JEFFERSON CITY — Things just didn't go as planned from the beginning for the Rock Bridge football team.
At least that's what coach A.J. Ofodile said after the game.
But one didn't need to be a coach or an expert to realize that things fell flat for Rock Bridge in its 59-21 loss against Helias Catholic on Saturday night.
"They came out ready to go," Ofodile said. "Their coach did a great job getting them prepared. We just kind of felt off-balance all night on both sides of the ball."
Some of the Bruins' struggles came from the offensive line, which allowed Helias to bring on a ton of pressure to senior quarterback Logan Twehous.
"(Helias) did a great job getting pressure on us," Ofodile said. "Most of the stuff that we wanted to throw downfield were available to us, but just protecting it was the problem. They threw some good pressures at us and we didn't get it picked up."
Twehous blamed lack of focus for his and the team's struggles.
"We've played better," Twehous said. "We just have to focus up and be better during the week just like (after the) Ray-Pec (game)."
"The plays were there to make," he added. "We just didn't execute."
Helias was able to outscore the Bruins 28-7 in the second half. This dropped Rock Bridge's record to 4-2, while improving Helias' record to 4-2.
"We'll do better next week," Twehous said. "There is no question we'll be better prepared next week. Get back into a normal routine."