Redmen aerial assault cuts down Oaks

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 6, 2003

OAK HILL -- There was something in the air Friday night. Oh, I see. It's Steven Daily passes.

Daily, the Rock Hill senior quarterback, threw for four touchdown as the Redmen cut down the Oak Hill Oaks 44-14.

Daily hit 8 of 12 passing attempts for 160 yards as the Redmen racked up 429 total yards.

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Dan Mullins led the ground game with 103 yards on 17 carries and scored a pair of touchdown as Rock Hill (2-1) amassed 269 rushing yards.

Rock Hill jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter on a couple of Daily touchdown passes.

First, Daily hooked up with T.J. Blagg for 17 yards and Ken Elswick's conversion kick made it 7-0.

Late in the quarter, Daily went deep as he found Roger Joseph on a 49-yard scoring pass play at the 1:35 mark.

The Oak put together a scoring drive after the ensuing kickoff with Kyle Boggs running 10 yards for the touchdown. Mark Dunn kicked the point after and it was 13-7.

The rest of the scoring in the quarter came during the final couple of minutes.

Elswick came up with an interception to the Oaks 6-yard line. Four plays later Mullins ran 6 yards for the touchdown and Elswick's kick made it 20-7.

Rock Hill recovered the squib kickoff at the Oak Hill 30, and Daily hit Donald Cade with a touchdown pass on the next play as the lead grew to 26-7.

Oak Hill came back to score its second touchdown with the aid of a controversial 15-yard roughing the passer penalty. Andy Elscess hit Josh French with a 31-yard scoring strike and it was 26-14 with just 51 seconds left.

Despite the little amount of time on the clock, Rock Hill drove quickly and was inside the Oak Hill 20 with five seconds left. But a pass fell incomplete as the half ended.

It was all Rock Hill the second half as the Redmen put two more scores on the board in the third quarter.

Daily went back to the air and clicked with Joseph again, this time for 30 yards and it was 32-14.

Oak Hill fumbled the kickoff and the Redmen recovered. The play set up a second 6-yard scoring run by Mullins and the lead was now 38-14.

Rock Hill's second unit finished off the scoring as Eric Christian ran 2 yards for a touchdown with 10:42 to play.

The Redmen host Portsmouth West Friday in a key non-conference matchup.

Rock Hill1313126--44

Oak Hill01400--14

First Quarter

RH --T. J. Blagg 17 pass from Steven Daily (Ken Elswick kick) 8:30

RH -- Roger Joseph 49 pass from Steven Daily (kick failed) 1:35

Second Quarter

OH -- Kyle Boggs 10 run (Mark Dunn kick) 9:02

RH -- Dan Mullins 6 run (Ken Elswick kick) 2:09

RH -- Donald Cade 30 pass from Steven Daily (kick failed) 1:09

OH -- Josh French 31 pass from Andy Elcess (Mark Dunn kick)


Third Quarter

RH -- Roger Joseph 30 pass from Daily (kick failed) 8:15

RH -- Dan Mullins 6 run (kick failed) 4:31

Fourth Quarter

RH -- Eric Christian 2 run (kick failed) 10:42

First downs:RH14,OH10


Passing yards:RH160,OH190

Totals yards:RH429,OH228





Individual Leaders

RUSHING -- Rock Hill: Dan Mullins 17-103, T. J. Blagg 10-68. Oak Hill: Robert Brofford 1-23, Kyle Boggs 2-15.

PASSING -- Rock Hill: Steven Daily 8-12-0

160. Oak Hill: Andy Elcess 16-35-2


RECEIVING -- Rock Hill: T. J. Blagg 1-17, Nick Goody 1-6, Dan Mullins 2-3, Donald Cade 2-55, Roger Joseph 2-79; Oak Hill: Josh French 6-92, Mark Dunn 7-50, Matt Boggs 2-32, Aaron Conley 1-15.