Missed chances on offense and defensive breakdowns hurt the Lehman Lobos (1-1) in a 17-0 home opening shutout loss to the McCallum Knights (1-1) Friday at Shelton Stadium.
McCallum’s stifling defense held the Lobos to 137 total yards of offense, with just 50 yards on 25 carries coming in the rushing attack.
Despite reaching the Knights 30-yard line on four different drives throughout the game, Lehman was unable to capitalize on points. Three of the four drives ended with a turnover on downs, with the fourth ending with a missed 46-yard field goal attempt that caromed off the cross bar in the first frame.
On defense, the Lobos were stout in stopping the run game, but were unable to contain McCallum dual threat quarterback Jaxon Rosales as he scrambled for 74 yards on 11 carries. Big plays in the first half also hurt Lehman as Rosales connected with wide receiver Takai Satberry for two touchdowns, including a 46-yard pass deep down the field and the other on a 9-yard fade into the corner of the end-zone.
Rosales finished the night 9-of-12 passing for 126 yards and two touchdowns, while Satberry had three catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns. Knights running back Caleb Brown also carried the ball 26 times for 62 yards.