WILLIAMSBURG, KY -- Cumberland rolled up 390 yards of total offense, including 319 through the air from quarterback Matt Eads, but the University of the Cumberlands scored 35 second-half points en route to a 52-37 victory over the Bulldogs Saturday afternoon.
Cumberland (1-3) scored on the second play of the game and produced 20 points in the second quarter to take a 10-point halftime edge. But the University of the Cumberlands scored early and often in the second half to take the victory.
Eads connected with Michael Moore on a 62-yard scoring strike on the second play of the game for an early CU advantage, though the homestanding Patriots scored twice in the opening quarter as well.
Cumberland's DaJuan Manning blocked a punt for the Bulldogs in the second quarter, leading to a two-yard plunge from Dexter Elston. Eads then hit Travis Carter on a 45-yard scoring strike later in the quarter and Michael Hinson connected on a pair of field goals, including a 20-yarder on the last play of the half for a 27-17 CU lead at the break.
The University of the Cumberlands took the opening possession of the second half and scored a touchdown, while the Bulldogs responded with a good drive but just a field goal, this one from 48 yards by Hinson. The Patriots added two more TD's in the quarter and led 45-30 in the fourth quarter.
By JOHN B. BRYAN
CROSS PLAINS -- Friendship Christian rolled to a 47-6 victory over East Robertson Friday night as the No. 4-ranked Commanders remained perfect on the season at 5-0.
Going three plays and out on their first possession, Friendship scored on the next six possessions and gave up only one touchdown in two quarters, cruising as to a 40-6 halftime advantage.
"I had my doubts on that first drive, but we put together some good drives to get up on them early," said FCS head coach John McNeal.
FCS limped into the non-region contest with several starters nursing injuries including senior linemen Jeremy Hunley, Jonathon Dunn and offensive back Robbie Preston.
"We had two linemen out and our starting fullback so we had to make do with some under classmen backups. They stepped up and played well for us," McNeal added.
The Friendship squad rolled up 461 yards of total offense as junior tailback John Markham had 12 carries for 113 yards and junior quarterback Lee Maasen had ten carries for 116 on the ground and three rushing touchdowns.
Through the air Massen lit up the dark sky at East Robertson hitting 8-of-11 passes for 130 yards and four touchdowns.
Junior wide receiver Parker Teeter hauled in six catches for 77 yards and three touchdowns while his junior counterpart Charlie Tumbleston grabbed two balls for 53 yards and a score.
"Anytime you can score six times in the first half your offense is clicking," McNeal said of his team’s offensive showing.
The FCS defense dominated the Indians all night giving up only three first downs and 97 yards of offense.
The Indians were plagued by 65 yards in penalties and two costly turnovers.
Friendship Christian improved to 5-0 while East Robertson dropped to 1-4.
The Commanders get back to Region 4,1A action October 3 as they host Monterey.
The Wildcats, idle this week, stand 1-4 on the season and 1-1 in Region 4, 1A following a 38-10 loss to Trousdale County Sept. 19.
MT. JULIET -- Lebanon took advantage of three Mt. Juliet fumbles Friday night and rolled to a 41-21 victory over the Golden Bears.
The Blue Devils (2-3) led 27-0 early in the second quarter en route to the victory — the 15th against the Bears since the series was renewed back in 1977.
Tailback Jacob Maynard roared for 151 yards on 23 carries and four touchdowns. His brother QB Matthew Maynard also went over the century mark with 109 yards on 16 attempts and added a TD.
Lebanon will be on the road at Riverdale High Friday, Oct. 3 while Mt. Juliet will host Region 6, 4A rival Rossview High.
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central scored early and often Friday night and ripped visiting Coffee County 49-14 for homecoming.
The Wildcats ran the ball 31 times for 224 yards and six touchdowns, spreading around the love with nine Wildcat rushers tallying positive yardage, including three freshmen. The most impressive frosh being 5’8" Dee Williams who carried the ball seven times for 51 yards.
The Wildcats will be on the road Oct. 3 as they travel to Blackman High School.
CORNERSVILLE -- A 21-point outburst in the second quarter helped lift Cornersville High to a 35-17 victory Friday night over Mt. Juliet Christian Academy.
The Saints slid to 1-4 with the loss while the Bulldogs upped their 2008 worksheet to 2-3 overall.
Taylor Rogers started the Bulldogs off in fine fashion with a 52-yard run from scrimmage for the first score of the game. Rogers scored later in the game on a 65 yard run. Josh Polly threw for 104 yards including two scores — both to Brent Pope.
MJCA quarterback Chris Frazier completed 12-of-29 passes for 155 yards and one touchdown. He also threw one interception.
Zack Orr caught seven passes for 84 yards and Trey McNeill caught three balls for 26 yards. McNeill also ran seven times for 19 yards and Stephen Hughes rushed nine times for a net of eight yards.
MJCA will host Red Boiling Springs Oct. 3.
WATERTOWN -- East Tennessee power Oneida jumped to a 14-3 lead after one quarter and never looked back en route to a 27-3 victory over Watertown High Friday night at Robinson Field.
The Indians improved to a perfect 5-0 on the season while the Purple Tigers slipped to 1-4 with the homecoming loss.
Senior kicker Ryan Huffman’s first quarter field goal proved to be the only points the local team would post against Oneida.
The Indians took away Watertown’s running game, limiting their hosts to just 10 yards on 19 carries while grinding out 169 yards on 55 carries of their own.
Purple Tiger quarterback Dalton Phillips completed 21-of-30 passes for 169 yards. He was picked off once.
Ethan Patterson caught eight balls for 58 yards, Blaze Eaton caught six for 62 yards, Dylan Holycross was credited with five receptions for 64 yards and Adam Martin caught two passes for 15 yards.
Eaton rushed six times for a net of nine yards while Phillips was credited with 10 carries for a net of three yards.
Watertown will be back in action Friday, October 3 as the Purple Tigers travel to Celina for a Region 4, 1A contest with Clay County High.
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