may have let up, but Alcovy’s rushing relentless rushing attack continued to dominate the Mustangs’ front line. On the
- ond half, Outlaw broke a 45yard touchdown run to extend Alcovy’s lead to 25-0. Even when Hoffman took out his starters, the Tigers’ reserves continued to chew up yardage on the ground.
Freshman running back Trey Sorrells, who may have earned more touches this week in practice, carried the ball four times for 64 yards including a 33-yard touchdown to extend Alcovy’s lead to 31-0 with 7:29 to go in the third period.
“I tried not to make it look bad,” Hoffman said. “I played a lot of kids tonight. I played two freshman running backs and we went with three quarterbacks. But I’m really proud of the kids. We really needed this win.”
DeVon Edwards had a nice night on the ground and he too got in on the big play barrage when he broke a 65-yard touchdown late in the game.
Alcovy’s defense forced two turnovers and played solid all night. Ola moved the ball in- side the Tigers’ 5-yard line twice but came away empty each time.
“We made some mistakes that hurt us, but those goal line stands were huge,” Hoffman said.
Outlaw’s monster night could have been 110 times better had he not had runs of 45 and 65 yards called back for holding penalties. Those were about the only mistakes the Tigers made.
“With three games to go and you’re still in the playoff hunt, you have to be happy with that,” Hoffman said. “I told the kids the other day that three years ago when the school opened or even two years ago, not a lot of people thought we would be where we are right now so I feel good about that. But we still have a ways to go.”