MCLOUD – Despite a few lapses on defense, the McLoud Redskins improved to 2-0 with a 36-14 win over Oklahoma Centennial Friday night.
“It was an undisciplined night, but whenever you can start the season 2-0 it's always great,” coach Rusty Hall said. “With that said, each time they scored, the drives were prolonged by penalties.We jumped offsides two times in a row.”
On McLoud's first possession of the game, they marched down the field on an 11-play drive capped off by a Braxton Hall touchdown. The ensuring extra point by Hunter Ryan was good, giving McLoud an early 7-0 lead.
Oklahoma Centennial would get a touchdown in the first half on a 4-yard touchdown pass.
Early in the second quarter, Hall hooked up with Coye Campbell on a 38-yard touchdown. Ryan booted the extra point through putting the Redskins up 14-6.
In the Redskins' last possession of the first half, with time expiring Hall found Zac Green on a 62-yard touchdown. The extra point was no good and McLoud took a 20-6 lead going into halftime.
“When I rolled out, I saw the safeties and corners floating to me, and I knew I had to get Zac the ball,” Braxton Hall said.
To start the second half, the Redskins went u 28-6 behind a four yard Hall touchdown pass to Conner Chaney.
Centennial would make things interesting in the fourth quarter when they scored on a 15-yard touchdown pass.
The Redskins answered right back when Hall hit Damien Dye on a 16-yard pass. Tyler Jones caught the two point conversion and gave the Redskins the 36-16 lead.
Braxton Hall led the Redskins passing attack, going 10 for 12 with 161 yards and three touchdowns. Hall also chipped in 74 yards on the ground.
Damien Dye was the Redskins leading rusher with 83 yards. Dye also caught a touchdown and had 30 yards receiving.
Zac Green led the Redskins in receiving for the second week in a row. Green had 58 yards on two receptions and hauled in one touchdown. Campbell also had one reception for 38 yards.
On defense, Shane Rodriguez recorded four sacks in the victory.