Pack pitches shutout against White Oak
Published 12:14 am Saturday, October 6, 2012
The Washington football team bounced back from back-to-back losses by going on the road and pitching shutout against White Oak to win 34-0.
Washington quarterback Jimmy Williams, who was forced to leave in the second half of last Friday’ loss to Havelock, returned to action and ran for scores of 36 and 40 yards and caught a 52-yard TD pass from Patrick Thompson to lead the attack and get the team back on track.
“There are lot of smiles on the players, coaches’ and fans’ faces right now,” said Washington head coach Sport Sawyer after the game. “We’ve been a little frustrated the last couple of weeks but it feels real good for the guys to get a W.”
The Pam Pack (4-3, 2-2) also got a 60-yard touchdown run from Stevie Green and Sawyer praised the work of his offensive line for providing the gaps for his backs to run through.
“I think the offensive line played pretty well,” Sawyer said. “They finished off blocks and made some nice holes.”
Washington was as good as it gets on defense as it kept the Vikings off the board for four quarters.
“Jamond Ebron and Baylone Guilford came up big on two goal-line stands and Baylone got a fumble recovery,” Sawyer said.
While the night was filled with spectacular plays, the best one of the night may have came at the end when James Austin prevented a late touchdown and preserved the Pack’s shutout with a stellar hustle play.
With the game winding down, the Pam Pack looked poised to add another score when it fumbled. The ball was scooped up by a White Oak player who took off for the end zone when Austin raced after him and tracked him down on the other end of the field to keep the Vikings off the scoreboard.