Brewer said, “In the second half, we couldn’t make stops.” He added, “They came out and scored, and we moved the ball into the red zone again but couldn’t score. The Indians would go scoreless in the second half, being unable to hold on to the momentum they had possessed earlier in the game. The final score would be Murray 13, Chattooga 56.
“In the first half we made some good plays offensively, commented Brewer. He added, “Our offense has gotten better gradually every game, and I think that’s something that’s visible.” Coach Brewer mentioned that the guys have really come a long way since their preseason scrimmage with Southeast Whitfield. He also said that despite some injuries, offensive personnel are fitting together. “Our kids are executing really well and we’re moving the ball and making plays,” Brewer said.
He added that he was very pleased with the first half offensively, but defensively they are “still working on things.”
“We had a lot of guys doing well on offense,” said Brewer. He continued, “Smith had a good game, and we had several guys carry the ball for us.” Brewer admitted that the Indians didn’t execute on a couple of drives that he wishes they would have offensively, but they were able to move the ball all night. The Indians had close to 300 total offensive yards Friday night. Coach Brewer commented, “Our offense played well enough to keep us in the ball game, but our defense has just got to do a better job of getting stops.”
“We’re going to continue to watch the film,” said Brewer “and try to get the right kids on there and in the right spots.” In Murray’s last game against Armuchee, they forced their opponents to punt only once. In Friday’s game against Chattooga, their challenger didn’t punt all night. “That’s eight quarters of defense with only a single punt,” said Brewer. He said, “That has got to change. We’ve got to create some turnovers some how, some way.”
Brewer explained that if the Indians can get their secondary to help out the offense they would be able to be competitive. Brewer added, “That’s something that we’ve really got to step into in the second half of our season.” The Indians have some tough competition on the horizon, including Model, Calhoun, and Dade. The Indians will be off this week. The will resume their season on October the 11th on the road against Model at 7:00pm.