The Ravens began Heart south play on Saturday when they defeated the Eagles from Central Methodist University 47-0.
The game started in what some would call a defensive battle with the single score of the first quarter coming from Ravens senior quarterback Garrett Kettle on a seven yard QB keeper.
Kettle would go on the rest game finishing with a 50% completion percentage for 175 yards and two touchdowns through the air.
Kettle wasn’t the only one on the offensive side of the ball who had a good game. Rayshon Mills, senior, running back had 10 carries for 102 yards and two touchdowns.
“I was seeing my lineman block for me, my receivers were downfield blocking on the turbos. This week we stressed that the run game was something we had to get better at,” Mills said. “Everyone did their job and they made it real easy for me.”
Mills scored his first touchdown making the score 14-0 in the second quarter after the Ravens defense came up big with a fumble recovery while the Eagles were pinned back deep in their own territory.
Going into halftime the Ravens made two consecutive field goals by Harry Balke, sophomore, kicker one of which came from 51 yards out to extend their lead to 20-0.
The Raven offense wasn’t the only part of the team that was putting in work on Saturday. The defensive side of the ball had an outstanding game. They held the Eagles to 106 yards of total offense, had three interceptions, scooped up two fumbles and sacked the quarterback five times.
Isaac Anderson, junior, defensive lineman, played a pivotal role in stopping the run game against the Eagles.
“We knew if we shut down the run game it would turn into a strictly passing game. Every week our defense is getting better and now we are trying to stack weeks together to where we aren’t making any mistakes,” Anderson said.
The Ravens poured on their onslaught in the third quarter scoring three more touchdowns to shut the door on the Eagles. After three quarters the Ravens had a commanding lead of 40-0.
Senior, backup quarterback, Luke Laskowski put the icing on the cake with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Harry O’Neil extending their lead to 47-0.
The Ravens continue heart south conference play as they go to Marshall, Missouri to take on the Missouri Valley College Vikings.