Varsity Boys: Warriors fall to Glencoe in Week Two


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The Warriors’ offense takes the field against Glencoe. Photo by Scotty Douglass

By Jaden Rapaport, Sportswriter

The Cleveland Warriors football team was optimistic heading into a game against Glencoe following their victory over Woodburn in week one, but their hopes of another win were quickly dashed as Glencoe rolled over them 49-0 Sept. 8.

Despite the Warriors receiving the opening kickoff, they quickly turned the ball over to Glencoe. This was the result of throwing an interception as they led 6-0 due to a failed conversion. The Warriors’ defense did come up with a few stops, including an interception at the one yard line, but overall the Cleveland defense was no match for Glencoe’s high-powered offense. After the first quarter, the Crimson Tide led 21-0.

Things just got worse for the Warriors as Jake Cashion Jr, Cleveland’s star halfback and strong safety, went down with an injury early in the second quarter. It seemed like the Warriors could do nothing on either side of the ball and they went into the locker room at halftime trailing 42-0.

The rest of the game was mostly a stalemate as the Warriors did string a few drives together, but failed to score.

Cleveland looks to rebound next week as they travel to Marshall to start off the league season and take on the Grant Generals.


Week Three: Warriors drop second straight game to Grant Generals


The Cleveland Warriors were hopeful for their game against the Grant Generals on Friday, Sept. 15, but they came up short as they lost 40-0 and were shutout for the second straight week.

Grant received the opening kickoff and within the first two minutes, their quarterback, Demarques Singelton Jr. had thrown a 70-yard touchdown pass and Grant led 7-0.

On Cleveland’s first offensive play, after Cleveland had received the ball, quarterback Jaydon Hamblin threw an interception that was returned all the way the the 15 yard line of the Warriors. Grant however, was unable to convert on the short field they were given as they fumbled at the 1 yard line, mere inches from the end zone. The Warriors would go on to piece together an 80-yard drive, but it stalled out at the Grant 19 as they turned it over on downs.

Cleveland did come close to scoring two other times when they drove down to the endzone but threw an interception, and also when defensive end Kevin Rain sacked the quarterback near Grant’s own end zone but instead of a safety, the ball was spotted at the  one yard line and at halftime the Generals led 27-0.

The second half was extremely uneventful as Grant tacked on two more touchdowns as they controlled the ball for most of the third and fourth quarters.

The Warriors look to improve to 2-2 next week as they take on the winless Wilson Trojans.