Losing the game, 52-34, Edon allowed the Aces to rush for 411 yards, almost 300 more than they had rushed in either of their previous two games. By Contrast, Hicksville passed for just 84 yards.
Edon preferred to move the ball through the air, as Kaden Sapp racked up for 357 yards on his way to completing 20 of 33 passes. Rushing wise, Edon gained 126 yards on 27 attempts.
The scoring followed these trends, as Hicksville crossed the goal line 4 times from the ground. They had a single touchdown pass as well. Edon’s scoring was a little more balanced, rushing for 2 touchdowns and passing for 3.
The Bombers didn’t hep their own cause by turning the ball over 5 times. Sapp threw 4 interceptions, and the team lost a fumble. Hicksville threw 2 interceptions themselves, but did not lose possession on a fumble.
Even though total yardage was basically even in this game, with the Aces 495 yards just edging out Edon’s 483, the way each team moved up the field tells the story of this game. The Bombers had to air the ball out all game long, putting themselves at a higher degree of risk for a turnover. Hicksville, on the other hand, moved the ball almost exclusively on the ground, giving the Edon defense less of a chance to disrupt their plays.
Going forward, the Bombers will need to either toughen up their run defense, or resign themselves to simply trying to outscore opponents.
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