Coming off their best game through the air this season, the Ellison Eagles amassed over 400 yards and six touchdowns against Montgomery last Friday. Carl Robinson III topped his personal best in passing yards and touchdowns in a single game.
Receivers Jyaire Shorter, X’zavier Green, and Jayden Smith came up big in the victory combining for a total of 361 yards and five touchdowns. On the defensive side, Jaira Baker and Tiryek West both recorded a sack and Kipshawn Washington recorded an interception to help the Eagles extend their winning streak to three.
Tonight at 7, the Eagles will take on the Waco University Trojans.
Ellison is 3-0 this year.
The Trojans have not recorded a win this season but Eagles head coach Trent Gregory is not taking this team lightly.
“University is well coached, and they have great, top athletes on both sides of the ball,” he said. “They have a good tailback, solid quarterback, and talented receivers they like to go to. Defensively they are good at getting to the football and handle defensive responsibilities well. They are a solid and hungry football team.”
Trojans running back Nick Ward was responsible for all five touchdowns last week in their 38-35 loss to Gatesville.
“Our team always comes to practice with a good attitude and good work ethic and our defensive coaches have put together a great game plan this week,” Gregory said. “So we are excited and ready to see our team execute the gameplan.”
This week, Gregory wants get his running backs — Darrell Peterkine and Terry Gillespie — more involved to create balance on offense.
“We would like to establish the running game, but we are going to take whatever they are going to give us,” Gregory said. “If we are able to run the football, we will. If we are able to throw the football, we will. But, all in, all our focus is working towards being a balanced football team.”