Colonels fall to AAA power Washington
By Watson Cook
The IA Colonels faced an uphill battle Friday night as they took on one of the top AAA teams in the state. The Washington School Generals, who came in as the #5 team in AAA, looked every bit the part in beating the overmatched Colonels 48-8.
From the opening kick, the Generals showed why they should be in contention for a state title come November. While holding the Colonels to only 1 first down in the first half, Washington found the endzone on 5 of 6 first half possessions to race to a 34-0 halftime lead. The Generals ran 26 plays for 268 yards in the half. Meanwhile, the Colonels ran 14 plays for 16 yards.
Playing with a running clock in the second half, the Colonels continued to struggle with the Generals’ powerful running game and stout defense. Washington ran only 8 plays yet managed 2 touchdowns. The Colonels ran 14 plays and were able to get on the board in the 4thquarter. Jonathan Holland ran it in from 2 yards out to cap a 10-play, 78-yard drive with 4:40 left in the game. Ashton Knight added the 2-point run. In total yardage, the Generals outgained the Colonels 360-92.
The loss drops the Colonels to 2-2. IA will return to AA action Friday, September 14 when they travel to Central Hinds Academy. The Colonels will be looking to return the favor as the Cougars came to Indianola last year and ran away with a 47-21 win. Kickoff from Raymond is set for 7:00.