Guards get the win over White Oak

Roughnecks pick up their third loss against Brook Hill

By: Keller Lott

Coming off a victory, the Roughnecks traveled to Bullard and took on Brook Hill looking for their third win of the season Friday, September 16, but dropped the game in a 55-29 loss.

After only nine passing attempts, senior quarterback Landyn Grant was sidelined due to a concussion, so White Oak opted for a ground attack rushing for 355 yards and three touchdowns. Senior Azriel Sosa finished with 33 yards with his touchdown. Junior De Williams scored a 60-yard breakaway rushing touchdown, and senior Noah Carter posted two touchdowns: a 71-yard rushing and a 99-yard kick-off return.

“It was tough losing Landyn because he’s our guy, but I knew I had to step up,” Carter said. “Injuries have affected our team tremendously because every guy is important, so every time someone gets hurt, it’s a big loss.”

Once Grant went down, Carter replaced him in the backfield, gaining 157 rushing yards in the process.

“Changing positions was definitely different, but I wasn’t nervous because I know what I’m capable of,” Carter said. “I had to give it everything because my team needed me. I still know we can do good things, but we need to step up as a whole by doing our jobs and staying on the same page.”

Carter’s effort resulted in 304 all-purpose yards to go along with his two touchdowns and 10 tackles defensively, showing up when offensive coordinator Kyle Adams moved him to the backfield. 

“I think any time you have injuries it’s a detriment to the team, but having Noah at quarterback gives us another wrinkle we can throw in if we need it,” Coach Adams said. “I think we learned that we can open up the playbook a little bit more. This week we’ll install a few new packages to the offense with Noah at quarterback, but we’re getting to the point where we don’t have anything else to add to the offense. However, we need to be more prepared for the first quarter no matter who’s in the backfield.”