Due to the weather, some customers may experience late delivery of The Roanoke Times. We apologize for the delay.
Tanner Reed and Kory Hendricks each score 2 TDs as Christiansburg batters Cave Spring.
T.J. WITTEN | Special to The Roanoke Times
Christiansburg running back Kory Hendricks ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns Friday.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
ROANOKE -- Christiansburg is beginning to feel right at home at Dwight Bogle Stadium.
For the second week in a row the Blue Demons made the trip up Interstate 81 and defeated a River Ridge District foe as they topped Cave Spring 49-7 on Friday night. This followed a victory over Hidden Valley at the same stadium last week.
The victory was highlighted by the Christiansburg offense, which scored on every one of their possessions.
"That's pretty efficient," Christiansburg coach Tim Cromer said. "Our guys did a great job of driving and a great job on first downs. They kept us in manageable downs."
Running back Kory Hendricks led the Blue Demons (3-0, 5-1) with 109 yards and two touchdowns. He had his greatest success on Christiansburg's patented jet sweep.
"We wanted to run outside hard and fast," Hendricks said. "All week at practice we were running the jets fast and out wide."
Christiansburg opened the scoring when running back Tanner Reed had a 2-yard TD run four minutes into the game. Hendricks followed at the 3:21 mark of the first quarter with a 35-yard scoring run to make it 14-0.
After a Christiansburg field goal early in the second quarter, Cave Spring (0-2, 2-4) got its lone score when quarterback Alex Emery hit Zac Foutz with a 25-yard touchdown pass to make it 17-7.
Christiansburg answered the Knights' score before the half as quarterback Charlie Jackson connected with Jake Hamley on 68-yard TD pass to make it 25-7.
"They have good speed. Sometimes we were in right place [defensively] and sometimes we weren't," Cave Spring coach Tim Fulton said. "They had a good offensive game plan that they executed and we paid for it."
Just before halftime, Jackson intercepted a Cave Spring pass and returned it to the Knights' 24. Two plays later Logan Adkins bulled into the end zone from a yard out to make the score 32-7.
The victory capped off a tough week for Cromer. On Wednesday his 7-year-old son Caleb had surgery on his hands to repair injuries he suffered in an accident last weekend.
Cromer missed two days of practice, but his squad didn't miss a beat.
"Caleb's doing great. He's tougher than this team," Cromer joked. "Our coaches and players, though, really stepped up. I'm so proud of our program."
Christiansburg 14 18 14 3-49
Cave Spring 0 7 0 0- 7
Cburg - Reed 4 run (Hamley kick)
Cburg - Hendricks 35 run (Hamley kick)
Cburg - FG Hamley 29
CSpring - Foutz 25 pass from Emery (Seymour kick)
Cburg - Hamley 68 pass from Jackson (2-pt conversion good)
Cburg - Adkins 1 run (Hamley kick)
Cburg - Reed 32 run (Hamley kick)
Cburg - Hendricks 2 run (Hamley kick)
Cburg - FG Hamley 26
First downs 22 12
Yards rushing 360 80
Passes C-A-I 4-7-0 8-18-2
Yards passing 103 94
Penalties-yards 4-50 1-1
Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-0
Punts-average 0-0 3-38
RUSHING - Christiansburg, Hendricks 11-109, Reed 9-96, Adkins 10-51, Jackson 1-10, Vitaliano 1-7, Dunn 2-6, Muldoon 4-46, Brown 2-3, Cridlin 4-29, Vaughn 1-3. Cave Spring, Roach 10-30, Emery 7-19, Rice 7-26, Curtis 1-5.
PASSING - Christiansburg, Jackson 4-7-0-103. Cave Spring, Emery 8-18-2-94, Foutz 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING - Christiansburg, Hamley 3-86, Reed 1-17. Cave Spring, Ball 1-11, Foutz 1-25, Albritton 1-4, Kidd 4-45, McIlwraith 1-9.
Weather JournalIce threat may grow into Sun PM