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The Patriots won their fourth straight by leveling Carroll County.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Under ideal circumstances, it’s about a 90-minute ride from Roanoke to Hillsville.
Friday night’s return trip for the Carroll County football team likely seemed much longer than that.
Patrick Henry flattened the Cavaliers 70-22 in a River Ridge District clash, winning its fourth consecutive game, improving its record to 7-2 and advancing toward a possible first-round home playoff game in two weeks.
The Cavaliers fell to 1-8.
Patrick Henry scored 10 touchdowns while running just 27 plays from scrimmage. The hosts rolled up 585 yards of total offense, an eye-popping average of 21.7 yards per play.
PH had five touchdowns of 50 yards or more, including a 65-yard punt return by Treyvon Terry in which Terry fumbled the ball while running backwards, scooped it up and then outmaneuvered the defense.
PH quarterback Quishon Calfee completed 9 of 11 passes for 322 yards and five touchdowns, sitting out the second half. He was 6-for-6 for 232 yards and three scores in the first quarter alone.
“I thought we played well,” PH coach Alan Fiddler said of his team’s dominant performance. “We were pretty sharp. We wanted to work on our passing game and we executed the offense.”
“Tonight was my biggest game,” Calfee said. “The line did good, the receivers did good and the coaches called the right plays.”
Things started out badly for the visitors and got worse quickly. After a three-and-out series led to a punt, PH scored on its first play, a 39-yard strike from Calfee to Marcus Terry.
Griffin Davidson then booted a hard squib kickoff for the Patriots, the ball bouncing off the shins of a Carroll County lineman. PH recovered and took just two plays to score, the touchdown coming on a 52-yard pass from Calfee to Isiah Tucker.
The Cavaliers kept the ball for six plays before punting again. The Patriots’ next scoring drive took just three plays, covering 96 yards. Calfee found Cortez Ogden for two receptions on the series, the second one being an 18-yard score.
Just over seven minutes into the game, PH had run six plays and led 21-0.
Carroll County quarterback Conner Lundy completed 14 of 27 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns. He also found Hunter Hoback for a two-point conversion pass.
Trevor Mike carried the ball only four times for PH but gained 120 yards and scored twice.
PH reserve Ammie Cook saw action in the final minutes as a kickoff returner, a wide receiver and defensive back, and recorded tackles on the last two plays of the game. She was named the school’s homecoming queen three weeks ago.
Patriots running back Rasheed Worley suffered a serious leg injury in the third quarter following an 80-yard run. He was placed on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to a hospital.
Carroll County 0 15 0 7—22
Patrick Henry 35 14 14 7—70
PH — M. Terry 39 pass from Calfee (Davidson kick)
PH — Tucker 52 pass from Calfee (Davidson kick)
PH — Ogden 18 pass from Calfee (Davidson kick)
PH — Mike 13 run (Davidson kick)
PH — T. Terry 65 punt return (Davidson kick)
PH — Merritt 21 pass from Calfee (Howell kick)
CC — Goins 5 run (Goins kick)
PH — M. Terry 60 pass from Calfee (Howell kick)
CC — Underwood 14 pass from Lundy (Hoback pass from Lundy)
PH — Mike 65 run (Davidson kick)
PH — Jones 7 pass from Cotter (Howell kick)
CC — Marshall 13 pass from Lundy (Berensten kick)
PH — Franklin 56 run (Howell kick)
First downs 15 15
Yards rushing 26-152 15-256
Passes C-A-I 14-27-0 10-12-0
Yards passing 153 329
Penalties-yards 6-35 7-60
Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-0
Punts-average 6-37 0-0
RUSHING — Carroll County, Blankenship 2-38, Edwards 5-38, Vaught 2-33, Underwood 3-31, Goins 4-13, Lundy 7-1, Stiltner 3-(-2). Patrick Henry, Mike 4-120, Whorley 3-80, Franklin 3-63, Jones 1-1, Cotter 1-(-3), Calfee 3-(-5).
PASSING — Carroll County, Lundy 14-27-0 153. Patrick Henry, Calfee, 9-11-0 322, Cotter 1-1-0 7.
RECEIVING — Carroll County, Underwood 4-67, Marshall 5-47, Reece 2-19, Haga 2-12, Goins 1-8. Patrick Henry, Ogden 4-133, M. Terry 2-99, Merritt 2-38, Tucker 1-52, Jones 1-7.
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