The West Portsmouth Senators hosted the undefeated Raceland Rams Friday evening with the Rams coming out on top defeating the Senators 29-6. With this loss, it puts the Senators at 2-3 for the season with conference play coming up.
“You have to give credit to the Raceland football team. They came out and executed very well.” said head Senators football coach Ben Johnson. “We were facing some adversity in the first half but fought back with that touchdown which brought us back in the game, but because of a failed assignment on defense they added another touchdown to put us back two scores which was really tough right there before the half.”
The Senators only score of the night was a one yard touchdown run by quarterback Cody Staggs. The Senators started their scoring drive on the 50 after recovering a fumble by Raceland’s’ Josh Clark. On that drive, Cody Staggs hooked up with wide out Brandon Moore for a 34 yard gain which put them on the 5 yard line. The Senators capitalized off the big play and a few plays later scored the only touchdown of the night.
“I think we did some good things on both sides of the ball, we just weren’t consistent whether it be with effort or blown assignments at different times.” Coach Johnson added. “We did some good things on offense after having to put our backup quarterback in and that’s fortunate with looking ahead.”
The West Portsmouth Senators had a total of 88 yards in the passing game while adding just 50 yards rushing for the team on the night.
“We are just going to get back to the grindstone at practice and keep working to get better. We have a lot of guys that do really well and work hard at practice. We find a few different things each week and the guys really have committed to getting better and that’s just what we have to keep doing.” said Johnson.
The Senators play away next week against Minford High School on Friday, September 30.