Woodham handles Blue Devils, 26-6
Published 11:12 pm Sunday, August 26, 2001
By By ROBERT BLANKENSHIP
Advance Managing Editor
The Escambia County High School Chiefs traveled to Pensacola Friday and were defeated by Woodham High School, 26-6, in a preseason jamboree game.
The Blue Devils fell behind 11-0 in the first quarter and their offense was not able to get on track. Head coach Frankie Bell said he was disappointed with the play of his offensive line, but pleased with the overall performance of the defense, which was often put in bad situations.
The key to future success for the Blue Devils is going to be their commitment to learn from each experience.
Woodham held at 26-0 lead with only 1:16 to go when the Devils found the end zone for their only score of the game. Antonio Richardson put ECHS on the board with a 1-yard run.
The scoring drive began on the Devils' 15-yard line. ECHS quarterback James Wilson threw on the first play and hit Katral Johnson for a 17-yard gain to the 42.
Wilson did the rest. On the second play of the drive he scrambled downfield for a 25-yard gain to the 17. He ran the ball on the next two plays for a total of 15 yards to set the Devils up at the 1-yard line where Richardson went through the right side of the line for the score.
Bell used the jamboree as an opportunity to get more players into the game. He said Woodham was a good team and once they took the lead, it was tough for the Devils to get back in it.