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Offensive line keys Green’s 53-23 rout

Up front for the Green Bobcats are center Ryan Boggs, guards Kyle Darnell and Tim Willis, and tackles Andy Payne and Steve Thomas.

Saturday, September 11, 1999

Up front for the Green Bobcats are center Ryan Boggs, guards Kyle Darnell and Tim Willis, and tackles Andy Payne and Steve Thomas. And they did the job that counted as Green used a strong ground game to punish the Trimble Tomcats 53-23 Friday night.

"The key to the game was the offensive line. They did a heck of a job," Green coach Dan McDavid said. "That was a big win for us. We played well. We’re getting better."

The blocking up front generated 303 rushing yards led by Brad Bainer with 224 yards on 17 carries. Alex Poe ran 19 times for 100 yards while Jeff Moore added 63 yards on eight tries.

" The starting backfield ran hard, and Rick Perkins played several different positions and did a great job at all of them," said McDavid.

The defense shut down the Trimble running game with just 54 yards on 31 attempts. Quarterback Bobby Trace was 13 of 18 for 137 yards and an interception.

Willis led the defense with 15 tackles, and Moore and Perkins at linebacker had 11 tackles each. Steve Thomas had three sacks from his defensive end spot and Chris Williams recovered two fumbles.

"We got pretty good pressure on the quarterback," said McDavid.

Green, 1-2, just out to a 13-0 lead as Bainer ran 47 and 17 yards for touchdowns. Perkins kicked a conversion.

Trimble, 0-3, got a a touchdown on a 14-yard pass from Bobby Trace to Justin Guinther. The same duo hooked up for the conversion.

But Poe broke free on a 55-yard touchdown run with 4:56 left in the quarter and also ran for the conversion as the lead went to 21-8.

A flea-flicker pass from Guinther to Faires went 30 yards for a touchdown and Kyle Andrews run on the extra points cut the deficit to 21-16.

But Green got some breathing distance as Poe had a 1-yard run and it was 27-16 at the half.

Trimble got close one more time on a 4-yard run by Kyle Andrews and Trace’s kick made it 27-23.

Poe got his second 1-yard touchdown run and then Bainer took over with a 57-yard scoring burst and Alex Hart added the conversion. Bainer then had an 18-yard touchdown gallop and it was 47-23.

Hart capped the scoring with a 7-yard touchdown run with 4:03 to play.

Trimble 8 8 7 0 – 23

Green 21 6 6 20 – 53

First Quarter

Gr – Brad Bainer 47 run (Rick Perkins kick) 10:39

Gr – Brad Bainer 17 run (pass failed) 7:35

Tr – Justin Guinther 14 pass from Bobby Trace (Justin Guinther pass from Bobby Trace) 5:48

Gr – Alex Poe 55 run (Alex Poe run) 4:56

Second Quarter

Tr – Phil Faires 30 pass from Justin Guinther (Kyle Andrews run) 6:38

Gr – Alex Poe 1 run (kick failed) 3:29

Third Quarter

Tr – Kyle Andrews 4 run (Bobby Trace kick) 4:58

Gr – Alex Poe 1 run (kick failed) 1:53

Fourth Quarter

Gr – Brad Bainer 57 run (Jeff Moore run) 9:54

Gr – Brad Bainer 18 run (kick failed) 9:17

Gr – Alex Hart 7 run (kick failed) 4:03

Tr Gr

First downs 20 19

Rushing yards 31-54 44-303

Passing yards 197 10

Total yards 251 313

Passes 15-20-1 2-4-0

Fumbles-lost 6-4 0-0

Punts-average 2-27.5 2-29.0

Penalties-yards 5-55 6-80

Individual Leaders

RUSHING – Trimble: Kyle Andrews 10-36. Green: Brad Bainer 17-224, Alex Poe 10-100, Jeff Moore 8-63.

PASSING – Trimble: Bobby Trace 13-18-1 137, Justin Guinther 2-2-0 60. Green: Alex Poe 1-1-0 5, Rick Perkins 1-1-0 5

RECEIVING – Trimble: Phil Faires 8-121, Justin Guinther 2-35. Green: Chris Williams 1-5, Jeff Moore 1-5.