Coal Grove#039;s ground game too much for SP

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 29, 2004

COAL GROVE - The backfield had a good game. The offensive line had a great game.

The Coal Grove Hornets used a strong effort by their offensive line to rack up 475 yards rushing in a 43-26 win over the South Point Pointers in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Workhorse Justin Hyland ran 44 times for 336 yards and four touchdowns and Bryan Massie had 104 yards on 10 attempts to lead the Hornets ground game.

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But coach Dave Lucas said the front line of center Derek Bazell, guards Nick Bazell, Adam Bare and Matt Adkins, tackles Jimmy Lemon and Jared Dever, and ends Patrick Roush, Gary Moore and Chris Chaffin were the key.

"They've been doing a good job all year. They keep coming back you the defense. That's the key to our offense. You have to have that," Lucas said.

"Massie had a good game, too. He's played steady all year. I think he averaged 10 yards a carry, and he had a 50-yard touchdown called back. The key is to get the 1-2 punch going. If we can get them a few holes, they'll find them."

The Hornets needed the running attack to offset the passing of Pointers quarterback Chris Smith who was 16 of 27 for 347 yards and all four touchdowns.

"Our kids played their guts out," Pointers coach Dan McDavid said. "Again, a lot of it comes down to they're doing everything they can do but they can't get mature without waiting on the calendar. We kept our heads in the game and our offensive line blocked well. We just got beat up with the running game."

Tommy Hayner had five catches for 192 yards including a state record-tying 99-yard scoring play.

After a loss to Chesapeake last week that virtually ruined any hopes of a league title, Coal Grove is now 6-3 with the win and 3-1 in the OVC.

"I thought our kids showed a lot of character. We didn't have a good game last week. It was nice to come back and play like we did," Lucas said.

Eric Davidson hit Roush with a 39-yard scoring pass that put Coal Grove up 7-0 in the first quarter. Hyland ran 6 yards for a score and added the conversion for a 15-0 lead.

Smith hit Jerrell Dean on a 26-yard scoring play and then, with the ball pinned on the 1-yard line after a punt, threw to Hayner who turned all the way around and made a one-handed catch in stride as he raced 99 yards for the touchdown to cut the deficit to 15-12.

"Our line did a good job of blocking and we took advantage of it," Lucas said. "They made a couple of unbelievable catches. The one by (Hayner) his right hand never touched the ball."

Hyland had a 9-yard scoring run and it was 21-12 at the half.

Hyland ran 2 yards and Massie added the conversion to put the lead at 29-12, but Hayner caught a 59-yard TD pass from Smith and the quarterback ran for the conversion to make it 29-20.

Hyland bolted 10 yards for a touchdown and ran for the conversion to make it 37-20. Smith hit Jacob Orlando with a 15-yard strike and it was 37-20.

Massie's 40-yard run capped the scoring.

South Point01286-26

Coal Grove714814-43

First Quarter

CG - Patrick Roush 39 pass from Eric Davidson (Nick Bazell kick)

Second Quarter

CG - Justin Hyland 6 run (Justin Hyland run)

SP - Jerrell Dean 26 pass from Chris Smith (run failed)

SP - Tommy Hayner 99 pass from Chris Smith (pass failed)

CG - Justin Hyland 9 run (run failed)

Third Quarter

CG - Justin Hyland 2 run (Bryan Massie run)

SP - Tommy Hayner 59 pass from Chris Smith (Chris Smith run)

Fourth Quarter

CG - Justin Hyland 10 run (Justin Hyland run)

SP - Jacob Orlando 15 pass from Chris Smith (pass failed)

CG - Bryan Massie 40 run (kick failed)



First downs1421


Passing yards35439

Total yards462514





Individual Leaders

RUSHING – South Point: Chris Smith 12-82, Tommy Hayner 2-6, John Crager 6-6, Aaron Patterson 6-8. Coal Grove: Justin Hyland 44-336, Bryan Massie 10-104, Steve Hern 2-27, Ryan Turvey 1-4, Tyler Sexton 1-4.

PASSING – South Point: Chris Smith 16-27-2

347. Coal Grove: Eric Davidson 1-5-1


RECEIVING – South Point: Tommy Hayner 5-192, Jerrell Dean 5-103, John Crager 2-16, Jacob Orlando 1-17, Anthony Ross 1-7., Aaron Patterson 1-9 Coal Grove: Patrick Roush 1-39.