(Oct. 4, 2013) Last Friday, the Stephen Decatur football team did not play as well as it had the three weeks prior and the Kent Island Buccaneers took advantage, winning the game in Stevensville 42-8.
“We just didn’t even show up (to play). It wasn’t the same team this past week,” said Decatur Coach Bob Knox. “We didn’t play with the intensity or all-out effort like we did the first three games.”
By halftime, Kent Island had built a 42-0 lead. Decatur held its opponent scoreless in the second half.
With just over six minutes remaining in the contest, senior P.J. Copes scored from about five yards out. Junior quarterback Justin Meekins was successful on the two-point conversion.
Copes rushed 15 times for 45 yards and a touchdown. Meekins ran the ball four times, accumulating 56 yards. He was 3-for-9 throwing for 46 yards.
On defense, senior Wyatt Brady led Decatur with six tackles.
Knox said Monday evening that the Seahawks would work to correct the mistakes made last Friday during practices this week before tonight’s (Friday’s) game against the Easton Warriors.
The Seahawks watched game film of Easton Monday to help them prepare for the Oct. 4 battle.
“We’ll see an athletic, fast team Friday,” Knox said.
He said the Seahawks’ recipe for success is “to be disciplined, not make turnovers, play every play like it’s our last and be physical.”
“If we’re going to win, that’s what we’ve got to do,” he said.
Tonight is Decatur’s homecoming game. Fireworks will be shot off during halftime and after the game, Knox said. The homecoming king and queen will be recognized during the halftime break. Game time is 6 p.m.