ABOVE: Keyshawn Wyatt, sophomore running back, carries the ball toward the Builder end zone during the Sterling College game Saturday night. The #17 Sterling Warriors won the game 43-20. (Tessa Castor/Staff photographer)
By Zavyar Swain
The men’s football team competed against Sterling College at Richard L. Jantz Stadium at 6 p.m. on September 8. The Moundbuilders scored on their first drive with Keyshawn Wyatt, sophomore running back, speeding off into the end zone. Then, the Sterling Warriors tagged along and scored – however, the Moundbuilders were able to get a block, making the score 7-6 Moundbuilders.
Throughout the first half, the Moundbuilders struggled with Christian Gordon, senior quarterback, throwing three interceptions and Moundbuilder defense allowing two more scores. As the Moundbuilders got themselves back on the board with a field goal kick by Alfredo Botello, freshman kicker. Moundbuilder defense allowed the Warriors to score off a trick play, which ended the first half with a score of 27-13 Warriors.
As the second half came about, the Moundbuilders came out marching the field with Tanner Spencer, junior wide receiver, finding himself in the end zone with a pass thrown by Gordon. The Warriors also came back in the second half with two scores. As the game carried on, it became more defensive on both sides. The Warriors came out with the last score of the game which ended the game 43-20 Warriors on top.
After the game,vTerrell Lightfoot, freshman wide receiver, said. “We came out unfocused and weren’t prepared.”
Prince Hanks, junior running back, added, “Next week will be a different week. We will come out better.”
The game included blood, sweat and tears, but the Moundbuilders came out unsuccessful.
Zavyar Swain is a sophomore majoring in communication. You may email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.