Behind a complete team effort, Williams Field rolled over McClintock 47-0 Friday night to improve to 6-0 on the season.
The Black Hawks offense piled up 520 yards of total offense, dominating the Chargers all night and opening up huge holes for the Williams Field running backs. The Black Hawks amassed 310 yards rushing on the evening and averaged over 10 yards per carry.
“Our offensive line all night was just plummeting guys into the ground,” quarterback Jeddediah Fagg said. “We were really physical tonight and I think that was a key factor.”
Fagg played pretty well himself, completing 14 of his 24 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns. His favorite target was receiver Cole Forsgren, who caught nine passes for 157 yards and three touchdowns.
“He’s a real good receiver," Fagg said. "I love him to death. I’ve been throwing to him since sophomore year and he’s a great wide receiver. It’s good to have him out there.”
As good as the offense was, the defense played even better for Williams Field. The Black Hawks limited McClintock (2-4) to just 197 yards of total offense on the night. Chargers running back Esteban Arteaga was held to just 60 yards rushing on the night, with 47 of those yards coming on one play. The defense also shut down playmaking quarterback Dominic Orona, limiting him to just 22 rushing yards and intercepting him three times.
“The defense did an outstanding job,” Williams Field coach Steve Campbell said. “Their quarterback is an athlete and we knew if he was going to be healthy it definitely would change their offense. I thought the defense did a great job with him.”
The special teams for Williams Field got into the act as well, blocking two punts and forcing a fumble on a kickoff – a play that turned out to be a huge momentum swing early and helped put the game out of reach. Kicker Blake Ruiz also added field goals of 22 and 32 yards.
Despite all the positives, Campbell recognized that his team didn’t play perfect. The Black Hawks committed two turnovers in the first half and were penalized heavily, particularly before halftime, racking up nine infractions for 105 yards. The schedule gets considerably tougher for Williams Field the rest of the way, and Campbell was concerned with these issues.
“Those are focus things. We just got to be a little more focused and a little more wired into the details. We talk all the time about being high and tight with the football and both fumbles we had we were carrying it away from our bodies, so that’s something we’ll go back and look at,” he said. “And the penalties kind of work themselves out. Sometimes it takes a little while to learn what the officials are looking for in certain situations. We had a lot more penalties on the first half, but were able to cut back on them in the second half.”
Williams Field 47, McClintock 0
First Downs: Williams Field 23, McClintock 10
Rushing: Williams Field 30-310, McClintock 31-95
Passing (comp.-att.-TD-INT): Williams Field 14-25-210-3-0, McClintock 10-27-102-0-3
Fumbles-Lost: Williams Field 2-2, McClintock 3-1
Penalties-yards: Williams Field 9-105, McClintock 8-67
Williams Field 10 16 14 7 - 47
McClintock 0 0 0 0 - 0
Williams Field: Forsgren 11 pass from Fagg (Ruiz kick)
Williams Field: Ruiz 22 FG
Williams Field: Page 17 run (kick blocked)
Williams Field: Forsgren 10 pass from Fagg (Ruiz kick)
Williams Field: Ruiz 32 FG
Williams Field: Page 10 run (Ruiz kick)
Williams Field: Forsgren 13 pass from Fagg (Ruiz kick)
Williams Field: Bushman 27 run (Ruiz kick)