“Unstoppable” would be the best word to describe the running game for the Winfield Warriors as Running Back Jerel Hall and Quarterback Dustin Kneemiller combined to punish the Clopton-Elsberry IndianHawk defense with five rushing touchdowns during the season opener on Friday.
“We did not have a defensive answer for #35 (Jerel Hall),” said IndianHawks Head Coach Lynn Nutt. “He runs extremely hard and hopefully this game will be the most missed tackles we have as a team all season.”
Despite the missed tackles, most of which was due to the hard running by Hall, Coach Nutt said the teams main problem was execution.
On both sides of the ball, missed tackles, penalties, dropped passes and a bit of confusion all led to the 45-14 loss.
“As coaches, we need to find ways to get the kids bettered prepared and we will begin that by simplifying everything we do,” said Nutt.
Despite the loss, Nutt felt his team did battle throughout the whole game.
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