It’s been a tough start for Beatty football, dropping the last four of five games.
The last game was against Alamo, the perennial Division IV State Champion, and they lost 50-8.
Beatty coach James Robertson said he will try to stop the bleeding against a beatable Beaver Dam (3-2 overall, 1-2 Division IV Southern) team this weekend at the homecoming game, at 3 p.m. on Friday.
“I am satisfied with the way the team played against Alamo,” the coach said. “Our freshman QB, Jacob Henry, did well considering he was playing Alamo for the first time. He took the pressure well.”
In fact, Robertson thought he did well enough to probably be quarterback next year.
The Hornets (1-4, 0-3) will have their senior QB, Nick Zamora, back against the Diamondbacks. Nick had a minor injury and is now ready for Beaver Dam.
Robertson felt his team was able to move the ball effectively.
“We moved the ball to the one-yard line and were stopped,” he said. “And we threw an interception, but we still ran the ball on the ground. We must have carried the ball 52 times gaining 2.5 yards per carry, but we did break a few.”
He said Jhonpaul Adujar broke a few for 20 yards.
Beaver is a passing team and runs out of a single-wing formation.
“We need to work on the pass defense,” Robertson said.
Against Beaver Dam, Robertson wants his team to run the ball and keep the Beaver Dam offense off the field.
“They can throw the ball,” the coach said. “I want to eat clock against them.”