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Within a span of four games, the Drifters have turned their season around. After scoring 8 total points in their first two games of the season, the Drifters offense has come alive by generating 80 points in their last two games.
Their latest 47-0 victory over King & Queen Central is a testament to solid defense and a ball control offense that doesn’t know the meaning of quit.
“Our attitude is improving, and we are making improvements that are putting us in a good position to win games,” Drifter varsity head coach Jeremy Jack said. “We need to stay focused on the things we can control and play good, sound, fundamental football.”
The Drifters defense has not allowed a touchdown in five quarters. In light of the fact that the Drifters have a long history of playing iron-man football (offense and defense), there is a lot to be said about the benefits of preseason conditioning at Monroe Park. Timmy Jackson, Kiante Dickerson and Randy Ruczynski all had interceptions for Colonial Beach.
“I was pleased we took another positive step forward, and were able to move to a record of 2-2 after playing two tough games to start the season,” Jack said.
In the first quarter Dion Gonzalez scored 10 yards out. Josh Sanford’s point after kick gave the Drifters a 7-0 lead. The Drifters completed their scoring in the second quarter with an 18-yard touchdown run by Jackson.
The Drifters took a 26-0 halftime lead into the third quarter courtesy of Dickerson’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Sanford, and a 1-yard Jackson run. Jackson would finish the game with 10 carries for 106 yards.
During the third quarter, the Drifters continued their offensive assault on the Royal Tigers, as Damien Eiras scored from 10 yards out. Josh Thomas connected with Sanford for a 9-yard touchdown to complete the scoring in the third quarter.
Lashaad Thompson scored the Drifters final touchdown from 5 yards out to complete the shutout.
The Drifters will travel to Surry (0-4) this Friday for their last regional game before entering district play.
Leonard M. Banks