3rd quarter surge lifts Wellston by SP

Published 12:22 pm Sunday, September 9, 2012

Josh Morrison



SOUTH POINT — The Wellston Golden Rockets took a 21-13 halftime lead, and exploded in the second half en route to a 48-21 win over the South Point Pointers.

“We had some mental mistakes that caused us problems on key downs, and we had penalties in key situations. Give Wellston credit because they executed well,” South Point head coach Rick Marcello said.

Wellston got out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a Noah Massie 10 yard run. Dylan Faught added the extra point. The score was set up by a 29-yard punt return by Michael Downer. The Rockets would add to the lad on a safety to make the score 9-0.

South Point got on the board on a 2-yard pass from Gage Townson to Mason White to make the score at the end of the first 9-7.

The Rockets would extend the lead to 15-7 on a 10-yard pass from Waldron to Josh Jayjohn with Faught adding the extra point.

The Pointers would get within two on a 57-yard pass from Townson to D’Angelo Palladino. Lien would add the extra point to make the score 15-13 with 10:29 to go in the first half.

Wellston would cap an 11-play, 79-yard drive on a 2-yard run by Cain Wolford. Faught added the extra point to make the halftime score 21-13.

The Rockets had a scoring burst in the third quarter when Noah Massie had touchdown runs of 12 and 17 yards to extend the lead to 35-13 midway through the third. Massie set up the 17-yard run on a 66-yard interception return down to the Pointers’ 17. He finished the game with 98 yards on 11 carries with three touchdowns.

Wellston would add two more touchdowns runs from Michael Downer and Forrest Hale from 5 and 35 yards respectively to make the score 48-13 at the end of the third.

South Point would set the final score at 48-21 when Townson found Josh Browning for a 52-yard pass play. D’Angelo Palladino added the two-point conversion. Browning finished the game with three catches for 96 yards and a score.

Townson finished the game 9-of-27 passing for 190 yards with three touchdowns. Palladino added 61 yards on two catches and a touchdown.

Wellston 9 12 27 0 = 48

South Point 7 6 0 8 = 21

First Quarter

We – Noah Massie 10 run (Dylan Faught kick) 9:04

We – Safety 8:08

SP – Mason White 2 pass from Gage Townson (Jesse Lien kick) 6:00

Second Quarter

We – Josh Jayjohn 10 pass from Jake Waldron (kick failed) 11:47

SP – D’Angelo Palladino 57 pass from Townson (run failed) 10:29

We – Cain Wolford 2 run (kick failed) 1:36

Third Quarter

We – Noah Massie 12 run (Faught kick) 10:29

We – Noah Massie 17 run (Faught kick) 9:12

We – Michael Downer 5 run (Faught kick) 3:12

We – Forrest Hale 35 run (kick failed) :39

Fourth Quarter

SP- Josh Browning 52 pass from Townson (Palladino run) 9:23



First downs 17 8

Rushes-yards 46-255 22-7

Passing yards 32 190

Total yards 287 197

Cmp-Att-Int 3-7-0 9-27-3

Penalties-yards 9-75 11-101

Punts-Average 4-24.5 7-21.3


Individual Leaders

RUSHING – Wellston: Noah Massie 11-98 3-TD, Forrest Hale 3-58 TD, Cain Wolford 9-55 TD, Tyler Roach 3-33, Michael Downer 6-19 TD, Jake Waldron 3-10, Chris Coy 2-3, Kenny Trimble 7- minus 2, Cody Price 1- minus 4, Braydon Womeldorf 1- minus 15; South Point: Austin Majher 4-7, D’Angelo Palladino 3-6, Josh Browning 1- minus 1, Gage Townson 12- minus 2, Larry Brandon 2- minus 3.

PASSING – Wellston: Jake Waldron 3-6-32, Braydon Womeldorf 0-1-0; South Point: Gage Townson 9-27-190.

RECEIVING – Wellston: Noah Massie 1-18, Josh Jayjohn 1-10, Michael Downer 1-4; South Point: Josh Browning 3-96, D’Angelo Palladino 2-61, Larry Brandon 2-13, Austin Majher 1-18, Mason White 1-2.