The No. 1 ranked Douglas Bearcats used the big play to run out to a 45-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 45-8 victory over the Torrington Trailblazers Friday in Douglas.
“Defensively we seemed to be feast or famine but more famine then anything in the first half,” Torrington coach Brian Harms said. “Douglas ground game either got little or no yardage or it was a big play.”
The Bearcats rushed the ball 17 times in the first half, with six of those carries going for a yard or less and the other 11 averaging 23-yard per rush.
Douglas scored 24 first-quarter points and added three more scores in the second to take a 45-0 lead at intermission.
Torrington’s lone touchdown of the evening came in the fourth when Blake Wisroth hooked up with Luke Eddington on a nine-yard reception. Isaac Brown added the two-point conversion.
Evan Rader led the Blazers offensively with 14 carries for 16 yards while Brown added five carries for 11 yards. Eddington completed 5-of-28 passes for 61 yards and two interceptions.
Brown recorded 17 defensive points with a fumble recovery to lead Torrington while Eddington finished with 13.
“There is no doubt this has been a tough season for THS football,” Harms said. “One of our main problems all year was that we didn’t start the season real deep at the varsity level in the first place and were forced with different starting lineups each week. It was very difficult developing continuity especially on the offensive line where it really pays to have the same kids each week.
“As a coaching staff we should have done some things quite different but we need to honor what we tell the kids and that is, ‘You need to learn from your mistakes and work to be a better man from those mistakes’,” he added. “I think all of us will find ways to make this season worthwhile.”
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