By Bobby Bayha Sports Correspondent. The Sharon Eagles football team lost against Westwood on Friday night by a score of 32-0. With the loss, the Eagles drop to a record of 3-6.
The Wolverines were able to jump to an early lead in the first quarter over the Eagles. Although the Eagles were able to stop Westwood’s initial drive, a muffed punt gave the Wolverines the ball back at the 25. Westwood quickly capitalized with a 12 yard touchdown toss, and a two point conversion gave them the lead 8-0.
The Wolverines defense stopped Sharon’s first drive, forcing a three and out and a punt. On Westwood’s ensuing drive, they ran 13 plays, but they were ultimately stopped on the Sharon 20 yard line. Once again the Wolverines clamped down on the Sharon offense, and forced another punt.
The Wolverines were able to add to their point total just before the conclusion of the first half. An excellent punt return brought the Wolverines down to the Sharon 10, and they were able to score on the second play. A second two point conversion brought the Westwood lead to 16-0.
The Eagles received the second half kickoff and quickly moved the ball into Westwood territory. Strong running from running backs Matt Cancian and Juvan Elisma brought Sharon down to the Westwood 33. A turnover on 4th and short gave the Wolverines the ball back, which they eventually turned into another 8 points.
The best offensive possession for the Eagles came at the beginning of the fourth quarter. With the score 32-0, the drive featured some rushing, but most of the yards were gained through the air. Quarterback Rob Bayha completed 4 passes on the drive for a total of 46 yards, but the drive ended in no points.
The Eagles were held scoreless for the rest of the game, and dropped the contest by a score of 32-0. Senior Captain Tyler Smith said the team will need to practice and prepare better in order to beat Whitman-Hanson on Saturday. “We have to come ready to get better during practice this week. We have one more big game before Thanksgiving and it’s crucial we end the season on a high note” said Smith.
Senior Wesley Fixler said the team must stay together and play as a unit if they want to finish the season strong. “The new playoff presents challenges with the schedule, but it is imperative that we work together for these final weeks” said Fixler.
The Eagles will host Whitman Hanson on Saturday, November 14th for their next game.