The Morse Tigers proved to be too much to handle for the Hoover Cardinals. The Tigers breezed past by a score of 46-7.
Hoover was unable to sustain a drive for most of the night. The option did not fool the Morse defense. Hoover tries to keep its offense on the field for most of the night, dominating the time of possession, but Morse’s defense had another plan.
Morse kept the ball on the ground for most of the night, and four different players found the end zone. Tim Patrick rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Kenny Brooks rushed for 96 yards and snagged a defensive interception. Standout player and Saxophonist, Martell Irby ended his night with 90 yards and one touchdown. The key player for Morse was A.J. Vilaysane. In the first quarter A.J. took the ball around the left side for a 19 yard touchdown. He was able to showcase his speed, but left the crowd in awe after he ran through a Hoover defensive player at the goal line.
Next week Hoover will look to rebound and faces a winless Fallbrook at home. Morse takes to the road and has a 2 hour drive in order to take on Brawley.
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This week four matchup has the Hoover Cardinals traveling to Morse High School to face the Tigers. Both teams appear to be very even on paper, coming into this matchup with a 1-2 record.
The Tigers are coming off of a tough loss to Chula Vista. In their last game, the dynamic running duo of Quarterback Tim Patrick and running back Martell Irby was held in check. Look for the Tigers to try and cut them loose early in the game with an up-tempo offensive approach. When asked about how he plans on stopping the duo, Hoover’s Head Coach, Jimmy Morgan’s said “Morse has two guys that are really good athletes, one that is a great saxophonist [Martell Irby Week 2 Student Athlete Spotlight] and we will have a hard time containing them. Our expectation is to play sound defense just as we have in the past three games.”
The Cardinals are coming off a loss at Mountain Empire. The Cardinals dominate time of possession and succeed at running the clock. Coach Morgan’s explained, “We plan to keep our offense on the field, run the clock down, and convert on crucial key downs.”
It appears that we are in for a true defensive battle. Each team will look to contain the others offensive weapons. Kickoff for the game is at 6:30 at Morse High School. Be sure to check out the highlights at 10:30 on the KUSI Prep Pigskin Report. For up to the minute scoring updates follow @RedJacketArmy and @KUSIPPR on Twitter.