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Momentum helps Falcons top Redmen

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

MINFORD — Mighty mo swung his weight around.

Trailing just 7-0, the Rock Hill Redmen were on the verge of tying the game when a turnover changed the momentum and the Minford Falcons scored three times in the second quarter as they beat the Redmen 40-0 on Friday in the season opener.

Minford went 68 yards in 11 plays that culminated with quarterback Cody Stapleton’s 2-yard run and put the Falcons up 7-0.

Rock Hill answered with a drive to the Falcon’s 10-yard line, but Zach Farrar intercepted a pass and ran it back to the 8-yard line and ended Rock Hill’s scoring hopes.

Austin Carter then scored two straight touchdowns for Minford on runs of 21 and 2 yards.

Sean Berry broke loose on a 55-yard scoring run in the third quarter and Nathan Compton had a 22-yard touchdown with only 1:40 to play that capped the scoring.

Rock Hill was held to 156 total yards. The Redmen ran 28 times for 137 yards but managed 15 yards through the air.

Rock Hill 0 0 0 0 = 0

Minford 7 20 7 6 = 40

First Quarter

M — Cody Stapleton 2 run (Parson kick) 5:42

Second Quarter

M — Austin Carter 21 run (kick failed) 11:03

M — Austin Carter 2 run (Parsons kick) 8:40

M — Jack White 18 pass from Stapleton (Parsons kick) 6:10

Third Quarter

M — Sean Berry 55 run (Parsons kick) 0:48

Fourth Quarter

M — Nathan Compton 22 run (kick fail) 1:40

RH Min

First downs 9 13

Rushes-yards 28-137 31-204

Passing yards 15 56

Total yards 156 260

Cmp-Att-Int 3-6-1 3-4-1

Fumbles-lost 2-0 1-1

Penalties-yards 5-32 11-81

Punts-average 4-24.3 1-21.0