Dawgs run inside, outside to win
Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 6:01 pm
GLEASON, Tenn. — The Halls Tigers are probably still trying to figure out the Gleason Bulldogs' rushing attack after falling 28-6 to their host Friday night at Parks Edwards Field.
Gleason's ground attack was two-pronged with fullback J.T. Waszkowski pounding the middle and Dalton Teeter burning up the edges. Waszkowski finished with 142 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, while Teeter blazed to the end zone twice and rushed for 146 yards on 11 carries for the Dawgs (2-1, 0-1 District 13-A).
The Halls offense is likely still shaking its head too. The Bulldog defense, led by Matt Mayo, limited the Tigers (2-1, 0-0 District 14-A) to just 146 yards of offense.
Gleason came up with a big defensive stand in its own red zone and forced a turnover on downs to end Halls' second possession of the night. The lone Tiger TD came late in the game after the Dawgs fumbled deep in their own territory.
Gleason recovered an onside kick to start the game for good field position at its own 47. Waszkowski romped 20 yards for the score and Mayo's PAT provided a 7-0 lead just under over two minutes into the game.
The Dawgs never trailed.
Following the clutch defensive stand, Gleason marched 90 yards and scored on a 41-yard Teeter touchdown run. Mayo's kick lifted the lead to 14-0 early in the second quarter.
The GHS defense then forced a three-and-out series by Halls. On the ensuing drive, Teeter ran four yards for his second touchdown and a 20-0 lead.
The final Gleason score came mid way through the third. The Dawgs recovered a Tiger fumble and the ensuing 64-yard drive was highlighted by Teeter runs of 39 and 22 yards. Sophomore quarterback Conner Verdell capped the drive with a one-yard touchdown plunge.
Grant Dew scored Halls' TD on a two-yard run following a fumble after the game was well in Gleason's hands.
Halls 0 0 0 6—6
Gleason 7 13 8 0—28
GHS — J.T. Waszkowski 20-yard run, (Matt Mayo kick), 9:51.
GHS — Dalton Teeter 41-yard run, (Mayo kick), 11:09.
GHS — Teeter 4-yard run, (kick failed), 5:50.
GHS — Conner Verdell 1-yard run, (Teeter run), 6:45.
HHS — Grant Dew 2-yard run, (run failed), 8:34.
First Downs 9 17
Rushes-yards 29-95 51-323
Passing yards 51 21
Comp-Att-Int 7-17-1 2-6-0
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 4-2
Penalties-yards 3-15 5-50
Rushing — Halls, Emmitt Henning 4-23, David Davidson 6-23, Steven Cessac 9-18, Cody Chipman 3-12, Cory Walker 2-8, Grant Dew 2-4, Cody Olds 1-3, Tony Cooper 1-3, Cory Walker 1-1; Gleason, Dalton Teeter 11-146, J.T. Waszkowski 23-142, Nicky Spain 7-30, Cody Ezell 4-14, Sam Cosby 1-7, Conner Verdell 3-(-8), Team 2-(-8).
Passing — Halls, Henning 5-15-1 — 33, Olds 1-1-0 — 16, Cooper 1-1-0 — 2; Gleason, Verdell 2-6-0 — 21.
Receiving — Halls, Cody Curran 5-50, Davidson 1-2, Shelby Cross 1-(-1); Gleason, Cory Frye 1-11, Spain 1-10.
Records — Halls 2-1 (0-0 District 14-A), Gleason 2-1 (0-1 District 13-A).
Next Game — Halls will visit Lake County, while Gleason entertains McKenzie with kickoff for both games at 7 on Friday night.