KENSINGTON – The Sherwood High School football team continued its winning ways on Oct. 18 as the Warriors took care of business and shut out Einstein High School 41-0.
With the win, Sherwood earned their fifth-straight victory to improve their record to 6-1.
“I feel great about it,” said Sherwood junior quarterback Sean Yamada. “We needed to crush these games, get ready for Paint Branch.”
From the opening kickoff, it appeared to be the Warriors’ night after an 82-yard return by sophomore running back/safety Ryan Deerin to the 3-yard line, setting up a 3-yard touchdown run by senior running back Toy Trice.
The dominance continued later on in the first quarter when a fumbled handoff from Einstein (4-3) resulted in Sherwood regaining possession. Senior running back Dylan Grant capped off the ensuing drive with a rushing touchdown from five yards out.
The Warriors defense pressured the home team all night long, as they forced five turnovers, including three fumble recoveries and two interceptions; one by Deerin and one by junior cornerback/running back Jaron Wilson. Sherwood also sacked Michael Olawoyin once.
The Warriors accumulated a total of 301 yards on offense, as Yamada finished 6 for 13 for 180 passing yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
Yamada’s first touchdown was a 13-yard connection with Grant, while his second was a 14-yard play with junior wide receiver Jalen Clyatt. He capped off his great evening with an 88-yard catch-and-run play with Grant once again.
“They weren’t really long touchdown passes,” said Yamada. “I need to give most of my credit to my line for blocking for me. They were pretty wide open, and it just happened.”
On the ground, Grant had 55 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while Wilson rushed for 58 yards on five carries. According to Yamada, the running completed by his two running backs, specifically Grant, helped to open up the passing game.
“Dylan, I’ve known him my whole life,” said Yamada. “He’s always been a beast.”
Meanwhile, the Titans finished with 185 offensive yards, as Olawoyin went 4 of 13 for 44 passing yards and ran for 87 rushing yards.
Next up, Sherwood will visit Paint Branch High School to face the Panthers on Oct. 25, while Einstein takes on Wootton High School on the same night.