New Smyrna Beach blanks Titusville

New Smyrna Beach blanks Titusville

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New Smyrna Beach blanks Titusville

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TITUSVILLE – Playing in their first home game since Aug. 31, the Titusville Terriers were held to just 105 yards of total offense and six first downs as they were shut out by the New Smyrna Beach Barracudas, 40-0 on Thursday night at Al Werneke Field.
The first half saw New Smyrna Beach score touchdowns on all five of its possessions, with three of those drives starting in Titusville territory. In the first quarter alone, each of the Barracudas’ four scoring drives were four, two, four and three plays respectively.
“We started really slow,” Titusville head coach Andy Price said. “New Smyrna (Beach) is the best team in Volusia County and we knew that coming in.
“We looked at it as an opportunity to get better and to have a shot of getting to play somebody really good. But we started slow and they’re pretty good.”
The Terriers (2-4) were finally able to hold force the Barracudas (6-0) to a three and out on the opening drive of the second half, but then Titusville’s own drive went three and out as well. Then Titusville’s best opportunity of the night came on the ensuing punt as it was muffed and recovered at the New Smyrna Beach 20-yard line by Alex Weimer.
Titusville’s offense was unable to take advantage as quarterback Josh Wayner threw an interception in the end zone on the second play of the drive. The ninth-ranked Barracudas from Class 6A were able to capitalize on the Terrier turnover as they marched down the field for what would be the final score of the game.
Freshman running back Jaleel Davis carried the bulk of the offense for Titusville as he carried the ball 22 times, gaining 47 yards.
Despite the loss, Price was able find some positives about his team from the game.
“Our kids still haven’t quit,” Price said. “I know we’re 2-4 but we haven’t quit, we’re working hard and having pretty good practices. We’re just going to keep building on it.”
Starting next week, the Terriers begin a stretch of three straight Class 5A, District 13 games, starting with a trip to Rockledge.
“Focus on a three-game season,” Price said on his team’s outlook for the rest of the season. “We play Rockledge, Satellite and Astronaut. I think those are games that if we play really well, we have a shot to be in and maybe pull out wins.
“So that’s what were really focusing on right now, not looking back and looking forward.”

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