The Skipstone Academy Warriors coaching staff was in a good position Monday afternoon.
They really didn’t have anything to fuss about from the previous week’s game against Philadelphia Christian. That happens when you blow out a team 58-0.
“That game was almost, should I say, a bit too easy. I want the guys to face a bit of adversity and see what they do from there,” said Warriors head coach Nick Elliott.
Hopefully, Elliott will get his chance this week. The Warriors (2-1) will face Youth Christian this Thursday at 7 p.m. at Warriors Field, not on Saturday as was previously scheduled.
“Youth Christian called and said they had no transportation for Saturday so they asked if they could move the date of the game to Thursday,” Elliott said.
Elliott said Youth Christian doesn’t film its games, so he doesn’t know what’s in store for him on Thursday evening.
He does know one thing, however.
“They were pretty good last year,” he said.
Elliott said he was proud of how well his team played last week.
“The beauty about our game against Philly Christian was that some of the younger kids got a chance to play and they did an outstanding job,” he said.
Elliott mentioned that freshman Caleb Mantooth had two sacks and six tackles from the defensive end spot and eighth-graders Christian Salvadore and Colby Polk also scored TDs as well.
Salvadore had a rushing touchdown and Polk had a fumble recovery touchdown.
“The young guns stepped up,” he said. “It was good to see us play as a team last week.”
Skipstone has two more home games after this one before going on the road for the first time this season, a contest at Colonial Hills on Oct. 15.
GAME: Youth Christian at Skipstone Academy (2-1)
TIME: 7 p.m. Thursday at Warriors Field
LAST MEETING: First meeting
LAST WEEK: The Warriors recorded their first shutout in team history last Friday, blanking Philadelphia Christian 58-0. Several Warriors scored touchdowns against Philly, including the younger players who don't get much time.