Eustace tops Kemp 58-15 on homecoming
Posted by : October 2, 2013| On :
Monitor Staff Writer
EUSTACE–Nothing could stop the Eustace massive ground attack as the Bulldogs ran over Kemp 58-15 on homecoming night Sept. 27 at the Boneyard.
The Bulldogs rushed for over 500 yards on 50 carries, moving the chains 23 times for first down yardage. Eustace spread the wealth, as a quad of running backs – Jesus Barcenas, Keenan Hargest, Lance Rogers and Clay Carson – hit the century mark with 100-yard gains.
Eustace improves to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in district 7-2A Division I play. Kemp drops to 0-5 overall with the loss and 0-1 in district.
The game opened with Kemp succeeding on a fake punt attempt called from the sideline on the first possession of the game, resulting in a Kemp first down and extending the drive. After that the Yellowjackets would succeed on a long yardage play, scampering all the way to the end zone before the ball popped out of ‘Jacket’s hands and out of bounds, resulting in a touchback.
“That was a big momentum swinging moment,” Kemp head coach Greg Anderson said. “They got the ball and scored on the next possession. Instead of us being up by seven, they were up.”
The play proved to fizzle Kemp’s offense and the Bulldogs capitalized by answering with their own touchdown, as Barcenas ran it in for 24 yards to bring the score to 7-0 Eustace. That score would stand for the remainder of the first quarter. In the second, Ryan Brown scored a 1-yard run after a long drive with the quarterback keeper. Clay Carson ran the conversion to make the game 15-0
The ’Jackets offense answered back, as Olice Rogers broke through the Bulldogs secondary with a 64-yard reception from Corey Watkins. After the two point conversion, the score stood 15-8, Eustace.
That was as close as the game was going to get, as the Bulldogs scored the next five consecutive touchdown of the game, including a 28- yard run by Rogers and 56-yard dash by Carson with only 30 seconds remaining in the half to put the score 30-8.
Hargest, Rogers and James East all got on the scoreboard in the third period, with 38, 28 and 25 yard runs, respectively. Kemp’s lone touchdown came on a 23-yard run by Rogers to end the third quarter with a 51-15 score. Eustace scored the only points of the fourth with a 30-yard run by Carson.
Now the Yellowjackets set their sights on preparing for Lone Oak’s pass oriented spread offense, while Eustace faces the undefeated, high-powered offense of the Malakoff Tigers.
“Lone Oak has a much different style than Eustace and we are preparing accordingly,” Anderson said.