Opposite ends of extremes for Bulldogs, Greenfield
Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:02 pm
Gleason was the latest team to beat up on Fulton City.
Humboldt was the latest to do pretty much the same to Greenfield.
Gleason broke a three-game losing streak with a 40-0 win over Fulton City, Ky., while the Yellowjackets remained winless with a 55-7 loss to Humboldt in prep football action Friday night.
Gleason 40, Fulton 0
Connor Verdell threw two touchdown passes to Thomas Fowler, and both Blake Taylor and Ian Legens had a pair of TD runs to lead Gleason to the blowout win north of the state line.
Verdell was efficient with 114 yards and the two scores on three completions, while seven ball-carriers accounted for 219 yards on 37 carries.
Kegens finished with 107 yards on 13 carries, and Taylor added 48 yards on seven rushes.
Held to just 25 points in its losing skid, Gleason surpassed that in the first half against its Bluegrass host, leading 33-0 at the intermission.
Verdell and Fowler started the fireworks with a 47-yard hook-up at 10:46 of the first quarter.
Taylor then had a 10-yard TD run at 4:16 of the first quarter and a two-yard run at 8:23 of the second.
Legens scored on a seven-yard run at 4:40 of the second, and then Fowler pulled in a 50-yard scoring pass from Verdell at the 1:33 mark.
Gleason added another touchdown in the third quarter as Legens ran for 25 yards at the five-minute mark.
Fulton is 1-6 this year and 1-16 over the last two seasons.
Humboldt 55, G’field 7
Much like Gleason’s win, the Yellowjackets’ loss was pretty much wrapped up by the intermission with the Vikings carrying a 48-0 lead into the locker room.
Humboldt’s first two scores were “special” as Antonio Brooks returned punts 49 and 52 yards for touchdowns, and then Nic McLilly added a 56-yard punt return for a score in the second quarter.
The Vikes scored in all three phases of the game with four TDs on offense and one on defense.
Luke Brittain had a four-yard TD pass from Jaylen Montague, while CC Moody (four yards), Cornelius Watson (nine) and Terrence Glenn (four) all scored on runs. Defensively, George Wilson brought back an interception 29 yards.
Greenfield’s lone score came near then end of the third quarter as Austin Pence reached the end zone on a 50-yard run with 50 seconds remaining.
Now 0-7 overall and 0-4 in District 14A, the ’Jackets will host league rival Halls this Friday. Humboldt, the state’s No. 5-ranked Class 1A team, improves to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the district and will travel to district and Gibson County rival Trenton this week. Published in The WCP 10.11.11