The Whippets traveled to Grenada last Friday and were shutout by the Chargers 35-0. All of the Charger touchdowns came on rushes from two individuals.
Grenada quarterback Payne Horan rushed one in and Devin Howard had four on the night.
Horan rushed for 105 yards on 10 carries while Howard rushed for 102 yards on 14 carries.
Horan also completed 10 of 15 pass attempts for 123 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
The Chargers scored a touchdown in the first quarter and another in the second to take a 14-0 lead into the half.
“We are doing some really good things offensively, but we are making too many mistakes in the red zone,” said Kosciusko head football coach Tyler Peterson. “We were inside the 10-yard line twice and inside the 20-yard line twice as well, that’s four times we were in the red zone and failed to score.”
The Chargers scored three more touchdowns in the third quarter to cap the scoring at 35-0.
The Whippets were led offensively by Tim Wade who completed 12 of 21 passes for 93 yards and an interception while rushing 10 times for 14 yards.
Jabri Selmon had 10 rushes for 82 yards, Deavalon Edwards had seven rushes for 34 yards and Kendric Riley had 21 yards on four attempts.
Jamari Roby had seven receptions for 71 yards, Rajheem Jamison had two receptions for 19 yards and Zach Quillen had one catch for 16 yards.
The Whippets were led defensively by Orlando Hill with 12 solo tackles and one assist and Darrius Morgan with 10 solos and one assist.
“Our attitude is still pretty upbeat, we are close in a lot of areas,” added Peterson. “We are moving the ball up and down the field, the players see that they can do it, we just have to get a little bit better and close that gap and finish drives. I think defensively everybody’s got to do their assignments, we still have a few guys doing their own thing and that hurts the whole defense when you have one or two blown assignments. Here pretty soon it’s all going to click, and when it does it’s going to be a lot of fun. Ridgeland is another challenge for us this week. They are another 5A team, though not as big as Grenada, they are extremely athletic and fast and will be another good test for us.”
The Whippets will host the Titans Friday night at 7:30 p.m. before region play starts next week at Velma Jackson.
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