Pt. Pleasant pops Pointers
By JIM WALKER
Tribune Sports Editor
SOUTH POINT — The South Point Pointers kept it close early, but fumbles and the quick-strike capabilities of Point Pleasant’s offense triggered the Big Blacks’ 49-6 win on Friday.
The Pointers’ defense forced a three-and-out to start the game and the offense drove deep into Point Pleasant territory. But a fourth down field goal attempt was batted down.
The Big Blacks recovered a fumble late in the quarter to set up a 27-yard scoring pass from Eric Roberts to Brandon Toler and it was 7-0.
After exchanging possessions, Austin Majher hit R.J. McCarty with a 37-yard scoring strike and the Pointers trailed 7-6 with 2:11 left in the half.
Pt. Pleasant went to its two-minute offense and scored on a 20-yard pass from Roberts to Layne Thompson and it was 14-7.
South Point fumbled the ensuing kickoff and the Big Blacks recovered inside the 10-yard line. Two plays later Anthony Darst ran 7 yards for the score and a 21-6 lead at the half.
Pt. Pleasant took the second half kickoff and put together another scoring drive capped by Tylun Campbell’s 19-yard scoring run and it was 28-6.
The Big Blacks put the game out of reach with a 33-yard scoring burst by Campbell and a 13-yard scoring pass from Roberts to Darst for a 42-6 lead.
Zach Canterbury ran 7 yards with 3:20 left to complete the scoring.
The Big Blacks had 360 total yards including 270 on the ground. Tylun Campbell had 12 carries for 123 yards. Roberts was 7 of 9 passing for 90 yards.
South Point (1-3) was led by Tre’ Campbell with 25 carries for 87 yards.
Pt. Pleasant 7 14 21 7 = 49
South Point 0 6 0 0 = 6
PP — Brandon Toler 27 pass from Eric Roberts (Josh Parsons kick) 1:22
SP — R.J. McCarty 37 pass from Austin Majher (kick failed) 2:11
PP — Layne Thompson 20 pass from Eric Roberts (Josh Parsons kick) 1:02
PP — Anthony Darst 7 run (Josh Parsons kick) 0:41
PP — Tylun Campbell 19 run (Josh Parsons kick) 8:06
PP — Tylun Campbell 33 run (Josh Parsons kick) 3:19
PP — Anthony Darst 13 pass from Eric Roberts (Josh Parsons kick) 0:49
PP — Zach Canterbury 7 run (Josh Parsons kick) 3:20
First downs 16 7
Rushes-yards 25-270 48-123
Passing yards 90 55
Total yards 360 178
Cmp-Att-Int 7-9-0 2-7-1
Fumbles-lost 4-4 3-3
Penalties-yards 5-50 4-40
RUSHING– Pt. Pleasant: Tylun Campbell 12-123, Teran Barnitz 3-39, Anthony Darst 9-38, Marquez Griffin 1-21, Jerrod Long 5-19, Eric Roberts 3-15, Zach Canterbury 2-15; South Point: Tre Campbell 25-87, R.J. McCarty 10-16, Austin Majher 6-11, James Leonard 3-9, Curtis Jackson 2-0, Trent Allen 2-0.
PASSING– Pt. Pleasant: Eric Roberts 7-9-0 90; South Point: Austin Majher 2-6-0 55, Trent Allen 0-1-1 0.
RECEIVING– Pt. Pleasant: Brandon Toler 2-33, Layne Thompson 2-32, Anthony Darst 1-13, Tylun Campbell 2-11; South Point: R.J. McCarty 1-37, Adrock Harlow 1-18.