Indians plagued by slow start

by Todd Brooks

Community Christian took advantage of a Comanche fumble on the first play from scrimmage deep in Indian territory to jump out early and never surrendered their lead in a 35-13 win in Norman last Friday.

“Overall, going into the game, we felt like we had a chance to be in the game at the end,” said Gary Robinson, head coach. “I told them before the game that when we come back in at halftime, let’s be talking about what we can do to win this game. Let’s be in it at halftime.”

Community Christian led 28-0 at the half after scoring two times each in the first and second quarters.

“We’re going to have to get past handing the game over,” Robinson said. “We already are up against so many odds, being undersized a little bit and being so young. We’ve got to start doing the little things right and stop just handing it to our opponents. We’re making too many little mistakes over and over. We’re coaching them, but they’re still making those little mistakes and we’ve got to get those fixed, especially by next year if we are going to win some football games.”

Comanche came out in the second half and played better, scoring twice and limiting the Royals to one score.

The Indians’ first score came on a 20-yard swing pass to Gabe Diaz in the third quarter and the second was an interception returned for a touchdown by Colby Shannon.

This week

The Indians (1-5 overall, 1-2 2A District 2) are back home this Thursday against Frederick. The Bombers (3-3, 1-2) were shutout, 27-0, by Purcell last week.

“We watched them on film against Little Axe and they’re pretty close to our size,” Robinson said. “Up front, Frederick is not that much bigger than we are. They are little more experienced. A lot of their kids played last year. They’ve got a big running back, No. 9,  he’s going to be the one we need to stop to win the game. The quarterback is a good scrambler. He gets out of the pocket and runs pretty good.”

The coach, though, thinks they have the ability to stay with Frederick.

“I feel like we’re just as good as Frederick, we ought to be in the game,” Robinson said. “But, we’ve got to learn to do things right. I don’t know if it’s taking longer than I thought to do the little things right like reading their keys and stuff like that. But, if we can do the little things right and not give the game away, we could very possibly be in the game and be competing for the a win at the end.”

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