Arawaks overpower Central, 46-0
Published: October 27, 2012
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ST. CROIX - The St. Thomas-St. John Arawak Warriors overwhelmed the St. Croix Central High School Caribs on both offense and defense, winning, 46-0, on Friday night at the Educational Complex field.
The Arawaks eclipsed the 40-point margin to trigger the league's mercy rule at the end of the first half. The game was called after Central was given one more possession to start the second half, which ended in a fumble recovered by the Warriors.
Seniors Chris Cilliers and Kwasi Browne both scored two touchdowns. The Arawaks move to 2-1 after a season-opening 44-0 win over Ivanna Eudora Kean High and a 22-8 loss to Charlotte Amalie High.
"We let our guard down for one game and got cocky," Cilliers said after the win. "We're not going to let that happen again."
Central was unable to move the ball on offense and had no answer on defense for the talented Arawaks. Nevertheless, Arawaks head coach Luke Neely feels his team still has something to prove.
"We've got a few things to clean up," Neely said. "But we're back on track to where we need to be."
The loss was the season opener for the Caribs, after their scheduled opener was canceled by Tropical Storm Rafael.