“There’s no place like home.” That was the feeling as the Home Coming crowd witnessed the Rams stomp the Warriors of Indian Land by the score of 48-0.
It’s always a pleasure to come home and see the faces of classmates from “back in the day”. However, it is even more gratifying when you can hang out with your buddies while watching a transformed powerhouse football team. To note, the Rams lead the state as the top defensive team and the quick-strike offense ranks in the top five overall.
The Rams defense shut down the Warriors early in the first quarter. However, the Rams only led by the score of 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. Seconds into the second quarter, the Rams were facing a third and fifteen yards to go for a first down. Seth Truesdale connected with Sergio Johnson on a 48-yard post pattern to set up a first down and goal situation with the ball spotted on the 8-yard line. The Rams were not able to punch it in and settled for a FG attempt. The kick was wide right and the Warriors took over possession. Facing second down and ten yards to go, (25) McQueen intercepted a Warriors’ pass and gave the ball back to the offense. Sergio Johnson did not waste anytime and got the ball in the end zone to increase the score to 14-0. At the 7:16 mark, Sergio Johnson was on the receiving end once again of a Truesdale pass for another touch down and a 21-0. The defense continued to deny the Warriors any hope of scoring and Josh McCall cemented the game as he returned an interception 55 yards into the end zone for another Rams’ touch down and a half time score of 28-0.
Prior to the start of the third quarter, the warriors were noticeably tired and did not appear eager to return to the field. The Rams received the kick off but were a little bit out of sync as they fumbled the ball to the Warriors at the 10:54 mark of the third quarter. The Warriors returned the favor and coughed the ball up at the 10:36 mark. Truesdale and company had three straight incomplete passes before he threw a 23-yard TD pass to Sergio Johnson for a 35-0 Rams advantage.
The remainder of the game was a time for coaches and players to prepare for the next game as substitutes were given the opportunity to play. Once again, this was a total team effort and display of a well-balanced team. The Warriors came into the game with the approach of forcing the Rams to beat them with the pass by applying pressure to the quarterback and close man coverage on the receivers. Nevertheless, the Rams had too many weapons and too much speed for the Warriors to successfully defend. As a result, the Rams were able to put the game out of reach at half time and gave the fans a chance to enjoy the half time festivities.
Congratulations to all of the Rams on the victory. The Rams are home again this Friday (Oct. 9) at 7:30 p.m. against Lewisville. Come out and support your Rams.