Stifling fourth-quarter defense leads to late comeback for Okeene
While last Friday was a cold, rainy night in Okeene, the weather wasn’t enough to deter the Whippets from finally putting an end to their six-game losing streak with a 44-36 comeback victory over Beaver. To those who came out to brave the elements, they got a treat as Coach Chad Miller and the Whippets put forth one of their top efforts of the season to earn their second victory.
Two weeks prior, Okeene’s trip to Beaver was one that saw the Whippets allow over 400 yards rushing thanks to poor tackling. Okeene also committed four turnovers in the second half of the 48-36 loss, but many things would change on Friday.
For starters, the tackling was some of the best that Okeene has displayed during the 2019 campaign. While the Dusters two dominant rushers vigourously ran through the Whippets’ tackle attempts in Beaver, Okeene’s defense did a much better job of making them earn their yardage in this one.
“I feel like our defense has made improvements in the last two weeks,” stated Miller. “We want to come up and be the aggressor on defense. We still need to find more consistency in our job roles.”
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