Observations on the first half with the Spartans, 7-7!

Each team has one red zone for 7 points on their first drives on the game, no turnovers. Each team has one 3 and out.

Offense looks bad!!! We have 138 net yards, 95 on the ground, 10 first downs and are 2 of 7 in 3rd and 4th down conversions. Robinson is only 3 of 11 for 39 yards, and 42 yards in 7 carries. Vincent Smith has 33 yards in 6 carries and J.R. Hemingway has 2 catches for 38 yards. Denicos Allen and Chris Norman lead the Spartans with 5 tackles each. Trenton Robinson and Isaiah Lewis have 4 tackles each.

Defense has improved after getting blown off the ball on the opening drive. Blake Countess leads the team with 5 tackles. Kenny Demens and Jordan Kovacs have 3 tackles each. The Spartans have 162 yards of total offense, 100 on the ground, 8 first downs and are 2 of 6 in 3rd down conversions. Time of possession is even.

Special Teams have to deal with a 45 mph wind today!!! Our special teams have been great so far. We have converted on a fake field goal into a first down by Dileo, and Hagerup has punted 4 times, and nailed 3 inside the 10 yards line. The Spartans characteristically have 8 penalties for 67 yards. Mike Sadler has punted 3 times for a 40 yard average for the Spartans.

Only difference on the Travel Team this week was we added TE Mike Kwiatkowski, and Cam Gordon did not travel due to his back injury.

2nd Half will be another nailbiter. Go Blue!