Difficult times have once again fallen on Yazoo City High’s football team, which could be seen on Friday night when they fell 44-20 to South Delta to drop their record to 0-5.
The Indians found it nearly impossible to stop opposing quarterback Kejuan Davis, who passed for 86 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 210 yards and a touchdown, and offensively, they just couldn’t keep pace.
Yazoo City head coach Rodney Adams felt that this could become a problem back during the summer.
Adam was concerned about the lack of participation he had from his team during the summer, and that lack of consistency and work is hurting them now, especially on offense.
“Most definitely and our offense is getting better every week,” Adams said. “I know we are 0-5, but it's due to players not coming to summer workouts. They are overweight and out of shape, so teams are running on us and outplaying us right now. I am projecting we be ready by division play because these loses don't count. So, I rather take a hit on the chin now then get knocked out during division play.”
His fears about the team have come true thus far, but when asked if he believes the issue is improving, Adams remains positive and believes better days are coming.
“Yes, I was concerned, but I see improvements every week, so I am confident that we are going to be ready for district play,” Adams said.
While the team as a whole has struggled, there are some players making big plays.
Adams was quick to point out running back Jayden Stewart as one of those players.
“Jayden Stewart is our player of the week,” Adams said. “Jayden has been a bright spot in our offense since he came back from a knee injury. He has scored two touchdowns in the last two games, and I am hoping he continues to get better.”
Stewart suffered an injury before the season that threatened to keep him out for well over a month.
But he persevered and rehabbed, allowing him to rejoin his team on the field far quicker than that.
The recovery astounded Adams.
“It’s a miracle,” Adams said. “He didn’t play the first three games of the season, but he’s back 100%. I couldn’t believe it when the doctor sent his release papers.”
The Indians will try to change their fortunes on Friday night when they travel to face Louisville.
The Wildcats are 3-2 on the season after defeating Shannon 28-8 this past Friday.
Kickoff at Louisville is set for 7 p.m.