In their CIC opener on Friday night, the Eastbrook Panthers, coming off two tough losses to start their season, seemed to put it all together on Friday night, scoring early and often in a 58-0 rout of the Madison-Grant Argylls.
The Panthers’ vaunted running game compiled 415 yards on 51 carries, while five players scored at least one touchdown.
“They’re just a better team,” Madison-Grant Head Coach Brady Turner said. “They are faster. They are physical. They are just a good team still.”
Eastbrook scored 30 points in the first quarter and never looked back, taking control from the opening kickoff and riding that wave of momentum throughout the rest of the contest.
Sophomore Isaiah Dalton rushed for 109 yard and two touchdowns on 10 carries, while Wyatt Stephenson added 91 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries. Alden Miller, Logan Collins, and Zeke Binkerd also scored for the Panthers.
Despite the lopsided score, Turner was pleased with how his team battled, and hopes that they will continue to progress in the weeks to come.
“We kept playing,” Turner said. “Even though it was a beatdown, we just kept playing and doing what we needed to do. We got some good reps in, and found some things that we can improve on and keep working with.”
“We need to have another good week of practice. We need to continue to get better and continue to focus on ourselves. We just need to move forward and keep pushing.”