Throwing against Ike's McAllister tough task
In Eisenhower's 40-13 dominating win at Del City last week, it was big plays not only from the offense but the defense as well that helped lift the Eagles to victory.
Leading the way in the Ike secondary this season has been senior ball-hawking cornerback Floyd McAllister, who leads the team with three interceptions through the first two games.
Two of McAllister's picks came last week in Del City off quarterback Terry Wilson, who most state media experts expected to put up big numbers against Eisenhower, but instead completed just half of his 50 pass attempts and was picked off four times.
"It feels great," McAllister said of his two interceptions vs. Del City. "He (Wilson) was scrambling out of the pocket and both times there were two receivers going deep and he just threw it up and I came down with it. We had confidence in ourselves and we knew that if we put pressure on him and forced him to throw the ball we could make the picks."
McAllister, who had three interceptions all of last season, says he's not finished tracking down opposing quarterback passes this year.
"I'm trying to get one every game," McAllister said. "My goal is 10. I love shutting that offense down."
You have to be confident to be a true shutdown corner and McAllister, who has been playing cornerback since he first started playing football way back in the fourth grade, embraces that aspect of his role. He's also one to talk some trash on the field.
"Oh yeah," McAllister quickly replied when the topic of trash talking was brought up. "I keep it limited though. Richard Sherman is my favorite corner. I like when he talks trash and where he came from, nobody thought he would make it."