EISENHOWER NOTEBOOK/WEEK 3
Defensive pressure keyin win over Del City
Eisenhower's football team shocked a good many people last week when it beat Del City, 40-13, on the road for its first win of the season.
One of the main reasons Ike was able to contain Del City's talented quarterback Terry Wilson was the pressure the Eagles put on him.
"One of the things is that Coach (Maurice) Mayfield, our defensive coordinator, did a good job of bringing pressure packages and breaking down their pass flow and being able to put pressure on a highly touted quarterback," Ike head coach Danny Edelman said. "Forcing him to make throws where he is uncomfortable and we got a few sacks and a couple of picks in the ball game that kind of stops their momentum some. They still got a lot of snaps in the game but we still played great defense."
Wilson threw 50 times for Del City, completing just half of his passes, and was picked off four times. The Ike defense also forced another turnover with a fumble recovery. Through the first two games of the season, the Ike defense has made six interceptions with senior cornerback Floyd McAllister leading the team with three.
Bross to Bussey combination
The Eagles offense has really been moving the football through the first two weeks of the season. They've scored 81 points and racked up 921 yards of offense.
Through the air the Eagles have done the most damage as senior quarterback Bentley Bross has thrown for 722 yards and six touchdowns while competing 65 percent of his passes.