Painful loss for the Pack

Published 11:20 pm Friday, October 7, 2011

It was an ugly night all the way around for Washington as it lost 21-0 to Coastal Conference rival White Oak and was forced to look on as starting quarterback Jimmy Williams had to be carted off the field on a stretcher in the second quarter on Friday night.

For the Pam Pack (4-3, 2-2), the sting from the defeat will last few days, but the pain felt from the loss of Williams could be felt for a few weeks.

The injury took place with under two minutes left in the second quarter as the Washington was desperately trying to get points on the board before the break.

Williams drifted to his left but throw to his right as he completed a pass to D.J. Bell, who hauled the ball in with one hand for a 10-yard gain. As Williams let go of the ball he was drilled by 6-4, 232-pound defensive end Michael Warren and was knocked to the ground where he laid motionless.

Williams was on the ground for nearly eight minutes as a hushed crowd looked on until he was taken off the field in a stretcher having suffered a severe concussion and a broken nose.

When the action resumed, White Oak (2-6, 1-3) used a combination of a powerful rushing attack led by Steven Moses, Ricky Elizondo and Alex Fuller, and mixed it with a stellar defensive effort to comfortably pull away from the Pam Pack.

“They were more physical than us,” Washington coach Sport Sawyer said. “There was no secret to what they were going to do. They were going to play old school football and run right at us and they picked up five yards a chunk. We couldn’t stop it.”

The Vikings took a 6-0 lead on their first possession as they pieced together a 57-yard drive that ended with fullback Alex Fuller plowing into the end zone from three yards out at the 5:37 mark in the first quarter.

The two teams would go scoreless in the second quarter, but White Oak would add another score in the third when Moses ripped off a 57-yard run and Elizondo added a two-point conversion with under five minutes to go in the quarter.

With Williams out, the Pam Pack alternated between D.J. Bell and Thomas Remick at the quarterback spot, but neither were able to sustain lengthy drives as Washington was overmatched at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball Friday.

In his two quarters of action Williams connected on three of his seven passes for 27 yards, while Bell was 0-1 Remick was 3-6 for 17 yards.

The Pam Pack ground attack was nowhere to be found as it ran 21 times for 50 yards, as opposed the Vikings, who averaged 6.3 yards per carry as they ran 60 times for 378 yards and three scores.

One positive note was the play of punter Jack Rodman, who boomed several punts to back up the White Oak attack.

White Oak     6  0  14  7  — 21

Washington   0  0  0  0  —   0

Scoring summary

WO — Alex Fuller 3 run (two points failed) 5:37, 1st.

WO — Steven Moses 47 run (Ricky Elizondo two points), 4:58, 3rd.

WO — Kendall White 3 run (kick good), 4:33, 4th.