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September 22, 2013

Iowa Park spoils Rams’ Homecoming


“Defensively, we blew two coverages,” Lawrence said. “We didn’t tackle very well at times, and it cost us points. We can’t continue to give up points at this pace and expect to beat anybody.”

After spotting the Hawks 21 points, the Rams put together an eight-play, 57-yard scoring drive.

Quarterback Caleb Acosta connected on a pair of passes to set up a third and two from the IP 49.

Continuing to run well inside, Seargeant bullied his way up the middle for 11 yards and a first down.

Seargeant followed with a carry off tackle for four yards, and on second down Hicks gained three yards to set up a third and three from the IP 42.

On the ensuing play Seargeant got the call, and the sophomore gained the exact yardage needed for another first down. After an eight-yard scramble by Acosta, Sergeant’s number was called again and he blasted up the middle for 11 yards to the end zone. Patrick Folkner booted the extra point to cut the Hawks’ lead to 21-7.

It took less than a minute for the Hawks to answer as IP scored on a 49-yard touchdown pass from sophomore Derrick Ponder to receiver Franco Nieto.

The Hawks would add a pair of TD runs in the second period, while the Rams managed field goals of 30 and 35 yards, respectively, by Folkner.

IP closed the scoring in the second half with a touchdown on defense on a fumble return and a 42-yard field goal from Bailey Hale.

“We have to continue to mesh, and most important we have to get some of these kids healthy,” Lawrence said. “We still have six starters out, and that gives us a short stick.

“I don’t want to use that as an excuse because the rest of the guys are playing hard, but we have to tackle better and we have to hold onto the ball. We have to stop making mistakes that are hurting us.”

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