Eagles ruin debut of Shilot, stadium

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 29, 2007

SOUTH POINT — Big plays proved to be costly as South Point fell to Johnson Central in the debut for Pointers head coach Doug Shilot and the opening of Alumni Stadium Saturday night.

The Golden Eagles limited South Point to just 29 rushing yards and rolled 34-0.

The opening drives for both teams were unsuccessful.

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Johnson Central could not complete a fourth down attempt.

The Pointers took over at their own 16-yard line, and converted a fourth down via a Johnson Central offsides penalty. However, on second down, senior running back Zach Woody was stripped and the Golden Eagles recovered. Woody was injured on the play, and did not return.

The Golden Eagles scored on the next play as Grim took the pitch and found Ian Welch open at the 5 for the score. Johnson Central went for two but could not convert and took a 6-0 lead with 3:04 left in the opening period.

The second quarter saw much of the same, and the Pointers held the Golden Eagles in check until a trick play on fourth down gave Johnson Central new life as quarterback J.K. Ratliff found end Nathaniel Dials on a short pass.

However, Dials then pitched the ball to Grim coming around the end, and he took it down to the Pointers’ 9. Grim would score on the next play, and Johnson Central again went for two and converted this time for a 14-0 lead with 6:29 in the half.

The Pointers were forced to punt, and on the second play of the drive; Grim took a handoff straight up the middle for a 62-yard score to give the Golden Eagles a 20-0 with 3:43 to go in the half. The 2-point conversion was no good.

“Our kids played very well, and kept him (Grim) in check for the first quarter and a half, but we had a busted play and he got through,” Shilot said. “Our kids played well and battled fatigue, and that played a factor.”

South Point was again forced to punt, but a bad snap resulted Johnson Central taking over at the Pointers 12. Two plays later, running back Nathan Dillon rumbled for a 7 yard score, and the extra point made it 27-0 at the half.

The Pointers were forced to punt on the opening possession of the second half, and Johnson Central took over at their own 5-yard line. The Golden Eagles marched down the field on an 8-play, 95-yard drive that culminated with Grim scoring his third touchdown of the game from 4 yards out. The extra point set the final score of 34-0.

Quarterback Beau Weed finished 1-2 passing with 9 yards, and had one interception on defense. Running back Tyler Smith led the Pointers with 14 yards on 6 carries.

Johnson Central

6 21 7 0=34

South Point 0 0 0 0=0

First Quarter

JC-Ian Welch 35 pass from Shawn Grim (run failed) 3:04

Second Quarter

JC-Shawn Grim 9 run (Dials pass from Ratliff) 6:29

JC-Shawn Grim 62 run (pass failed) 3:43

JC-Nathan Dillon 7 run (Josh Leckrone kick) 1:16

Third Quarter

JC-Shawn Grim 4 run (Josh Leckrone kick) 5:41



First downs 16 2

Rushes-yards 30-175 35-39

Passing yards 244 9

Total yards 419 36

Cmp-Att-Int 12-16-1 1-2-0

Penalties-yards 13-80 8-50

Punts-average 0-00.0 0-00.0


Individual Leaders

RUSHING-Johnson Central: Shawn Grim 14-124, Chase Richardson 5-19, Nathan Dillon 5-21, Dennis Dillon 2-7, Josh Hall 3-3, Jordan Pelfrey 1-1; South Point: Tyler Smith 6-14, Beau Weed 5-minus 21, Zach Woody 2-10, Chase Kratzenburg 5-5, Donald Malone 5-11, Jacob Seagraves 2-1, Ryan Plants 4-7.

PASSING-Johnson Central: J.K. Ratliff 10-13-206, Ian Welch 1-1-3, Shawn Grim 1-1-35-TD, Josh Hall 0-1-0; South Point: Beau Weed 1-2-9.

RECEIVING-Johnson Central: Ian Welch 4-71, Nathaniel Dials 3-77, Bryan Childers 1-22, Shawn Grim 2-57, Nathan Dillon 1-14; South Point:

Corey Garred 1-9.