It's all smiles for Southfield A&T recently. With the 44-6 victory Sept. 7 against Bloomfield Hills High, the Warriors have won two straight. Pictured, Saunders Carter gives a thumbs up in Week 2 of the season.

It's all smiles for Southfield A&T recently. With the 44-6 victory Sept. 7 against Bloomfield Hills High, the Warriors have won two straight. Pictured, Saunders Carter gives a thumbs up in Week 2 of the season.

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Southfield A&T cruises past Bloomfield Hills High

By: Zachary Manning | C&G Newspapers | Published September 7, 2018

SOUTHFIELD – Southfield A&T jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 44-6 victory over Bloomfield Hills High Sept. 7 at home (1-2).

 

The Warriors (2-1 overall) used a balanced attack on offense, rushing for two touchdowns and throwing for four. But it was the defense that helped the Warriors gain momentum early.

 

Already up 6-0, A&T was able to get a stop on fourth and 2, which gave it possession at the Black Hawks’ 38-yard line. The Warriors would get a field goal to take a 9-0 lead.

 

Then, on the 15th play of Bloomfield Hills’ next possession, junior defensive back Allen McWhorter came down with an interception at the 1-yard line. The Warriors would then go on a 99-yard drive, capped off by a 25-yard rushing touchdown by senior running back D’ Anthony Robinson.

 

“The defense played really well,” Warriors coach Tim Conley said. “I think they didn’t have a first down for the first three series; they had to punt. That’s what really helped us out. Getting the ball into the offense’s hands and being able to move the ball.”

 

At the half, A&T led 16-0. The Black Hawks (1-2) made the game interesting early in the third quarter. Senior running back Jacob Gasso capped a seven-play, 44-yard drive, which cut the A & T lead to 16-6 with 7:21 to go in the third quarter. 

 

However, that would be the closest the Black Hawks would get as the Warriors scored touchdowns on their next four possessions.

 

“I thought we played good up front,” Black Hawks coach Dan Loria said. “We ran the football throughout the game, and I think that’s a definite positive thing.”

 

Heading into next week, Loria wants to see his team get mentally tougher and fight through adversity. The Black Hawks committed 14 penalties in the game.

 

Bloomfield Hills’ next game is at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at home against West Bloomfield High.

 

The Warriors play at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Oxford High.