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Touted foes too tough for ’Dogs, ’Jackets

Touted foes too tough for ’Dogs, ’Jackets

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 12:02 pm

Gleason faced off against one of the top teams in Class 1A. Greenfield hosted one of that classification’s hottest teams.
Both opponents proved worthy of their lofty spots.
Huntingdon, ranked No. 4 in last week’s 1A poll, handed the Bulldogs a 42-6 setback, while South Fulton extended its winning streak to four in a row with a 41-10 win over the Yellowjackets’ in high school football action Friday night.
Gleason is 2-4 overall but will have an excellent chance to get back on track this week with a trip across the state line to play Fulton City. Greenfield remained winless, now 0-6, and will see its road get even tougher this week with a visit to Humboldt, which was ranked sixth in last week’s 2A poll.
H’don 42, Gleason 6
The Mustangs scored three touchdowns before going into the locker room for halftime and then put up three more after coming back out in improving to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in District 13A.
Torrey Watson had a two-yard scoring run in the first quarter, and then Corbin Jordan sandwiched Gleason’s only score with TD rushes of 25 and three yards for a 21-6 halftime lead.
The Bulldogs’ lone score came at 4:55 of the second period on a three-yard run by David Spellings.
Huntingdon put the game away with three touchdowns in the third quarter.
Brandon Huss hauled in a 14-yard TD pass from Tyler Warbritton, the Mustangs’ only pass attempt of the game, while David Maybin and Jamal Currie each had scoring runs of four yards.
Huntingdon pounded the Gleason defense with its ground game with 394 yards on 50 carries, Watson leading the way with 202 yards on 17 tries.
Gleason managed just 40 yards on 32 rushing attempts and turned to the passing game with quarterback Connor Verdell hitting 10-of-17 for 143 yards.
SF 41, Greenfield 10
The Red Devils picked up 335 of their 417 total yards on the ground, averaging 6.3 yards-per-carry and scoring four touchdowns, while limiting the Yellowjackets to just 100 total yards in their District 14A showdown.
J.P. Fowler led South Fulton’s ground attack with 139 yards on 16 carries, scoring on runs of 20 and 51 yards, while Cody Tatum added 68 yards, including an 11-yard TD run, on 10 attempts.
Zach Grebe hit a 35-yard field goal for Greenfield at 4:43 of the second quarter, getting the ’Jackets within 21-3, and then Austin Pence capped off the game’s scoring with a 99-yard kickoff return with nine minutes remaining in the game.
Braxton Tucker and Jeremy Lannom each had six tackles for Greenfield. Published in The WCP 10.4.11

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