Six-Man Football: Aquilla Defeats Three Way
According to Head Coach Shannon Williams, COVID-19 has hit the Cougars roster, only playing at full strength in Week 1. Aquilla picked up their first win last week against Dallas UME Prep.
Three Way came in on a little bit of a higher note. Head Coach Joey O’Hearn said, “For the first time in school history we have put together back-to-back wins and are looking forward to the challenge Aquilla is going to present us this week.”
Coming in with a 3-2 record and wins in their last two games, Coach O’Hearn was looking forward to the challenge the Cougars would present.
Aquilla Defeats Three Way
To start the game, the Braves knew they would be without starter Gage Welcer. Midway through the first quarter, Three Way also lost junior QB Bronc Berry to an injury.
But there was no bigger hurdle than the 6’6”, 210 lb., defensive stand-out for Aquilla, Carson Miller. Miller disrupted the running and passing game of the Braves. He was either stopping the run behind the line of scrimmage or chasing a scrambling quarterback forcing him to throw it away.
In a game called at the half by the 45 point rule, the Braves only managed two first downs. Three Way was finally able to reach the end zone with 0:04 remaining in the game. A 22-yard touchdown reception to Colt Berry from QB Kody Krowll allowed the Braves to stave off the shutout.
Cougars On A Roll
Of the 10 drives Aquilla had in the game, they came away with a touchdown on all but one of them. Five of the drives were one-play drives. The Cougars struck quickly each time, with their longest drive consisting of four plays.
Aquilla QB Hagen Williams finished the night with four rushing and three passing touchdowns. The longest score of the night came on a 55-yard scamper by Williams in the 2nd quarter.
The Cougars’ final score came with 0:46 remaining in the game when freshman Gavin Earl ran it in from 52 yards out. Junior Chase Price capped the scoring by converting the extra point attempt.
Aquilla (2-4) will host Eagle Christian Academy next Friday while Three Way (3-3) will travel to Gustine to open up district play.
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