By CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton Prep War Hawks dropped to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in conference play after losses to Hilton Head Christian (45-20) and Bethesda (28-0).
Against Hilton Head Christian Friday, Sept. 25, the offense was led by Jacob Breland with 11 carries for 102 yards.
Drew Murdaugh had 14 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown.
Noah Catterton had eight carries for 54 yards and two touchdowns.
On defense, Breland accounted for seven tackles, Murdaugh six tackles and Gus Warren also had six tackles.
“When you play a team like Hilton head Christian, you have to bring your A-game and we certainly did not do that tonight,” said Coach Greg Langdale. “We had two fumbles and two costly penalties on our first four drives that really hurt. Those are the kind of mistakes we cannot make against good teams.”
“We were able to move the ball on the ground early, but we just kept shooting ourselves in the foot,” he said. “We’ve got to do a better job of not turning the ball over and staying disciplined when it comes to penalties. We were able to clean it up and not have the turnovers and penalties after the first four drives, but we had already dug a hole too deep to climb out. These are the things we must work out to get better. Jacob Breland really carried the ball well for us tonight and had a great game. Noah Catterton also did a good job in his first game in the backfield. We Just must be more consistent.”
“Defensively, we’ve got to get more aggressive,” said Langdale. “When we have a chance to make a play – we have to make it. The guys are working hard, and we will get there – it is just going to take some work.”
Colleton Prep hosted Bethesda Friday, Oct. 2 in the second region game of the season.
Breland once again led the offensive effort with 15 carries for 77 yards.
Murdaugh had 15 carries for 70 yards and Catterton had nine carries for 53 yards.
The defense was led by Gus Warren with eight tackles. Walker Nettles had five tackles and Breland had five tackles.
“Tonight, was a tough loss against a very good team,” said Langdale. “Offensively, we have to quit turning the ball over. Tonight, we were able to limit our penalties on offense, but we still had the turnovers. That is something we will continue to work on.”
“Defensively, I thought we did a better job of being aggressive and tackling in space,” said Langdale. “But we still need to improve. We will continue to work hard again at practice this week and try to correct our mistakes. These young men are working hard, and I know they will be ready to get back after it on Monday at practice.”
Colleton Prep will travel to region foe Thomas Heyward Academy Friday, Oct. 9.