The young Rolesville football program took another step forward with Thursday night’s 34-6 win at Enloe.
Coming off a big win over rival Heritage last week and with another rival, Wake Forest, coming up next week, the Rams showed the focus coach Jermaine Evans was looking for against the Eagles.
The Rolesville defense had a very solid game, giving up just one touchdown late in the game.
Enloe’s defense also stood out at times, as the Rams’ Josh Branch had 90 yards rushing, but broke away a couple of times for touchdown runs of 58 and 47 yards.
Rolesville scored two quick touchdowns for a 14-0 lead just over halfway into the first quarter. Enloe’s defense kept the Eagles within striking range, but finally broke when Rolesville added a 29-yard touchdown pass on a quick little pass to speedy junior receiver Chris Branch with just 1:04 left in the half for a 21-0 Rolesville lead at intermission.
They said it
“This was kind of a trap game for us,” Evans said. “And then moving it to Thursday was another thing different, but we needed to stay focused and get the job done and we did.”
Three who mattered
Tyree Thomas, Enloe: The 6-foot, 210-pound junior defensive end was a thorn in the Rams’ offense all night and had six tackles for loss.
“We moved him to end this week from the inside and he did a great job,” Enloe coach David Green said. “He’s physical, athletic and plays hard. He’s going to get better.”
Carnaji Andrews, Rolesville: The junior quarterback was very solid throwing the ball, completing 9 of 13 pass with a couple of drops and no interceptions for 137 yards.
Josh Branch, Rolesville: Gave his team an early spark with a 50-yard touchdown run on the third play from scrimmage.
By the numbers
77: Longest play of the game. A run by Enloe’s Antavius Marrow which set up the Eagles only score, a 2-yard run by Marrow two plays later.
4: Yards for a touchdown on a blocked kick return by Rolesville’s Aaron Le after teammate Anfernee Burgess got his hands on the ball.