It isn’t the start William Monroe envisioned, but a stout out-of-district schedule can put a program in these kind of holes.
The Dragons fell 39-10 Friday to Spotswood at home, dropping their second straight after losing to Monticello on the road a week ago.
Big plays hurt the Dragons as Spotswood scored from 50 and 69 yards out on passing touchdowns from Ryan High to Connell Ischinger right out of the gate to fall into a 14-3 hole. They wouldn’t escape. With a couple of punt returns for touchdowns by Robert Smith — one from 65 yards out and another from 72 yards out, the Trailblazers simply made too many plays for the Dragons to keep pace.
High finished 7-for-13 with 149 yards and the two touchdowns while Brennan Brown finished with 62 yards on 12 carries to lead Spotswood on the ground.
Monroe notched a field goal in the early going, but didn’t get on the board until an Alex Kinsey touchdown run from 17 yards out in the fourth quarter that closed the gap to 39-10.
Kinsey finished with 104 yards on the ground and another 81 through the air on 17-for-29 passing. Zach Miller had 36 yards on 10 touches and Dupree Rucker caught three balls for 62 yards. Sal Coyle had three catches for 31 yards and Alex Hoffman had two catches and 30 yards.
Jaekwon Wayne picked off a pass for the Dragons.
The Dragons will look to bounce back this week against Fort Defiance.