Pack blows by Eagles

Published 11:40 pm Monday, September 26, 2011

After heavy rain washed out Washington’s Coastal Conference matchup with West Craven on Friday but the wait proved to be worth it for the Pam Pack as it rolled past the Eagles 45-14 on Monday.
The Pam Pack (4-1, 2-0) got great play from each side of the ball as the offense scored five touchdowns and the defense held its opponent under 15 points for the third straight game.
Quarterback Jimmy Williams was masterful as he ran for three scores and tossed TD passes to Jack Rodman and Keane Graham, who also had ran for a touchdown. Special teams also contributed to the scoring as Washington got a 30-yard field goal from Will Cutler.
After the game Washington coach Sport Sawyer gave praise to the big guys up front.
“I think our offensive line played a lot better than what they have been,” Sawyer said. “We challenged them before the game and those guys really did a good job blocking up front.”
Throughout the season Washington has shone flashes of brilliance, but on Monday Sawyer felt his team gave a consistent effort for four quarters.
“It was 28-14 at the half and our defense put the clamps on them in the second half,” Sawyer said. “It was a good win for us.”
Since Washington switched to a 3-4 defense three games ago it has held teams to 14 points or less. It’s a trend the Pack hopes can continue.
“Our guys are flying around and making plays on the edge,” Sawyer said. “Our secondary has done a nice job of staying on top of receivers and not letting anyone beat them.”
The last time out Washington had some trouble snapping the ball, but on Monday there were no such issues. Ball security was at a maximum as the team committed just one turnover.
“We challenged center Dylan Cutler to play better and tonight the snaps were right on time,” Sawyer said. “It was a big part of our offense and allowed us to get some continuity. He had a really good night. It’s something a lot of people don’t think of but it all starts there.”
The Pam Pack will be back in action on Friday when it plays at Havelock.