Titans ramble past Eagles, 62-0
Powerful Carl Albert scored early and often at Cameron Stadium Friday night to jolt the Eisenhower Eagles in a District 5-A 2 contest, 62-0.
The Titans, defending state 5-A champions and rated number 2 this season, scored the first five times they had possession of the ball on offense to build an insurmountable lead. Throw in a defensive touchdown and a special teams TD and things quickly got out of hand.
“We got beat by a better team,” said Eisenhower head coach Eric Gibson. “We’re not there yet. We got our tails beat.”
The young Eagles could never get anything going offensively and on defense they invaribly gave up big plays on third down. They just could not find a way to slow down the Carl Albert juggernaut.
After forcing a three-and-out on Ike’s game opening possession, the Titans went to work. Starting on its own 41, it took nine plays for Carl Albert to put points on the scoreboard. Standout running back Javion Hunt carried on five of them, but the big play was a 20-yard carry by Cobe Crews on thir-and-two at the Ike 35. On the next play Hunt took a pitch from Ben Harris and raced around left end for the touchdown. Jacob Eddy kicked the first of his eight extra points to make it 7-0 midway through the opening quarter.
After holding Ike for three plays and a punt, the Titans took over at their own 47. It took five plays this time. Hunt carried on the last two. He went 35 yards to the Eagle two before bursting into the end zone on the next play. Eddy’s kick made it 14-0 with 3:17 to go in the first period.
It looked like that would be the score after the first 12 minutes but Reise Collier had other plans. He picked off a Conner Collins pass thrown under great pressure, returning it 45 yards to the end zone to up the lead to 21-0 after one quarter.