quarter, Ryan stripped the ball from Strand and recovered on the Warrior 32. Five plays later, Doyle scored on an 11-yard run and Ryan ran in the two-point conversion for a 14-7 lead with 9:35 left in the game.
“The big thing for me, I thought the kids played great,” Griffith said. “They (Kent Island) are good up front. They’ve got a good power running game. I thought defensively we played real well.
“We’re not out yet,” Griffith continued of the playoffs. “We need some help, but ultimately, we can only worry about what we can do, which is go out and play Easton Warrior football, which we didn’t do tonight because of all the penalties. That killed us.”
Easton entered the weekend holding the No. 5 spot behind Kent Island, Queen Anne’s, North Caroline and Elkton in the 2A East. The Warriors need to defeat Wicomico and Cambridge-South Dorchester in their last two regular-season games, and need either Queen Anne’s, North Caroline or Elkton to completely fall apart over the final two weeks, to qualify for the postseason.
While the Bucs bolstered their No. 1 standing atop the region, Ferragamo liked his team’s grit, but made it aware there’s work to do on the little things over the following weeks.
“If you’re looking for a pretty team, you’re in the wrong spot,” Ferragamo said with a grin. “And you always have been with Kent Island. We’ve always had the kind of guys who are a little undersized, a little slower than other people. But what they do is they play together. And they’re extremely unselfish.
“We have some people who can do some damage with the ball, and it all depends on what’s working,” Ferragamo said. “Our running game, it wasn’t what it needed to be today. We had trouble moving their big bodies inside. But when you have three running backs, you have to have guys that are unselfish, and that’s what we have.
“We don’t fumble. We don’t get punts blocked. We don’t have penalties. And all three of those things happened,” Ferragamo said. “We had a personal foul. That kind of stuff can’t happen if we want to be successful. We’re not that good. We have to play smart, disciplined football.” Follow me on Twitter @Bill_Haufe. Email me at bhaufe @stardem.com