So how do you slow down Ezekiel Elliott on a football field? Maybe tell him he cannot play in the game. Or assign about six or seven tacklers. Or just give up.
Elliott has dominated the turf of the John Burroughs football field in a 4-0 season. Coach Gus Frerotte, his favorite fan couldn’t be happier.
Elliott rushed for TDs of 62, 29, 7, and 76 and returned a 56 yard punt as the Bombers prepped for their showdown with MICDS running all over hapless Lutheran North 56-14. It was 49-0 at half and the game ended with a running clock.
Also, Andrew Barnett hauled in a 14 yard strike from quarterback Nick Duncan and Foye Oluokun, the area’s premier returned a kick off 76 yards and reserve back Gregg Booker scored on a 55 yard run.
Justin Baker was 19 of 31 passing for Lutheran North for 239 yards. Anthony Virdue, a talented receiver caught 10 balls for 157 yards.
Coach Frerotte said it was another top performance for his Bombers.”It was good. Our line did an outstanding job. They had nine guys in the box all day and we kept on blocking them. I challenged them this week. We’re going to line up and run the ball.
We are doing a little bit better in the line. That’s kind of what it is. There is some progression with them. Our team is really taking it to heart. I ask our line to do their own job, not to worry about doing someone else’s job,” said the coach.
Next up is their annual showdown with rival MICDS, Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Rams field.
“I doesn’t matter what they records are or what happened last year or years before--every year is a new year and new kids are seniors each year and its all about motivation.
Our seniors are showing leadership, pushing each other when they are supposed to and we will be ready.”
Zeke Elliott enjoyed another big performance. He credits his line for getting the holes opened wide.
“Our line improved a lot this year. They’ve come out and they are working hard. I feel a lot bigger, stronger and faster this year. I have put on seven pounds. The off season helped to get me ready for the season.
Oluokun is read for the Rams. “We came out hard from the start. Now we play MICDS. We take it like any other game. We don’t want too much hype. Its just a natural rivalry for us. It is time to get even. We just need to keep our minds focused on the game.”
We’ve got a great team. We stay focused and we will achieve a lot of good things,” said the senior receiver.