|Roaring Murray has feast at Fulton |
|Posted: Monday, September 7, 2009 3:38 pm |
|Fulton City couldn’t stop Murray. |
And as a result, the Tigers couldn’t stop scoring during an 82-6 rout at Memorial Field on Friday night.
“They are a good football team,” Bulldogs’ skipper Wayne Lohaus said after Friday’s defeat. “There’s no excuses. It didn’t matter who we had out there, we had a tough opponent.
“It was a major mismatch for us against probably one of the best teams in western Kentucky. I mean, they have two 300-pound tackles, while both of ours are 160 pounds each. We were physically outmanned and mentally because of all the young players we had to send out there.”
Murray (3-0) struck for 41 points in the opening quarter, scoring six touchdowns and making just one mistake — a missed point-after-kick.
Fulton City (0-3) got its only score during the second frame when Jacquise Lockett broke free for a 75-yard dash to the endzone at the 5:52 mark of the second.
Offensively, Lockett accounted for 199 yards (159 rushing on nine carries and 40 receiving on two catches), but the one-man show was no match for Murray’s variety of weapons.
In the second half, the Tigers scaled back their attack, scoring on just three occasions.
If there was a silver lining for the Bulldogs, it had to be the fact that none of their players was seriously injured on Friday.
“We were lucky to get out of this game without more injuries than we did,” Lohaus said.
Fulton City was without Rondell Bransford, who was out due to an ankle injury, but the team did get DeMarquis Young back. Young, the backup quarterback last season and a split end now, was a non-factor on Friday, rushing once for a loss of two yards and on catch for 23 yards.
FC plays crosstown rival South Fulton this week.