St. Francis ran it well to jump on top of the Eagles early and went on to a 53-14 victory Friday night.
On offense and defense, (St. Francis) took it to us last night,” North Cobb Christian coach Scott Ryle said about watching his team’s opponent put 45 points on the scoreboard before halftime. “The kids responded and continued to play the whole game.
“They were a great football team. They were the best team we’ve played all year, by far.”
Ryle said it was North Cobb Christian’s goal to stop the St. Francis’ fullback and the Eagles contained him for the most part. However, they
couldn’t contain St. Francis’ other rushers.
Chandler Moeller was the offensive highlight for the Eagles, rushing 156 yards and two touchdowns. Moeller scored his first touchdown in the first quarter to cut the St. Francis lead to 14-7 and scored his second one late in the fourth quarter when the game was already out of reach.
Offensively, the Eagles (1-8) are still working to finish drives. They had one stall in St. Francis territory and couldn’t get points out of it.
Defensively, North Cobb Christian’s focus is tackling.
Several missed tackles in the first half resulted in St. Francis extending drives and scoring. One came on fourth and four when it could have made a stop.
After back-to-back weeks of going up against the option, the Eagles will prepare to defend the spread when they host Clarkston to end the season.
“As a new coach, this is the foundation that we’re going to build off of,” Ryle said. We’re excited about the opportunity to get another game this week.”