Stratford quarterback Walker McBryde delivers a pass against Spearman on Friday night. [Ernie Bowers/ For Press Pass Sports]
It wasn’t the game many fans thought it might be in a small school showdown between Spearman and Stratford on Friday night at E.L. “Sam” Bass Stadium.
The Elks took full control from its first possession of the game and dominated to a 54-0 blanking of the Lynx in a very one-sided affair.
Stratford moves to 3-1 on the season while Spearman suffers its first loss of the year, falling to 3-1.
THE STRATFORD OFFENSE
In uncharacteristic fashion from years past, the Elks used an newly implemented up-tempo spread offense that was very effective.
Stratford opened the game up early, putting Spearman on its heels by building a 21-0 first quarter lead.
The Lynx never recovered from the deficit, and Stratford’s offense never slowed down. Coach Matt Lovorn’s team scored on all eight possessions, piling up 543 yards of offense.
It was a balanced effort with 307 yards coming by the ground game, and 236 coming by the passing attack.
A gang of Stratford defenders wrap up Spearman‘s Jack Wilkerson (5) on Friday night. [Ernie Bowers/ For Press Pass Sports]
THE STRATFORD DEFENSE
Not to be overlooked, Stratford’sdefense was equally as impressive as its offense. Spearman quarterback Brenen Thompson broke loose on a 30-yard run on the first play of the game. But from that moment forward the Elks collapsed the young QB and shut down any resemblance of the Lynx rushing game.
Spearman mustered a total of 92 yards with only seven first downs on the evening.
Iuden Romero catches a touchdown pass for the Elks against Spearman on Friday night. [Ernie Bowers/ For Press Pass Sports]
STARS OF THE GAME
Quarterback Walker McBryde picked a part the Lynx, hitting 17 of 21 passes for 236 yards with three touchdown tosses. Two of McBryde’s TD passes came to the versatile Iuden Romero. Romero hauled in four catches for 105 yards for two scores and carried the ball nine times for 89 yards and a touchdown. Running back Brit McQuitty had 14 touches for 105 yards and a TD.
Stratford 54, Spearman 0
Spearman 0 0 0 0 — 0
Stratford 21 14 13 6 — 54
Key stat:Stratford 543 yards of offense.
Rushing: Brit McQuitty 14-105.
Passing: Walker McBryde 17-21-0-236.
Receiving: Iuden Romero 4-105