CFNN Reporter Kamari Faison
On Thursday, October 14, The JV Colts faced Jack Britt High School. The Colts had lost the previous three games, so it was a must-win to notch a winning record on the season.
The Colts entered Thursday with the deck stacked against them. Starting quarterback Jaylen Wright and backup Kenny Dehu were both out because of concussions, so Freshman wide receiver Kamari Faison had to step up and get the job done under center.
“It’s not my normal possession but I gotta do what I gotta do,” said Faison. “The coaches have taught me well so it was time to execute.”
The first half was bumpy for the young Colt offense with multiple turnovers. This included a fumbled snap and several three and outs. Great defense and stellar special teams play kept them in it. This included a blocked punt taken back for a score by Brice Mckenzie, putting the Colts up midway through the first half. The point after was no good. The Colts led 6-0 going into the second quarter.
In the second quarter the Colt offense was able to march down the field, but couldn’t score. Britt could not muster up a score either, leaving the score at 6-0 at the half.
The second half of the game saw things start to look up for the young Colts. After multiple failed attempts at getting in the endzone, Cape Fear finally got in with a touchdown run from Faison and a two point conversion. This gave the Colts a 14-0 lead in a largely defensive struggle.
After another stop by the Colt defense, the Colt offense once again took the field. This time, they did what they pleased against the Pirate defense, marching down the field to score again with a touchdown run from Jaheim Allen and a two point conversion to come with it, boosting the score to 22-0.
“It was a tough game. We accomplished something special,” said Allen afterward. “It felt good to me because I was playing with teammates and friends. I played better in this game because I practiced harder Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I worked on my blocking and focused on helping my team score.”
Britt had one more chance to put points on the board but fell short, giving the ball back to the Colts allowing them to run out the clock. “We played well. QB with his first start, Offensive Line played physical, Running back ran hard but we need to limit turnovers. Defensively we played great…” Head Coach Derrick Johnson said
“I felt like we were more focused. We didn’t let them score. We played a physical game and that felt good,” said Allen.
The young Colts will play the South View Tigers away on Thursday October 21. Come out and watch the future of the program as they develop and improve!