Los Angeles, Ca – The Inglewood Blackhawks (6-0) handle the business in LCFL home season opener defeating Cali Ryders 34-12. The Blackhawks came out ready to defend their undefeated record in week two of regular season. Their Head Coach Tony Reid came with a simple game plan lets run the ball and get a win.
Blackhawks offense lead by quarterback Kyle Parrish had good outing spreading the ball around with 3 touchdown pass for 7 yards, 38 yards, & 16 yards. Wide receiver D.J. Carter was the recipient of two of the touchdowns in the air of 7 & 16 yards. Slot receiver Deshawn “Shawny Black” Edmond kept the chains moving for first downs with few moves to make first tackler miss.
On the ground attack was rookie Kendall Gordon who ran hard in a new offense. Gordon scored a tough two yard touchdown run to give Blackhawks 14-0 lead with 15.4 seconds left in first quarter. They also had one big play before the half was a 26 yard pick six for touchdown by corner back Donyea Coleman at 1:51. This gave the Blackhawks 26-0 lead going into the half.
Some teams would hang their heads and stop playing hard in the second half but not this Cali Ryders team. Head Coach Don Daniels rallied his troops to keep competing and good things will happen. The first half for the Ryders had few untimely turnovers that allowed potential scoring drives to be halted. On the Ryders defense Ricky Thomas was all over the field with big hits and being the fire his team needed to keep fighting.
By the end of third quarter the Blackhawks had begun to bring in few subs in secondary to give backups some work to have them ready when called upon. The subs were able to hold the Ryders out of end zone when they made it to the Red Zone. Former player now Defensive Signal Caller Roy Otis called X for the 4th goal from 10 yard line. His boys responded with 15 yard sack by Mike Johnson and few others.
The resilient Ryders still came back later fighting to get on the scoreboard. Quarterback Josh Owes battled back after rotating with few others at his spot to connect on 20 yard touchdown pass to Damon Ogburn with 5:54 left in 4th quarter. That score made score 34-6 in the 4th quarter. The Blackhawks had sub in dominate running QB in Edmond just to try some different things. Before the game was officially over Owes threw one more touchdown to Austin Daniels for 28 yard score with 25.6 seconds on the clock. Hopefully this momentum will do the Ryders some good to build on for their next game against So Cal Coyotes.
The Blackhawks will have a bye next week and will resume at home August 29th hosting So Cal Golden Bears.