Quips of Aliquippa did to the Wolverines on Friday night.
The first quarter started in favor of the Quips in all three aspects - offense, defense, and special teams. A short kick by the Wolverines set up the Quips from their own 41 yard line, where in only 3:19, the Quips had a score by Kwantell Raines who caught a pass from Eli Kosanovich. Thomas Perry added the extra point, making the early score 7-0 Quips. [7-0 AHS]
The first play from scrimmage on offense for the Wolverines did very little to help the team move the ball. In fact, it helped the Quips add another score as the hand-off was unsuccessful and the Quips took the fumble. Eventually, Aliquippa scored again by a 5 yard touchdown run by Davion Jones - PAT kick was missed and the score was 13-0 Quips. [13-0 AHS]
The second quarter was a little more even where both teams traded several series on offense, but eventually the Quips added a score before half where Bobby Cashaw capped off an impressive drive, scoring from 3 yards out on the carry, making it 19-0. The 2 point conversion attempt was failed and the halftime score was 19-0 in favor of the Quips. [19-0 AHS]
The second half involved more of a struggle for both the Wolverines and Quips - The Wolverines finally crossed the century mark in yards late in the third quarter and the Quips were not able to sustain several drives. However, the Quips defense stepped up in both the third and fourth quarter adding two scores by interceptions - one for 37 yards by Davion Jones in the third quarter and another from 57 yards out by Antwan Brooks in the fourth quarter. Davion Jones also added a 2 point conversion on the score in third quarter, making the total at the end of the game 33-0 Aliquippa. [33-0 AHS]
The Wolverines have had trouble all season scoring and finishing drives, now just averaging over 6 points a game. The Wolverines were carried on offense by Andrew O'Brien who had 9 carries for 61 yards as well as 1 reception of 8 yards. The defense was helped by Luca Botti who had 3 tackles, but more importantly 1 pass broken up and 1 interception during the first half.
Up next for the Wolverines 0-4 (0-4) are the Vikings of Valley High School 2-2 (2-1) who come off of a great win over Deer Lakes. The game is slated at Helling Stadium at 7pm where hopefully the new foe will help generate some offense for the Wolverines.