October 9, 2014

Stevenson Football - Ed Hottle said Stevenson football 'missed opportunity' for big win vs. Lycoming

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From "The Baltimore Sun
The final score of Stevenson’s 31-10 loss to Middle Atlantic Conference rival Lycoming on Saturday might suggest a rout. But coach Ed Hottle said the Mustangs had a chance to flip the score in their favor.

"I think we had our opportunities to take control early, and we kind of felt like we missed some pretty big opportunities"

“I would say it was a missed opportunity,” he said Wednesday morning. “I don’t want to take anything away from them. They’re a very good football team. We would’ve had to play really well to get a 'W' there. But again, I think the opportunity was there.”

Hottle was referring to an advantageous first quarter that practically begged Stevenson (4-1 overall and 3-1 in the league) to put the Warriors in a hole.

With the score tied at 7-7 in the first quarter and the offense beginning a drive at Lycoming’s 29-yard line courtesy of a sack and forced fumble by junior linebacker Resheed Lashley (Hammond) that was recovered by senior defensive lineman Scott Lange, the Mustangs marched to the 1 where they had four downs to get into the end zone.