LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 10, 2019) -- The Inglewood Blackhawks got off to a slow start on Saturday night where it saw them score only 14 points in the first half but they slowly got themselves into gears and raced away with a 34-14 victory over the San Diego Silverbacks. The Blackhawks moved to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in LDFL play. The Blackhawk defense took this game in their hands and clamped down after giving up 14 points in the first half. They took it personal and pitched a shut-out in the second half limiting the Silverbacks to less than 100 offensive yards. The defense was led by LB Devin Jones who collected a Blackhawk record 19 tackles on the day. Jones broke LB Roy Otis 7 year record of 17 tackles in a game back on October 20, 2012 against the Vegas Trojans. "Devin was a monster out there today" stated head coach Tony Reid. I think he was motivated by a few things that made him want to make a statement tonight. DT Chris Benson also had a huge game accounting for 10 tackles while DE Travis Taylor had 9. SS Chris Howell had a solid overall game making some crucial plays throughout the game while picking up 7 tackles himself.
Offensively, QB Robert Fuller Sr.continues to light up the scoreboard throwing for another 4 touchdowns while completing 16 of 32 passes. RB Terrell Alex had another solid game rushing 12 times for 121 yards and 1 touchdown. Both Alex and Fuller lead the league in their respective categories. WR Justin Sydney scored two touchdowns to raise his league total to 4 while WR Billy Jordan caught 1 raising his league leading total to 6. RB/WR/DB Brian Flowers continues to play exceptionally well on both sides of the ball as he scored through the air on offense as well.
Inglewood will travel to Locke High School this weekend to
take on the West Coast Lions who defeated the Santa Clarita Tigers 22-17 last weekend. These two teams met in the preseason with Inglewood winning 46-14. This will be the 6th meeting between the Blackhawks and the WCL with Inglewood leading the series 6-0.