When Brooks scheduled Simeon they were anxious to show that they were ready to take their place among the elite programs in the city.
That thought process came under some serious scrutiny Saturday at Gately Stadium with 56-0 loss at the hands of the powerhouse Wolverines.
The game was never in question as quarterback Timon Watkins threw four touchdown passes in the first half — a 60-yard pass to Demonte Reed, two eight-yard passes to Dion Earls, and a 44-yard pass to Matt Fleming. Earls got things going for the Wolverines (1-1) on the first play of the game when he took the kick 92-yards for a touchdown.
Raevon Peters had eight tackles, caused a fumble, recovered an on-side kick and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown to lead Simeon’s stifiling defense.
Watkins finished 9 of 11 for 209 yards and four touchdowns.
“I didn’t think I played up to my ability last week,” Watkins said. “Coach told me to relax and let the game come to me. The offensive line did a great job and the defense keep the ball in our hands.”
Peters said the team is focused and ready to take on the challenge of playing mistake free football. “We know we have a team that can challenge for a state championship,” Peter said. “It is up to us to prove it and do what it takes to make it happen.”
Simeon scored all but one of its touchdowns in the first half building a 49-0 lead and coach Dante Culbreath gave his reserves plenty action. The final touchdown was on a 15-yard pass from quarterback Dakota Turner to Patrick Parker.
Brooks (0-2) was limited to 56 total yards but quarterback Eric Matthews said the team will regroup from this loss.
“We have had two tough games against two tough opponents, but we are better than we have showed so far,” Matthews said. “There is a lot of football left in us and there are no quitters on this team.”
“Anytime you get a victory it is good,” Culbreath said. “Our goal is to improve each game, play the best football that we can play, and be the best team that we can be.”