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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Cyclones continue early roll
Trying to stop an Eastern View offense averaging 40 points a game would have been hard enough for Spotsylvania with a full squad.
Trying to do it shorthanded well, it was never going to end well for the home team.
The Cyclones continued their rampant start to the season with a 48–0 road victory Friday night over Spotsylvania to remain undefeated this year.
Eastern View junior running back Kendrick Kube rushed 13 times for 83 yards and three touchdowns, and scored another touchdown on a punt return.
Sophomore quarterback Josh Stallings commanded the Cyclone offense brilliantly, throwing for 253 yards and three touchdowns.
“We were trying to spread the ball around,” Eastern View head coach Greg Hatfield said after the game. “Our running backs played well, our receivers played well.”
The Knights (2–2) went into the game with multiple key offensive players sidelined through injury. Then they lost starting quarterback Darius Carter to an injury in the second quarter. Carter did not return.
“That’s not an excuse,” Spotsylvania head coach Ben Lawrynas said about his team’s lack of healthy bodies. “We’ve just got to come together and play football.”
It didn’t take the Cyclones long to begin their latest scoring barrage.
On the fourth play of the opening drive, Kube rumbled into the end zone on a 37-yard scoring run, just 1:14 seconds into the game.
Kube added two more scores in the first half for an offense that did its work with blazing efficiency. The Cyclones averaged just four plays per possession on their six offensive scoring drives.
Unfortunately for the Knights, the Cyclone defense was just as tough.
Eastern View (5–0) allowed only five first downs all night, and two of those were via Cyclone penalties.
Hatfield’s defense had six sacks—three by junior lineman Timmy Morris—and forced eight punts. The Knights never made it closer than the Eastern View 19-yard line.
With the whole team riding high, some might say that the upcoming bye week comes at a wrong time for the Cyclones.
“No, we need it,” Hatfield said. “We’re a little banged up.”
If this is how Eastern View looks banged up, good luck stopping them fully healthy.