Father Ryan went to Ensworth last night and took a pounding, losing 41-7 and only narrowly avoiding being shut out by returning an interception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against reserves.
Enworth made a statement against Father Ryan, which could have pulled even in record to the Tigers with a win.
This game between the two AA Division II opponents was a litmus test for Father Ryan, (3-2, 1-1 in AA Division II) who beat Brentwood Academy in its third game of the season, when BA was considered amongst one of the better 10 or 20 teams in the state.
Since, BA has lost three games, and the quality of that win has gone down a bit for Father Ryan. So this game on the road against Ensworth, still undefeated at 4-0 (2-0 in AA D-II), put the Fightin’ Irish to the test.
They did not do so well, and were over matched in almost every way.
The Tigers took an early lead, scoring 7 in the first quarter, then 14 in the second, another 7 in the third and 13 more in the fourth. The Tigers were led by star running back D’Andre Ferby, who scored three touchdowns on the night.
The Irish did not have much success, in any facet of the game. Cameron Towns completed only 2 of 12 passes, for 8 yards, and an interception. He also lost two fumbles. Towns also attempted 6 rushes for 9 yards.
It was not much better going for Father Ryan on the ground. As a team they attempted 21 rushes and gained 35 yards. Joseph Holzmer led the Irish in rushing, running for 18 yards on 7 carries.
It was a little better on defense.Andrew Rector intercepted two passes and Carney Chandler returned a third 46 yards for a touchdown for Father Ryan’s only score of the game