West Burlington holds Van Buren scorelessThe Warriors still had two players rush for 100 yards
Van Buren couldn’t produce a follow up to last week’s emotional victory over Cardinal.
The Warriors were routed by West Burlington 40-0.
The zero points Van Buren scored is not indicative of how well the offense could move the ball. Quarterback Garrett Saunders had 111 yards rushing and running back Aaron Clemons had 102. Turnovers and West Burlington’s stingy red zone defense were Van Buren’s ultimate pitfalls.
“We moved the ball really well but when we got in the red zone West Burlington’s defense just tightened up,” Van Buren head coach Mike Hurley said.
Saunders threw three interceptions which stalled drives as well. It didn’t help that Van Buren’s defense couldn’t handle the speedy West Burlington squad.
“West Burlington had a lot of team speed and we just couldn’t match up to their speed,” Hurley said. “I think our tackling needs to improve tremendously before next week’s game.”
West Burlington quarterback Brant Wade threw for 147 yards and three touchdowns. Saunders, who also starts at safety, led the Warriors in total tackles with 12, which means the skill players from West Burlington were finding themselves in the secondary way too often.
Van Buren travels to Lisbon on Friday and will attempt to get back in the win column.