The Washington Demons offense was completely shutdown last night against Williamsburg, as they drop the district game 20-7.
Washington’s first drive represented what the offense would do all night, and that was struggle. After a fake hand off by Daryn Seibelious getting the Demons a 29 yard gain, they had three straight plays that resulted in loss of yards.
Williamsburg struck on their first set of downs, after getting a first down and getting over mid-field, the Red Raiders gave the ball to the player that terrorized the Demons all night, Chance Miller. Miller an IMS student, ran 43 yards for a touchdown to make the score 7-0. This was Millers only score of the night, but had 157 yards rushing for the game.
Washington continued to try and push the ball past the 50, but had to punt. On the second set of downs for Williamsburg, they showed off Jacob Donohoe’s arm going deep for a 23 yard touchdown pass to Aaron Schultz. The play was a result of a 14 play drive with 1:00 left to go in the first.
After this final score in the first, the Demons and Raiders stayed in a stalemate and could not break it, not scoring against until late in the third quarter when Williamsburg brought out their kicker to kick a field goal, from 32-yards out to make the score 17-0.
Again the Demons still struggled to get anything going on offense. Washington had just 102 yards rushing on the night and 167 total offense on the night.
Williamsburg put one more through the uprights in the fourth quarter to make the score 20-0.
Washington showed some life, with a touchdown with 1:32 left to go in the game from Seibelious to Alan Sanchez from 21 yards out making the score 20-7, and that is where it finished.
Head coach Randy Shrader talked after the game about how the week of practice before this game showed how this game was going to go.
“I told out kids, ‘You’re going to play exactly like you practice,’ and our practices on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were just lack of focus, and they need to understand that when you’re trying to create a culture of winning, that you have to come to practice and practice like a champion, lift like a champion and study film like a champion, and when we start doing that we’ll win these type of football games,” Shrader said. “I mean their a good football team, but we made them look really good tonight.”
The Demons drop to 3-1 in the district, but have an easier schedule for the rest of the season, with the three opponents coming up having four combined wins out of 18 games.
Next week gear up for a rivalry on AM and FM KCII as Mt. Pleasant makes their way back to Washington .