CFNN Reporter Ansley Thomas
On Friday, October 1st the Colts took on the undefeated 71st Falcons. The Colts felt good about their chances, but unfortunately the score did not come out in their favor, as they suffered a tough defeat 40-0. This was the Falcons third shutout in a row, proving they are the team to beat not only in the United 8 Conference, but in the entire state.
From the start, the Falcon offense moved like a well oiled machine. They took the opening kickoff and methodically moved down the field. The Falcons converted several 3rd and 4th downs on the drive, with freshman quarterback Deandre Nance scrambling for a 15 yard touchdown to cap off a 12 play, 9 minute drive.
¨Too many guys didn’t know their assignments and that’s what really hurt us.¨ said sophomore defensive back Mekhai Coleman. When asked what the team needs to do to be successful this week Coleman said ¨We need to work on keeping the effort there, listening to what the coaches say, and working as a team to have fun, but also knowing when it’s time to be serious¨.
Things would not get any easier for the Colts, as their stellar passing attack was limited to 122 yards on the night. While the Cape Fear Offense experienced famine, Star Falcon running back Anthony Quinn Jr. feasted, rushing for 141 yards and had 3 touchdowns in the rout.
Senior Keyshon Washington had 8 tackles, which was the highest for the team. Jamari Williams and Ian Lowery also had 5 tackles. Devonte Hill (Jr.) had 31 receiving yards and 2 receptions. RJ Mcdonald (Sr.) had 4 receptions and 19 yards, Washington and Hill were awarded player of the game.
One bright spot came from the play of senior defensive end Austin Seagroves, who came away with a sack, a tackle for loss, and 3 other tackles in the contest. His effort was impressive, but it wasn’t enough for the Colts, who now stand at 3-2 on the season (1-1 U8).
“We still have a lot of room to grow as a team, but when we find our rhythm, you’d better believe we [defense] will be a special unit,” said Seagroves after the game.
The Colts take on Douglas Byrd this Friday at home for homecoming at 7:30. Be sure to be there to watch the Colts make a comeback!!