Photos courtesy of Chad Greene
The Eastlake Wolves freshman team had a difficult outing against Skyline Wednesday night. Eastlake opened the game receiving the ball with decent field position after a good kick return by Carson Davis. Eastlake moved the ball well against Skyline in their first possession, but Skyline eventually stopped the drive and received the ball. The Wolves defense started out strong and held Skyline and received the ball again. From then on it was tough for Eastlake to move the ball against the big defensive line and hard hitting linebackers of Skyline. The Wolves were feeling the effect of playing without linemen Jake O’Donnell and Noah Sumrall and along with other injuries were unable control the line of scrimmage nor get around the edge.
Skyline was effective at driving the ball up the middle behind a strong line and with good running backs. After scoring and missing the extra point to make the game 6-0 midway through the first quarter, Davis had another strong kick return before Eastlake turned over on downs. It looked like the Wolves defense had the next skyline drive stopped at the 50 yd line with a 4th and long situation before giving up a 35yd pass to give Skyline a first down inside the 15. Eastlake defense held strong for a several plays before giving up a touchdown to skyline followed up by a 2 point conversion to make the score 14-0.
Quarterback Grady Robison went down injured late in the first half was and was not able to reenter the game. Eastlake could not get much offense going against Skyline for the remainder of the game and though their defense and special teams played strong, Skyline’s size and strength proved too much for Eastlake on this night and the Wolves went down 30-0.
Thanks to Chad Greene for photos.
Eastlake Wolves Freshman vs. Skyline – Wednesday night Sept. 21st