Behind the 100-plus yards rushing performances of Julius Lewis and Kelly Hollis, the Subiaco Academy Trojans exploded for 412 yards of offense last Friday and defeated the Waldron Bulldogs, 48-25.
The win puts the Trojans at 3-3 for the year and 1-3 in conference place. This Friday, the Trojans will host a very fast Maumelle team. Kick off at Rebsamen Stadium is at 7 p.m.
Although Subiaco Academy put up plenty of offense, it’s defense gave up 398 yards to Waldron. That was something Subiaco Academy Coach Mike Berry mentioned.
"Offensively, it was a good night for us," Berry said. "Defensively, not so much. But, we were able to do what it took to win."
Berry also mentioned that injuries have taken their toll, especially the broken arm suffered two games ago by linebacker Christian Lowery.
"We’re beat up and banged up like a lot of people," Berry said. "We’ve had three broken arms. With Christian Lowery out, we’ve been struggling defensively."
Subiaco Academy had a big night against Waldron on the ground. Quarterback Kelly Hollis ran 16 times for 132 yards. Running back Julius Lewis ran 20 times for 131 yards. Hollis also passed for 87 yards and returned three kicks for 135 yards. He had 354 yards in the game.
Chris Post had two catches for 57 yards and Jon Vines caught two passes for 21 yards.
Defensively, Andrew Komp recorded eight tackles. Vines, Hollis and Post had seven tackles each. Hollis also had a fumble recovery.
Preparing for Maumelle will require and lot of hard work this week, Berry said.
"They are a very athletic and very good football team," Berry said. "We’re going to have to keep their speed in front of us because if don’t tackle them in space, they can make you look silly."