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Green makes quick work of Millersport

Published 4:11pm Sunday, September 8, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

MILLERSPORT — A little quick thinking helped the Green Bobcats get quicker.

Down 22-21 at the half, the Bobcats moved Kyle Frazier to defensive tackle and Alex Otworth to defense end after the break and the adjustment helped shut down the Millersport Lakers 41-28 Friday.

“We played a lot better in the second half,” said Green coach Dan McDavid. “We made a couple of moves to get as quick as we could and the adjustments paid off.”

While the defense began to shut down the Lakers, the Green offense continued to rack up the yardage and points.

The Bobcats had 438 total yards with 257 coming on the ground.

Levi Mollett led the running game with 144 yards on 14 carries and scored four touchdowns. McDavid praised his running back’s effort, but noted he was not a one-man show.

“It was a team victory. We had six guys who carried the ball and all of them made key contributions,” said McDavid. “And you can’t run the ball that well unless the guys up front are doing their job.”

Frazier had 59 yards on four carries, quarterback Clay Applegate 22 yards on four attempts, Kanyon Bruton 12 yards on two rushes, and fullbacks Mark Allen and Trent Marcum each had 10 yards on four carries.

“Allen and Marcum had 20 yards and they were crucial. They represented four first downs. And they blocked like linemen,” said McDavid.

Speaking of linemen, center Peyton Armstrong, guards Trevor Carver and Bryce Salyers, tackles Otworth, Tyler Johnson and Russell Collins and tight end Ryan Gaffney were instrumental as well.

Applegate had a big game through the air. He hit 4 of 6 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns.

Millersport took a 6-0 lead early but Green answered as Applegate and Frazier clicked on a 70-yard scoring pass. Mollett kick the point after for a 7-6 lead.

The Lakers returned the kickoff to the Green 15 and scored two plays later to go up 14-7. Green put together a drive keyed by a 19-yard pass to Marcum and a 2-yard run by Allen for a first down on a fourth-and-1 play.

Mollett ran 5 yards for the score and the game was tied at the end of the quarter.

Green held on downs at the 15-yard line. On third down, Applegate hooked up with Marcum on an 85-yard scoring pass and a 21-14 lead.

Millersport went on a 10-play, 65-yard drive capped by Jonah Butts’ 1-yard run. Beau Thorne ran for the conversion and a 22-21 halftime lead.

A halfback pass from Clayton Moore to Brandon Kronebitter covered 60 yards and extended the Lakers’ lead to 28-21.

But Mollett returned the kickoff 60 yards to the 15 and scored on the next play. His conversion kick tied the game.

Bruton came up with an interception in the fourth quarter at the 40 and Mollett scored from 5 yards out to put Green ahead for good at 34-28.

Mollett opened up some breathing room with a 55-yard scoring romp and his conversion kick made it 41-28 with 3:50 to play.

Ryan Gaffney erased any Lakers’ comeback hopes with an interception and Green ran out the clock.

Green 14 7 7 13 = 41

Millersport 14 8 6 0 = 28

First Quarter

Mi — Dalton Ankeney run (run failed)

Gr — Kyle Frazier 70 pass from Clay Applegate (Levi Mollett kick)

Mi — Jonah Butts run (Beau Thorne run)

Gr — Levi Mollett 5 run (Mollett kick)

Second Quarter

Gr — Trent Marcum 85 pass from Clay Applegate (Levi Mollett kick)

Mi — Jonah Butts run (Beau Thorne run)

Third Quarter

Mi — Brandon Kronebitter 60 pass from Clayton Moore (run failed)

Gr — Levi Mollett 15 run (Mollett kick)

Fourth Quarter

Gr — Levi Mollett 5 run (run failed)

Gr — Levi Mollett 55 run (Mollett kick)

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Gr Mil

Rushes-yards 33-257 42-158

Passing yards 181 112

Total yards 438 270

Cmp-Att-Int 4-6-1 5-8-2

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