Pats cruise to win over Coffeeville
The Patriots tacked another victory onto their win total Thursday night despite playing their offensive starters only 15 snaps when they blasted Coffeeville 48-13 on the road.
“We didn’t have real good focus at the beginning,” Linden head coach Andro Williams said of his team, which is in the midst of a stretch of less-than-stellar competition. “But we talked to our leaders. Over time we’ve got to get where we’re a little more focused and better ready to handle that atmosphere.”
Linden (6-1, 4-1) has outscored its last two opponents 110-21 and is bound for a likely rout over region foe Saint Luke’s next week. The upstart private school program took a trouncing at the hands of Sweet Water earlier this season despite the fact that the Bulldogs played only seven offensive plays.
“We try to practice sharp,” Williams said of his team’s intent during a run in which the starters are getting less playing time. “We had our best week of practice last week. I thought we got after it.”
The Patriots opened the scoring early when Anthony Robinson, who tossed four touchdown passes last week against McIntosh, added another to his tally by hitting Gerald Bruno for a 38-yard touchdown pass. Bruno hauled in another scoring toss later in the first quarter to put Linden up 12-0.
Kendarius Fritts got in on the action on back-to-back drives, scoring on runs from 15 yards out and a yard away. A Julian little two-point conversion run and a Kevon Rembert bonus reception put Linden up 28-0.;
Julian Little later added a 10-yard touchdown run before Fritts took a Robinson pass 42 yards for a score. Demetrius Craig rounded out the scoring by returning a fumble 23 yards for a score. Mark Williams also recovered a fumble in the game, returning it to the Coffeeville 1 to set up Fritts’ second score.
All three of Robinson’s completed passes went for touchdowns, covering 89 yards of turf. Fritts carried the ball five times for 114 yards and two touchdowns while taking his only catch for another score.
Linden plays Saint Luke’s next Friday at home.