The Rush Springs Redskins hosted the Apache Warriors Friday night for an old rivalry game. It was a slow first quarter, but the Warriors got on the board first with a pick six. Nic Lindsey, #20, returned the interception to make it 6-0. They would also add a 2-point conversion and the score was 8-0 with 7:05 remaining in the 1stquarter.
Lindsey and the Warriors would go on to have a monster 2nd quarter and add 3 scores to their total: making it 30-0 at the half. Quarterback Triton Ivy scored a 29-yard touchdown and a 2-point conversion. Lindsey added the other 2, a 1-yard rush and then a 30 yarder to end the half.
Rush Springs started the 2nd half with some life as they caused Apache to fumble the ball, but that wouldn’t last as the Warrior defense proved tough and completed the shutout. The defense put an exclamation point on the game with a blocked punt halfway through the 4th.
Head coach of the Warriors, Larry McDaniel, was proud of his team
“Injuries have taken a toll on us early,” he said, “we challenge the defense to a shutout all week long and they came up big tonight.” – Coach McDaniel
McDaniel also said that they are excited about the coming weeks. His team should be healthy as they are off one week and play Walters in two. He expects them to stay bought in and positive.
“A lot of teams, when you’re 0-3 and have high expectations, have a lot of chances to get down and discouraged, but these guys haven’t.” – Coach McDaniel
Apache (1-3) has a bye week and then will face the Walters Blue Devils to start district play. Rush Springs (0-3) will face the Dibble Demons next week as they look for their first win of the year.
– Greydon Buhlig, See you next week under the lights