Friday, September 2, 2016
Anson High School
Haskell High School
Tigers put a Scratch in the Loss Column for Indians
By: Michael Lindsey
Haskell suffered their first loss of the season to the Anson Tigers last Friday Night 38-10. This game was closer than the score makes it look. The Tribe only trailed 13-0 at the half, when I believe you saw the Indians play much more spirited on the defensive side of the ball in the first half of this game than in week 1 against Roscoe. Penalties were a key in this game where Haskell was called for 7 being penalized for 45 yards, and Anson was only penalized 3 times for 23 yards.
Explosive plays were also important in this game and that is something the Tribe failed to have on the offensive side of the ball this week. Anson had several explosive plays generally on the ground multiple runs by #27 Mason Davis. Haskell also had most of their offense on the ground, led by Jr Rocky Haggard who carried the ball 11 times for 93 yards averaging 8.5 yards per carry and the only Touchdown of the game for the Tribe.
I would also like to point out the play of #12 Ezell Woods Sr who had 4 receptions for 62 yards averaging 15.5 yards per catch. Woods has shown the ability to be a real weapon through the air for the Indians, if he can get his hands on the ball he seems to always make the catch. Very good at adjusting while the ball is in the air to make the catch, and has enough speed the defenses seem to give him a cushion worrying about the deep ball.
After only giving up 13 points in the first half the Tribes defense seemed to wear down, while the Tigers continued to attack them with their physical power run offense. Anson has a very fast paced offense that can definitely wear a team down, trying to get a snap off about every 20 sec.
Now the Anson Tigers are in the past, and the Indians now turn their attention to the 1-1 Baird Bears. Haskell will make the tribe to Baird for the game, which are coming off a 40-13 win against Menard. According to MaxPreps.com Haskell is ranked #14 and Baird #23. The Bears have scored 40 points this season, and given up 55, while the Indians have scored 52 and given up 79. So come support the Tribe as they begin their two game road trip in Baird before they go and play their Rival Stamford the following week.
JV Haskell 8 – JV Anson 46