Down, set, hike: PLAS Termite Patriots beat stiff competition Tuesday night
Published 3:00 am Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Head coach for the Termites, Kevin Smith said the team played great defense all night.
“We played great defense,” Smith said. “The boys were excited to get their first win of the season.”
No. 32 Davis Kilcrease, a fourth grader at Pike Liberal Arts, scored the Patriots’ one and only touchdown of the night. Smith also said KC Bradford, Phenix Griffin and Connor Thrash played well Tuesday night.
“Kilcrease ran a 60-yard touchdown on a reverse,” Smith said. “We basically whipped our outside backers, and our inside backers. They played really well. Our line did great tonight.”
Smith said while the team could have been considered an underdog to the Eagles, they held their own.
“We only played with 14 players, and they have 32 players, so we played well,” Smith said. “It was a good win.”
The Termites are now 1-1 for the season after falling to Lee Scott Academy earlier in the season. Smith said the momentum from Tuesday’s win would hopefully carry into the rest of the season.
“It was big to get a win tonight, especially against Fort Dale.”
The Termites will travel to Hope Hull Saturday, Sept. 13 to play in a tournament hosted by the Hooper Academy Colts, and Smith said the team would look to continue to better themselves when it came to fundamentals.
“They’re getting better,” Smith said. They’re hitting better. They’re fundamentally learning how to play better.”