Easton finishes undefeated, Warriors shut out CSD to end the season
CAMBRIDGE, MD.- Behind three interceptions by Shareef Curry and two touchdowns on the ground from Graham Hadaway, the Easton Warriors defeated Cambridge 24-0 to finish the season at 5-0. The loss drops the Vikings to 4-2 to end the spring season.
It was a rematch of last seasons instant classic, a double OT 40-34 Easton victory to end the regular season. The Warriors came into the afternoon sitting at 4-0 and the only undefeated team in the Bayside. The Vikings at 4-1, their only loss a tough one to Kent Island in week three.
It was a defensive affair early, the teams trading interceptions. Cambridges Tayon Fletcher picking off Ryan O’Connor on the games opening drive, then Shareef Curry stepping in front of a John Henry pass in the back of the end zone for a touchback. We would be scoreless headed to the second quarter. Following a CSD fumble to start the quarter, the Warriors finally got into the end zone. Graham Haddaway cut through the defense and just over the goal line to give the Warriors the 7-0 lead with the extra point. A few failed 4th down conversions for both teams took us to halftime with the same 7-0 score.
In the second half, the teams traded punts early but with 6:52 left in the third the Warriors extended their lead to 10 after a Tristan Cassell field goal. Ensuing Vikings possession and Curry came up with his third interception of the game to set the offense up nicely around the 30 yard line. And just a few plays later, it was Haddaway again punching it into the end zone to make it a three score, 17-0 lead for Easton to end the third quarter. In the fourth, not much offensive action with both teams unable to get the ball into the red zone. With just under two minutes to play, O’Connor would drop a dime into the back of the end zone to a wide open Grant Copper for the final connection of their illustrious careers as Easton held on for the 24-0 win over Cambridge.
Easton QB Ryan O’Connor finishes his career with 78 touchdowns, second all time in the Bayside conference. He will continue his career this fall for the University of Delaware Blue Hens.