Rams edge Longhorns 27-13

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Maddie Cooke

Parkway West looks to bounce back against Clayton on Friday, Oct. 10.

The Longhorns fall at home 27-13 to the visiting Ladue Rams. The game was tied up through three quarters, but later in the fourth Ladue put up two touchdowns drives to finish the game.

“We put up a great fight against a team no one thought we could play with.  As long as we keep playing and practicing like that we will have a good future ahead of us,” senior lineman Logan Williams said

Ladue was first in the Suburban Central National Conference coming into Friday’s game at 4-2.  

“Year in and year out they have a great team. We hung in there with them throughout the whole game, but now we have to focus up and move forward from this loss,” junior defensive end Ryan Wimmer said.

Senior quarterback Jack Martin was an efficient 9 -11 passing with 112 yards and one touchdown. Martin also added 11 yards running the ball.

“From this game we realized that we couldn’t have little mistakes. They were a good football team and against an opponent like that we have to execute more often on both sides of the ball,” junior quarterback Jack Martin said.

Martin’s 30 yard touchdown pass at the end of the second quarter to Tyrece Hines tied the game up at halftime. Hines caught 4 passes for 83 yards with a touchdown.

“When I saw the ball in the air I knew in my head I had a great shot at catching it. Jack threw the perfect pass to me with the defender on my back. It was a great feeling,” Hines said.

Linebackers Evan Shukers and Drew Seers combined for 19 tackles on the night.

“This game really brought our defense together. We had some really great goal line stands. This game showed us what we are capable of and how close we are to doing great things,” Shukers said.

Senior running back Nick Lewis broke off a 35-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter to tie the game 13-13. Lewis finished the game with 19 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown.

“The linemen did a great job all night opening up running lanes for me. On my touchdown run in the third quarter it was all because of the guys upfront,” senior running back Nick Lewis said.

The Horns travel to Clayton on Saturday Oct. 10, for their last conference game.

“If we play with the same effort and intensity that we had last week, then we should be able to beat Clayton. All we need to do is clean up the small mistakes and we will be fine,” senior lineman Kyle Freebersyser.