USO runs by Carrick, 52-21


Mariah Howze

Donshae Pollard for The Eagle Online

The unstoppable USO offense pounded Carrick on Friday night to raise their record to 3-0

“We improved upon last week’s performance, and the kids played hard, “ said USO head coach, Lou Berry, after their game this past Friday. It was truly a game to watch as the Wildcats kicked off their City League season with a 52-21 win against Carrick.

It doesn’t seem as if it was much of a challenge for the boys to gain their victory even though there were a few obstacles leading up to it. The team came out strong with two touchdowns in the first quarter.  Junior Stephon Hawthorne put the first on the board when he picked up a fumble and ran it back for the touchdown. Senior Marcus Johnson followed up with a spectacular play of his own, putting the USO Wildcats in the lead.  Johnson scored another touchdown only a minute into the second quarter, as well. Penalties were a problem with the Wildcats as they gave up over 30 yards in the second quarter. This didn’t slow the team up one bit as senior Clay Moorefield recovered a fumble and ran it in for a touchdown, ending the half with USO leading 33-6.

The Wildcats kept up the pressure—and the scoring– second half. Hawthorne ran an amazing 80 yards to score yet again, while Moorefield had a play of his own with a 70 yard run for a touchdown. AJ Roberts later added a touchdown to cap the scoring.


Next up is Brashear on Thursday night at 7.