Holy Spirit falls to Ellwood Christian
Fri. September 07, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. | By Special to TuscPreps.com
Holy Spirit running back Michael Al-Dijaili (20) tries to find running room against the Ellwood Christian Academy Eagles (Photo by Tim Reeves, Selma Times-Journal)
By Tim Reeves
The Selma Times-Journal
SELMA | After not winning a game in AISA football the past two seasons, the Ellwood Christian Academy Eagles are off to a 2-0 record in AHSAA after beating Holy Spirit 62-6 on Thursday night.
"Despite the score, we have a long way to go and a lot of work to do," Ellwood Christian head coach Mike Stokes said. "Yes, we played well tonight, but there are still mistakes that we are making, silly mistakes, and areas that must get better."
Even while his team celebrated its victory nearby, Stokes was focused on one statistic that bothered him the most.
"We can not expect to have 105 yards in penalties and expect to beat any of the teams we have remaining on our schedule," Stokes said. "That is something we are going to work on, and work on hard before next week.
In fact, the Eagles had more yards in penalties, 105, then the Titans had overall.
The Eagles racked up 286 yards of total offense, while holding the Titans to just 80 total yards.
At the end of the first half, the Titans had minus-9 yards of offense.
Sophomore quarterback Jalen Furlow had another good week managing the Eagles running attack. Furlow was 2-for-2 passing in just over a half of action, for 31 yards and one touchdown, while picking up another 33 yards rushing.
Alex Arrington led the Eagles in rushing, picking up 67 yards on three carries, including one 23-yard score.
Eagle running back Deriaun Glenn picked up 56 yards on the ground, which included a 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
For Holy Spirit (0-2, 0-1 in region), its lone score came early in the fourth quarter, when quarterback Garrett Anderson ran up the middle from four yards out. The two-point attempt failed and ended the scoring on the evening.