“With us, it was just an example of not executing tonight,” Wes-Del Coach Brad Hess said. “It was the little things we didn’t finish off. Where we would not finish off a route or not finish off a run. Just the little things that we can do better.”
One of the areas the Warriors did not execute effectively in was containing Monroe Central’s do-everything guy Beau Combs.
The 5-foot-10 sophomore didn’t blow up the stat sheet in any one area, but contributed big plays when they were needed and helped out in a myriad of ways.
Combs ran for 33 yards, caught three balls for 52 yards, threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Drummer in the second quarter, and — oh yeah — picked off two Wes-Del passes as well.
“Beau is just kind of like that,” Hochstetler said. “He just does what he does each week. I give all the credit in the world to Beau on the job he did tonight for us.”
Monroe Central improved to 6-4 and will move on to face Northeastern next Friday on the road.
As for the Warriors and first year head coach Hess, the season ends at 5-5, but with a bright future ahead.
“This is only the second time since1991that we will be at .500 or better (in a season),” Hess said. “So that is a big stepping stone for these kids. It is really just the beginning though, it is a culture change. We had a great group of seniors that got us to this point and now we have to keep moving forward.”
Monroe Central’s Beau Combs leaves the Wes-Del defender in the grass Friday night at Gaston. KURT HOSTETLER/THE STAR PRESS
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