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GCC tops Pointers

Josh Morrison

josh.morrison@irontontribune.com

 

South Point — Grove City Christian moved to 2-0 on the strength of kicker Tristan Taylor and running back Jordan Haywood.

Taylor kicked three field goals of 38, 26, and 31 yards, and Haywood carried the load with 33 carries for 185 yards and two touchdowns.

Grove City scored in the first on a safety and field goal by Taylor to lead 5-0 after one.

The Eagles (2-0) extended the lead in the 2nd quarter on a 26 yard field goal, and Haywood capped a nine-play, 74-yard drive with an 18-yard run to make the score 15-0 at the half.

Grove City set the final score in the fourth quarter with another safety, a 38 yard Taylor field goal, and a 10-yard run from Haywood.

South Point (0-2) was led by quarterback Gage Townson who ran 16 times for 83 yards and was 1-13 passing for 35 yards. Larry Brandon added 20 yards on three carries and had one catch for 35 yards.

South Point hosts Wellston next week.

Grove City Christian 5 10 0 12 = 27

South Point 0 0 0 0 = 0

First Quarter

GCC – Safety 5:37

GCC – Tristan Taylor 38 field goal 3:30

Second Quarter

GCC – Tristan Taylor 26 field goal 8:44

GCC – Jordan Haywood 18 run (Taylor kick) 3:42

Fourth Quarter

GCC – Tristan Taylor 31 field goal 9:14

GCC – Safety 2:56

GCC – Jordan Haywood 10 run (Taylor kick) 1:40

GCC SP

First downs 20 8

Rushes-yards 59-321 26-101

Passing yards 73 35

Total yards 394 136

Cmp-Att-Int 3-8-0 1-14-1

Penalties-yards 9-80 14-90

Punts-Average 2-29.0 7-31.3

Individual Leaders

RUSHING – Grove City Christian: Jordan Haywood 33-185 2-TD, Nate High 17-92, Tavian Sim 2-23, Casey Stauffer 4-20, Tre Roberts 1-4, Caleb Newkirk 1-2, Jordan Edwards 1- minus 5; South Point: Gage Townson 16-83, Larry Brandon 3-20, D’Angelo Palladino 2-6, James Leonard 5- minus 8.

PASSING –Grove City Christian: Nate High 3-8-73 ;South Point: Gage Townson 1-13-35, Josh Browning 0-1-0 .

RECEIVING – Grove City Christian: Tristan Taylor 2-56, Alec Poling 1-17;South Point: Larry Brandon 1-35.