Saturday, October 10, 2009

Dragons head south to Dickson

Madill’s triplets as advertised in 35-7 romp at Conger Field
By John D. Montgomery Jr. - The Purcell Register
Published: Thursday, October 1, 2009 9:01 AM CDT

Purcell will take its show on the road to Dickson Friday night trying to right the ship after two straight losses.

The Dragons need to find their offensive groove, something that has been missing the past couple of Friday nights.

Dickson will operate out of the single wing when they have the football.

“It’s a really unusual offense,” head coach Mike Wilson admitted.

“But where we’ve got to get going is our offense and our offensive line. We haven’t blocked anyone for two weeks.

“We are who I said we were at the first of the year,” Wilson continued.

“We are pretty athletic. We can run a little bit but we lost some really good linemen that we have to replace.

“The first two games it looked like we found them. But the last two weeks we’ve regressed. I just hope its because of the people we’ve been playing.”

Last Friday night at Conger Field Madill’s triplets in Darryl Fields (5), Spencer Bond (8) and Kevin Roberts (2) put on quite an offensive show and thumped the now 2-2 Dragons, 35-7.

Fields didn’t wait very long before dancing in the Purcell end zone.

He took the games’ opening kickoff back 90 yards for a touchdown, giving Madill a 7-0 lead just seven seconds into the game.

He also scored on a 28-yard run in the second half and finished the night with 223 all purpose yards.

Bond scored on runs of three and 43 and he hit Roberts with a 17-yard touchdown pass.

Purcell trailed 28-0 when Damian Shea burst through the line for a six yard touchdown run followed by a Saul Ibarra PAT.

Purcell was limited to 60 yards rushing, led by Shea with 37.

Sophomore quarterback Cole Swayze completed five of 12 passes for 97 yards while rushing for 27.

“Technically, when you look at the film,” Wilson said, “it wasn’t as bad this week as it was the previous week at Lexington.

“We were much more aggressive. We hit better. We had guys where they were supposed to be. We just couldn’t make a play on their three stars.

“The little guy out on the edge (Roberts) and the two big guys (Bond and Fields) ran through our tackles repeatedly. We were rarely out of position. We just couldn’t get it done.

“Five and 8 are better players than we are,” Wilson said.

“We weren’t able to get anything going offensively. We played hard on defense and would keep them in check. Then they would big play us.”

Madill turned a fourth and 12 into a 13-yard gain. They faced a fourth and five and make six.

Late in the first quarter with Madill still leading only 7-0, the Wildcats again faced a crucial situation.

The made a fourth and four and just into the second period turned that into a 14-0 lead.

Fields finished with 124 yards rushing on 12 carries.

For the most part he was contained by the Dragon defense, but if he got into the secondary it was Katie bar the door.

“Until he went out I thought Garrett Goldsby was having one of his better games,” Wilson said.

Goldsby was battling illness and finally was too ill to continue.

Jon Chavira also left the game due to an injury and Dylan Wilson was only a part time player due to an injury.

“Todd Hudson played well. Cedric Polk played pretty well and (Micah) Estep did a pretty good job on defense,” Wilson said.

“As far as getting to where we needed to be, our secondary guys were there. They just couldn’t get him (Fields) to the ground,” the coach said.

“There’s a reason he’s a Division I guy. He’s 6’2” tall and 220 pounds and is the state sprint champion in the 100 and 200.”

Kickoff Friday at Dickson is set for 7:30 p.m.

The Comets are 3-1 with wins over Tishomingo, Kingston and Northeast. Their lone loss came at the hands of the Plainview Indians, 34-12.

Dragon notes:

The was no nominee for Offensive Player of the Week.

Mike Wilson nominated Cedric Polk as the Defensive Player of the Week.

Polk made 11 tackles against Madill.

The Defensive Lineman of the Week nominee was Shawn Madden, with four stops.

Micah Estep, who graded out at 82 percent, was the nominee for Offensive Lineman of the Week.

Polk was credited with the big hit of the week while Tanner Bell got the special teams player of the week.

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