Javonte Lain and the defense rebounded with a stellar effort in a 42-7 win over
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Sandy Creek's defense struggled last week, giving up 42 to Alexander in a game that required a late fourth quarter comeback. There were no such struggles this week, as the Patriots held LaGrange to seven points and posted 42 of their own for a comfortable home victory.
As usual, it didn't much matter whether Eric Swinney or Delvin Weems got the rock. Both are fast and elusive, combining for 221 yards and two touchdowns apiece in this game. Weems busted off a 66 yard touchdown run in the second quarter that pushed the Patriot lead to 21-0.
The defense was stout in this one, forcing punts and generally putting Cole Garvin and his offense in good field position. Javonte Lain, Trent Sellers, Al Cooper each had a sack in the game. Micah Solomon forced a fumble early in the second quarter, leading to a 28 yard touchdown run by Eric Swinney that gave the Patriots a commanding 28-0 lead.
Quarterback Cole Garvin was efficient as usual, completing eight passes on only 13 attempts for a total of 163 yards and one touchdown pass, which came late in the first quarter on a 20 yard pass to Jacari Brooks.
Super 12 wide receiver Demarre Kitt only had one reception on the night, but he made that one count. Sandy Creek was backed up on its own seven when Kitt torched the defense up the middle, getting wide open for a 70 yard reception down to LaGrange's 23 yard line. Swinney would finish the job on that drive, running it up the middle into the endzone from 16 yards out to give Sandy Creek a 35-0 advantage late in the second quarter.
Sandy Creek was able to coast to victory in the second half, giving up one touchdown and tacking on one of their own on a run by Marvin Hubbard to seal the 42-7 win.