Rock Hill#8217;s offensive line trumps Aces, 40-13
HICKSVILLE — It’s what’s up front that counts.
Behind the blocking of the offensive line, Rock Hill rolled up 477 yards of offense as the Redmen rolled past the Hicksville Aces 40-13 Saturday night.
Redmen head coach Todd Knipp credited the offensive line of center Carl Blankenship, guards Herbie Butterbaugh and Jason Sias, tackles Chris Moore and Aaron Riley, tight ends J.C. Murnahan and Andrew Knipp and swingman Nate Blankenship as a key part of the domination.
“We got off the ball pretty good and we were able to make some plays,” Knipp said. “Our offensive line gave us huge holes.”
Josh Moore led the ground game as he ran for 175 on eight carries ad scored two touchdowns. He had one score called back due to a penalty.
Quarterback Jarrod Casey 4 of 4 passing for 96 yards and three touchdowns. He also had 75-yard touchdown run. Murnahan caught two of Casey’s TD tosses.
Moore broke free for touchdown runs of 55 and 66 yards in the first quarter. He had 139 yards rushing on just four carries in the opening stanza.
Casey went to the air in the second quarter for two TD throws to Murnahan covering 53 and 25 yards. Casey also galloped 75 yards for a touchdown with 1:55 left in the half that extended the lead to 33-0.
Corey Burke capped the Rock Hill scoring with a 24-yard touchdown pass from Casey at the 4:47 mark of the third quarter.
Murnahan and Moore each had interceptions for the Redmen (1-1). Moore returned his interception 48 yards.
Hicksville fell to 0-2.