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Waldorf Wins Season Opener

By Leland March

Hard work has been the new theme for the Waldorf men’s football team. With a new coach at the helm, the Warriors looked to start out on the right foot against Briar Cliff University. The stands were packed and the fans were ready to see the new look Warriors perform.

The Warriors would waste little time starting the first quarter out 14 to 0. A blocked punt return by Jeremiah Jackson and a one yard pass from quarter back Hilton Joseph to Tyron Jones would set the Warriors in front. By the end of the first quarter the crowd was on their feet and it was evident that the Warriors took their new hard work theme seriously. In the second quarter the Warriors didn’t stop applying pressure to Briar Cliff. The Warriors marched 80 yards down the field where they scored again, this time it was Cale Crowder receiving a one yard pass from Hilton Joseph and the rout continued on as they would score 3 more times in the second quarter alone. All the players for the Warriors seemed to get in on the action as Jordin Roberts ran the ball in for a one yard touchdown and Samuel Huntley caught a six yard pass touchdown from Hilton Joseph. Tyron Jones also had a four yard run into the in zone giving him two touchdowns on the night and the Warriors a 42 point lead against the Briar Cliff Chargers.

In the third quarter the Warriors finally showed a slight sign of letting up as they allowed the Chargers to score a 13 yard touchdown to Rashad Brown from quarterback Dylan Desmarais. With the score at 42 to 7, the Warriors looked to gain back their poise and they did just that as quarterback Hilton Joseph marched the Warriors down the field 65 yards and ran the ball in himself for a 6 yard touchdown. Although the margin of score was vast, the Chargers seemed to be catching stride as they scored twice, once on a blocked kick that was ran back 65 yards by Noah Ylagan for a touchdown and another 50 yard run by Chance Barlow to end the third quarter with a score of 19 to 49. In the fourth and final quarter the Warriors would kick back in gear, as they move forward two more times on a seven yard run from Cale Crowder and an eight yard run from Edward Dominguez. As the quarter was coming to a close the Chargers would score a 67 yard touchdown by Rashad Brown from backup quarterback Chance Barlow.

After the game, redshirt junior Kahlil Grice gave his insight from the game “We needed this win to start the season out right, our team is clicking on all cylinders, and I’m excited to see how far we can go,” Grice said. Grice is defensive lineman for the Warriors and is from Century, Florida. Also giving his recollections from the game was tight end Davonte Bell. “We as a team are learning how to play together and we are growing, everyone is working hard and it is paying off,” Bell said.