Atom’s can’t seem to catch a break

FB loses another close one, 20-28, against West Potomac


The Atoms continued their losing streak, making them 0-8 for the season.
This game, much like the rest of the season, was a close game leaving fans at the edge of their seats.

The recent West Potomac game was exciting with a lot of tension.

This was the Atoms’ second conference game of the season. The Atoms went into the game after an ugly loss from T.C. Williams HS, 62-35.

West Potomac HS, who was also coming off a close loss from Mount Vernon HS, 32-27.
To start off the conference rivalry, the Wolverines got ahead quickly and scored early in the first quarter.

However, quarterback Danny Salisbury was able to keep composure and link with wide receiver Robert Laatour for a 65 yard pass to get the Atoms inside the 10 yard line.

Salisbury rushed for an Atoms touchdown, leaving the score at the end of the first quarter at 7-7.
The Atoms started the second quarter off strong by scoring first off of Salisbury’s second rushing touchdown of the night, leaving the the Atoms up, 14-7.

Still, the Wolverines didn’t give up and continued to score an additional two touchdowns in the second quarter, putting the score at the end of the first half at 14-21.

The second half started with the Wolverines scoring first on a 21 yard touchdown pass, leaving the score at 14-28.
The Atoms fired back by scoring on a 20 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brian Boyd.

The Atoms have had problems capitalizing on extra points all season and it happened again.
Kicker Justin Scott missed the extra point, making the score 20-28.

Neither the Atoms nor the Wolverines could find a way to score in the fourth quarter, so the Atoms lost their eighth straight game, with the score at 20-28.

“We played very well on offense, moved the ball well, and were fairly balanced, played well on Defense in the second half,” head coach Mike Scott said. “We just need to work on putting together a complete game.”

It wasn’t just the coach who thought the team maintained balance in the game.
The players also know that they did well but need to finish better.

“I thought we played well, worked hard on both sides of the football, and played together as a team,” freshman Emanuel Adomakoh said. “We just didn’t get the result we wanted.”

On Nov. 1, the Atoms will play Hayfield HS in their last home game of the season, hoping to get the first Atom win.