Vincent hangs 38 on Hatch

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 5, 2004

The Vincent Yellow Jackets’ offense pounded out 408 yards of offense Friday night as the Jackets downed R.C. Hatch, 38-8.

While the Yellow Jackets continue to improve offensively, fourth-year Vincent head coach Dwight Spradley said his team must eliminate the turnovers.

&uot;We still turned the ball over too much,&uot; Spradley said of his team’s five fumbles and one interception. &uot;In all our games, except one, we have had too many turnovers.&uot;

Vincent junior Desmond Yowe had a huge game for the Yellow Jackets, rushing for 185 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown. Maurice Kelley added 46 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns to the Vincent ground game.

&uot;Desmond Yowe had a breakout game for us but he also put the ball on the ground and he must learn to hold onto the football,&uot; Spradley said.

Vincent quarterback Steven Adams also had a big night for the Yellow Jackets, throwing 7-of-12 for 108 yards and a touchdown.

On the defensive side of the ball, Aramis Norwood led all Yellow Jackets with eight tackles while defensive end Zac Latham had seven tackles, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

&uot;I continue to be pleased with our defense and they continue to be a bright spot,&uot; Spradley said. &uot;They may be undersized but they continue to be aggressive.&uot;

This week, the Yellow Jackets host Region 4 foe Billingsley.

This week’s win, Spradley said, moves the Yellow Jackets into a strong position, but Vincent must be ready for four region games in the next five weeks.

Spradley said the Billingsley game will not determine whether the Yellow Jackets go to the playoffs, but it could go a long way at the end of the season.

&uot;This (game) is going to be another game like the Gordo game,&uot; Spradley said. &uot;This is a chance for us to make a statement.