Seahawks Trounced by Kent Island, 42-8

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity football team continued its roller coaster season last weekend falling to host Kent Island, 42-8, on Friday to drop back to .500 with a 2-2 record.
It’s been a season of highs and lows for the Seahawks thus far as a continued pattern of a big win followed by a loss continued. Decatur opened the season with a 30-28 win over Indian River for their first-ever win over the Indians in the long series. The Seahawks then dropped their second game to fall back to 1-1. Two weeks ago, Decatur got out to an early lead and held on for a huge 12-7 win over Queen Anne’s to improve to 2-1.
Last week, the pattern continued with a 42-8 pasting at the hands of Kent Island, who beat Decatur for the fifth time in a row. The outcome was never really in question from the beginning as Kent Island led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Buccaneers then rode a 28-0 second quarter to take a 42-0 lead into the half.
Decatur continued to battle, just as they have done all year, and played Kent Island relatively even the rest of the way, but the damage had been done. The Seahawks got on the board late in the game on a five-yard touchdown run by P.J. Copes, followed by a two-point conversion by quarterback Justin Meekins, who dove in from two yards out.
Copes and Meekins were bright spots for the Seahawks in the blowout loss. Copes carried the ball 13 times for 35 yards. Meekins was very productive at quarterback, rushing for 53 yards on four carries, while going 3-9 on completions for 44 yards. Decatur’s early season run against powerful Bayside North opponents continues this weekend with a Homecoming game against an improved Easton tonight.