Saints rebound after loss in Week 1
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 1:00 PM
By MICHAEL SIMMONS
Connor Woodall returns an interception.
Madison County Journal
The Saints (1-1) travel Sandhill this Friday to take on a struggling Pisgah (0-2) team.
Fresh off a 34-20 win last week against Richland, St. Andrews is facing a team that has given up 71 combined points in its first two games.
Pisgah lost last week 49-29 to Enterprise. Their defense had a hard time containing the run, letting two Enterprise players reach triple digits in rushing yards. As a whole, Enterprise had 401 rushing yards in the contest.
In their season opener, Pisgah lost to Leake County 22-14, giving up 185 rushing yards in the contest.
Pisgah will rely on their rushing game agains the Patriots as their passing game has struggled in the first two games.
The Saints, too, will look to their ground game as they hope to walk off the field Friday with a win.
St. Andrews ran all over Richland in last week's contest, racking up 282 total yards of rushing offense on the night. Leading that charge was senior Connor Woodall, who had 20 carries for 118 yards and one touchdown.
Junior Graham Grogan had 96 yards off 13 carries for one touchdown and junior Bennie Kirkland also found the end zone once off nine carries for 68 yards.
St. Andrews' passing game was practically non-existent, with Kirkland completing only 2-10 passes for 20 yards. He also had one interception on the night.
Defensively, senior Mark McMillin led the squad with eight tackles, four solo, and one sack. Senior Ford Gibbes and Grogan both had five tackles on the night.
Woodall, junior Jake Edlin, and junior Peter Kenney all had four tackles on the night.
Sophomore Ryan McCarty had a 54-yard interception for a touchdown and Woodall recorded a 33-yard interception. Gibbes and fellow senior Luke Dulske both had fumble recoveries on the night. Gibbes found the end zone on his pickup. Junior Alex Wilson caused one fumble.