Ocean City Today

Decatur to battle SH in final game

Knox ‘confident we can win if we play for 48 mins. and if we play physical football’
By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Nov 02, 2017
Courtesy of: BANK OF OCEAN CITY The Bank of Ocean City sponsors the Stephen Decatur High School football team and following each game, a most valuable player is chosen. As part of its annual $500 pledge, the bank makes a donation to the Stephen Decatur High School Athletic Boosters in that player’s name. Senior captain Tah’Jeem Woodland was named Week 9 MVP. He had a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown as well as a 55-yard touchdown run from scrimmage. He rushed for over 180 yards during last Saturday’s game against James M. Bennett in Salisbury. Decatur lost 30-21. Pictured, from left, are Coach Bob Knox, Woodland and Caleb Miller from the Bank of Ocean City.

(Nov. 3, 2017) After falling to the James M. Bennett Clippers, 30-21, last Saturday in Salisbury, the Stephen Decatur football team hopes to end the regular season with a victory over Snow Hill tonight.

“I told the kids they should have a bad taste in their mouths after the Bennett game. It definitely left a bad taste in my mouth,” Coach Bob Knox said as Decatur led 21-0 in the first quarter and 21-17 at halftime. Bennett held its opponent scoreless in the second half. “You want to have a good taste in your mouth at the end of the season.”

Knox said the Seahawks started off well against the Clippers, but after pulling ahead by three touchdowns, they seemed to “put it on cruise control instead of put the pedal to the metal.”

Decatur senior captain Tah’Jeem Woodland scored twice (55-yard run, 60-yard punt return) and senior Hayden Frazier once (interception return for touchdown).

The Seahawks (3-6) will face their Worcester County rival, the Snow Hill Eagles (1-8), in Snow Hill tonight, at 7 p.m. It is the Eagles’ homecoming game.

“I’m confident we can win if we play for 48 minutes and if we play physical football,” Knox said. “Snow Hill has a dynamic running back, No. 22 [A’Monty Allen]. He’s their main weapon and we’re trying to take their big weapon away from them. Offensively, we need to try to do the things we’ve had success with.”

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