Brady's Early deficit leads to loss
Brady fell behind early against a tough Amherst team in their 50-8 loss Friday night.
“They’re the best team that we have played this season,” head coach Andy Seamann said. “They hit us in the mouth and we didn’t respond very well.”
The Eagles scored all eight of their points in the first quarter on a 77-yard pass from Trevor Mann to Troy Lusk.
Unfortunately, Amherst scored 22 points in both the first and second quarters.
“We couldn’t stop their running attack,” Seamann said. “When we did stop it, they would counter with a pass.”
On offense, Brady is a running team first Seamann said, but the running options were limited by the score.
“We started to throw the ball in the second half to try and close the gap,” Seamann said.
He said Amherst was a strong and athletic team that made it difficult to run the ball.
After two weeks playing on the road against tough opponents, Brady returns home to play SEM to cap homecoming week on Friday.
Seamann said it will be nice playing at home again because the kids have a routine.
“They can go home and eat after school and then come back,” Seamann said. “Plus they get to play on our field and it’s homecoming.”
He said that SEM only has a few formations but they are inconsistent with their game plan.
The first week they would overload a side and run the ball mixing in a few passes. He said last week they tried spreading the field and throwing the ball.
Brady’s game plan is to establish the run early and get the defense to commit to the guys in the backfield, Seamann said.
“A good running game will make the other team load the box on defense,” Seamann said. “When they bring that extra guy in, we can use play action to beat them over the top.”
Offensively Brady will pound the ball, making SEM commit to the run.
On defense the Eagles need to shore up their tackling, Seamann said.
“We get to the ball but we don’t finish the tackle. We need to work on that this week.”
Seamann said that as a coach, it’s his job to make sure during homecoming week the kids stay focused.
“It’s the last game before we start districts so they will be focused,” Seamann said. “It’s homecoming and being at home should make it easier for us to get going.”
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