The fourth week of The Spring League’s North Division play concluded with a dominant performance by the Alphas in their matchup against the Aviators.
After a slow start by both squads, Alphas QB Brian Lewerke connected with Tevon Wright several times to move the team downfield. The drive was capped by a toe-drag touchdown reception by Jeff Cotton making the score 6-0 Alphas.
After the Aviators punt, Lewerke connected with Brian Burt for a big first down gain. The Aviators managed to hold the Alphas to a 53-yard field goal made by Nathan Herlihy, making the score 9-0, Alphas.
When the Alphas got the ball back, Blake Morgan made quick work of the Aviators’ defense running essentially untouched into the endzone for another Alphas touchdown. Herlihy was good on the PAT and made the score 16-0.
An illegal forward pass by the Aviators forced them to punt and the Alphas got the ball back. Ka’Ronce Higgins came down with a well-contested pass to bring the Alphas across the 50, and Lewerke connected with Chris Clark for another Alphas touchdown. Herlihy’s PAT try was successful and the score was now 23-0 Alphas.
On the next Alphas drive, a roughing the passer call brought them to the edge of the red zone and a gutsy run by Blake Morgan brought them across the 20. Lewerke and Wright connected on what would be the final touchdown on the night for the Alphas, and after Herlihy’s successful PAT the score was 30-0.
Aviator Kyahva Tezino intercepted a Lewerke pass intended for Burt and returned it about 20 yards at the midway point of the third quarter. The Aviator Leroy Wilson capped off this drive with the only Aviator score on the evening for a 5-yard touchdown run.
All in all a big start for the Alphas in the first half followed by a low-scoring defensive struggle in the second half was the tale of the evening. Final Score 30-6.
-Jose M. Rodriguez III
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