Pointers pound Panthers
CHESAPEAKE — With two teams that virtually run the same offense, it would come down to which defense would step up and stop the run.
Chesapeake could not stop the South Point running attack that racked up 351 yards on 46 carries, and the Pointers rolled to a 38-8 victory to open Ohio Valley Conference play.
“The kids executed well, stayed on their blocks and the pile fell our way tonight” South Point head coach Doug Shilot said.
“Our defense played great tonight, and they have been consistent all year. But to win the big games, you have to be solid on defense.”
Both teams are 2-4 on the season.
Panthers coach Phil Davis was disappointed with his team’s performance.
“We didn’t play well. Their kids played hard and did things better,” said Davis. “We didn’t play well and we didn’t tackle well.”
Chesapeake had the ball at their own 49-yard line after the kickoff an a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on South Point.
The Panthers went on an 8-play 40-yard drive, but failed to convert on fourth down when quarterback Aaron Donahoe was stopped at the Pointers 8.
Two plays later, running back Doug Dillon took an inside handoff, broke through clean and sprinted to he end zone for an 84-yard scoring run for a 6-0 lead.
“(Davis) does a great job, and they gave us a wrinkle two plays in a row.
Our back (Dillon) did a great job and found the seam” Shilot said.
Chesapeake went on another long drive, but again turned the ball over on downs when Donahoe’s pass was incomplete to Clinton Baise.
Late in the half, South Point looked to start a grinding style, and that they did.
The Pointers took over at their own 15 and went on a 13-play drive that culminated with a 4-yard run by Jacob Seagraves. The drive was highlighted by a 32-yard hook up from Weed to Kyle Hughes on third down.
The conversion failed and it was 12-0 with 34 seconds to go in the first half.
South Point opened the second half looking to extend their lead, and that they did.
The Pointers went on an 8-play, 65-yard drive — all on the ground and featuring five different runners.
Seagraves ended the drive with his second touchdown from 9 yards out and it was 18-0 with 8:40 to go in the third.
South Point started the fourth quarter at its own 28. Seagraves rumbled 45 yards down to the Panthers 17 and three plays later Tyler Smith punched it in
from a yard out and it was 24-0 with 8:54 left.
Chesapeake started their next drive at their own 31, but on third down; Panthers quarterback Aaron Donahoe was intercepted by Beau Weed who took it back for a 42 yard touchdown.
The extra point was good, and the Pointers lead was 31-0 with 7:23 to go.
Weed now has five interceptions on the year and 15 for his career.
Chesapeake again came up on the wrong end of a turnover, as Aaron Adkins fumbled and the Pointers Donald Malone recovered at the Panthers 32.
Seven plays later, Pointers freshman running back Michael Brown scored from 2 yards out.
The extra point was good and the lead was 38-0 with 2:42 remaining.
Chesapeake got its only score of the game, when running back Tyler Edwards broke free on a 48-yard touchdown run with 1:14 to go.
Edwards led the Panthers with 50 yards rushing on two carries.
South Point was led by Dillon with 109 yards on 10 carries and a score. Seagraves finished with 90 yards on 9 carries and caught one pass for 20 yards.
“We have a whole core that does a really good job running the ball, and we are proud of all of our kids” Shilot said.
“When you play as a team, you win games like this.”
SP — Doug Dillon 84 run (kick failed) 7:09
SP — Jacob Seagraves 4 run (run failed) :40
SP — Jacob Seagraves 9 run (run failed) 8:40
SP — Tyler Smith 1 run (run failed) 8:54
SP — Beau Weed 42 interception return (Kyle Hughes kick) 7:23
SP — Michael Brown 2 run (Kyle Hughes kick) 2:42
CH — Tyler Edwards 48 run (Trent Saunders pass from Wes Lezu) 1:14
RUSHING — South Point: Doug Dillon 10-109-TD, Jacob Seagraves 9-90 2-TD’s, Tyler Smith 7-50-TD, Ryan Plants 5-31, Beau Weed 5-31, Michael Brown 4-18-TD, Rusty Patrick 2-11, Kyle Dickess 2-6, Chase Kraztenburg 1-4, Tevin Mitchell 1-1; Chesapeake:
Tyler Edwards 2-50-TD, Alex Wells 11-39, Aaron Donahoe 14-31, Aaron Ross 5-26, Drew Blake 4-11, Trey West 2-10, Ryan Reynolds 2-7, Wes Lezu 2-5, Clinton Baise 1-4, Aaron Adkins 1-0.
PASSING — South Point:
Beau Weed 2-3-52; Chesapeake:
Aaron Donahoe 2-8-19.
RECEIVING — South Point:
Kyle Hughes 1-32, Jacob Seagraves 1-20; Chesapeake:
Aaron Ross 1-15, Clinton Baise 1-4.