By Melissa McCaghren
The Roosevelt Eagles continued their streak this season defeating the Littlefield Wildcats 56-6 Friday (Sept. 17) in Dimmitt.
Head Coach Matt Landers said the team keeps getting better each week, but still can keep improving.
“(We) still have some work to do, but we are getting better. Dimmitt was a good team that has a good quarterback that gave us some trouble early. We are excited and pleased to get a road win. Anytime you can get a win on the road, that is huge for your program.”
Among the top players in the game were quarterback Alex Trevino, who had 13 carries 213 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Linebacker and running back JJ Diaz had 10 tackles, three of them for losses, and a sack. He also had four carries for 98 yards and a touchdown.
Defensive line Thomas Sanchez had five solo tackles and assisted in three, two of them for losses. He also had two quarterback hurries.
DL Koda Scott had seven solo and one assisted sack, two of which were for losses and one sack
Linebacker Zack Bryant also had an interception in the Eagles’ win.
This Friday (Sept. 24), Roosevelt will play the Floydada before having a bye week.
Landers said the Whirlwinds were a good team that will challenge the Eagles in their quest to keep their perfect streak alive. “Floydada is a really good team with a good quarterback and running back who are a good 1-2 punch. Coach (JR) Compton is doing a great job over there getting that program turned back around,” he said.
“We are going to have to do a good job containing their runningback and quarterback. They have really physical D-Line and Linebackers. We are going to have to play really well this week.”
Then comes the bye week before the teams starts District against the Stanton Buffaloes.
Landers said he is doing what he can to make sure the team is prepared physically and metally for the game.
“As our bye week nears, we usually take some time off for our kids and coaches to physically and mentally rest and get recharged. It’s something we started here a few years ago and it really helps everyone and gets us rested up for some tough district play coming up,” he said.
In other games around the area, Southland lost to Christ the King Cathedral 53-22. The Eagles will have a bye week this week before playing Sands Oct. 1 in Sands.
Wilson lost to Kingdom Prep Academy 46-0 The Mustangs will play Hermleigh Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Hermleigh.
Games are as of press time Tuesday (Sept 21).