An early week off sure paid off for the Georgetown Bulldogs.
Georgetown shut down Andrews’ option offense en route to a 28-6 victory Friday night.
The week off, Bulldogs coach Bradley Adams said, allowed his squad to get ready for the option attack.
“We went to work on defending their inside-outside veer,” he said. “Thankfully we were able to have a week off to start working on that and we had some success.”
The defense continued to get stops early to allow the Bulldogs to control the clock.
“They kept them off the field all night,” Adams said of his defense. “They held them to just barely over 100 yards rushing.”
Offensively, Georgetown (2-0) was balanced. Michael Billings ran 17 times for 138 yards and two scores and quarterback Jarvis Brown was 12-for-19 for 162 yards and two touchdowns.
“We were balanced,” Adams said. “We went into the game thinking we could run the ball successfully. They were blitzing us and doing a lot of different stuff. They were playing man so we threw more than we anticipated.”
Daquan Gibson had 10 rushes for 42 yards and Brown contributed 39 yards on nine attempts. The Bulldogs’ next test will be James Island, which Adams said will be a tough test.
“They’re a quality opponent,” he said. “We’ve just got to stay healthy, that’s the main thing. We’ve got to continue to work hard. We don’t have the most talented kids, but we have guys who will work hard and work together. We’re just bonding and meshing well together. If one guy goes down, another one steps up. As a coach you can’t be more proud of them for that.”
“I felt the kids were getting better. We’re getting in better shape,” Waccamaw coach Tyronne Davis said. “This early in the season you are still working on fundamentals. I was proud of our execution. We still made some mistakes early, but we were able to correct them and get this victory.”
The Warriors have an off week before returning to the field Sept. 20.
“We’re going to try go get our guys healthy and work on fundamentals,” Davis said. “This gives us a chance to evaluate our early games and make sure we have players at the right positions. We’ll work on the things we’re not really good on right now. We’ll continue to work and focus on getting better.
“I thought our kids were in pretty good shape, but that’s something you have to continue to work on.”