Defense keys Spartans

Defense keys Spartans


Defense keys Spartans


St. Mark’s turned in a solid defensive effort on Friday night, forcing six turnovers in a 41-0 romp over Sussex Tech.

The Spartans improved to 2-0 on the season while the Ravens slipped to 1-1.

“We really made sure we set the edge tonight and got 11 guys on the ball carrier,” St. Mark’s coach John Wilson said. “We really set the tone and our defense did the job we expected them to do.”

The game started with a fumble by Tech on the opening kickoff, setting the Spartans up with good field position and they scored four plays later.

Later in the first quarter, St. Mark’s quarterback Zachary Whitehead threw a touchdown pass to increase the lead.

While the Ravens struggled to establish drives, St. Mark’s kept attacking with what their coach described as good mix of running and passing plays.

“I thought we were pretty balanced tonight,” Wilson said. “Our quarterback made some good throws and then we were able to open up our ground game a little bit better with T.J. Brown.”

“The offensive line always opens up those holes for us, which makes it pretty easy,” Brown added.


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