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Royals keep rolling with win over Litchfield

LITCHFIELD – There has been no slowing down the Watertown-Mayer football team coming off their first loss of the season. After getting back on track against Annandale last week, the Royals kept things rolling with an impressive 24-7 win over the Litchfield Dragons Oct. 7.

“It was a good game for us in the sense that we were in a dog fight,” Royals coach Andrew Phillips said. “On offense, we were able to both run and throw the ball with success. While we did not have any big plays, we were consistent on offense.”

After settling for a 34-yard field goal by Ashton Hecksel on their first drive, Nick Anderstrom gave the Royals an immediate scoring chance after blocking the Litchfield punt on the ensuing drive.

On 3rd and goal, Albert Rundell found Ian Burau on a play-action pass to extend the Royals’ lead to 10-0 following the extra point by Hecksel.

W-M’s defense would continue to make plays all game long. They held the Dragons in check all game long allowing just seven points which came late in the fourth quarter.

“Our defense did a nice job of containing their running back,” Phillips said. “He is a solid player and we were able to force them to try and throw the ball.”

The Royals are back in action Friday night when they travel to Holy Family for a matchup with the Fire. Holy Family is 0-6 on the season and coming off a 43-7 loss to Annandale last week.

“As we move into the coming week’s game, we need to continue to clean up the penalties and also continue through the process of becoming a great team,” Phillips said.

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