Eagles’ fast-paced offense runs past SEM
Establishing the running game is head coach Andy Seamann’s goal each time the Eagles take the field.
Friday night, that established running game added up 215 yards in the 54-22 handling of Sumner-Eddyville-Miller.
“We watched film on them and had an idea that we could attack them on the ground,” Seamann said. “As a team we did a good job of staying on our blocks and making people miss.”
The Eagles made the game look too easy as they scored 40 points in the first quarter.
Seamann said the success on their early drives led to an increased confidence in the guys as they continued to gain bunches of yards.
The Eagles tried something different against SEM, Seamann said. The first two offensive series were scripted, and the no huddle offense on the second drive was great, he said.
Jon Taullie received a pass and ran in the first touchdown of the game and the Eagles were on their way.
“The kids really played well when they knew what was going to be called and had a sense of what was going on,” Seamann said. “We will continue to script some series so they can play with confidence.
No one showed more confidence than quarterback Trevor Mann.
Mann threw for 131 yards and two touchdown completing nearly 80% of his passes. He also led the team in rushing with 84 yards and a touchdown.
“Trevor had a great week of practice building up to the game,” Seamann said. “We made sure his first couple passes were ones that he could complete and gain confidence with.”
Cody Warren ran in three touchdowns in the first half, all from fairly short yardage.
Just before halftime, Chase Viter caught a pass from Mann who found him all alone in the endzone.
Brady would score one more touchdown in the third quarter before Seamann sent in the reserves.
SEM managed to score 22 points in the fourth quarter while the reserves scored a touchdown of their own.
The Eagles face their first district opponent next week when they host Medicine Valley, a team who made it deep into the playoffs last season.
“They are a good team that has had our number the last couple meetings,” Seamann said.
Brady will try to use more no huddle and go even more uptempo than they did against SEM, Seamann said.
“Our first few plays will be scripted and we will go from there.”
Seamann added that this game was important and that the kids understand what a win would mean for their season.
“We didn’t hardly talk about the win after beating SEM,” Seamann said. “We knew we had to start looking ahead to this week.”