Ready downs Hornets
COLUMBUS — What started as very promising soon disappeared.
Coal Grove jumped out to an 8-0 lead and was tied at the end of the first quarter against unbeaten and eighth-ranked Bishop Ready, but the Silver Knights scored 36 points in the second quarter to lead 44-8 at the half and went on to beat the Hornets 72-20 on Friday.
Coal Grove (1-3) was victimized by five turnovers — three interceptions and two fumbles.
Coal Grove scored first on a 3-yard run by Brandon Hogsten for an 8-0 lead, but the Silver Knights tied the game on a 12-yard pass from Matt Yoho to Kelly Culbertson.
Yoho threw four touchdown passes and scored on a 6-yard run in the fourth quarter to lead Ready (5-0).
Ready went ahead for good in the second quarter on a 70-yard run by Doug Strickler.
Yoho hit Alex Eblin on a 40-yard pass play to increase the lead to 15-8.
Culbertson had a 9-yard TD run and then Yoho and Eblin hooked up on a 30-yard scoring pass.
Akili Taylor and Yoho ran for touchdowns and it was 44-8 at the break.
Hogsten had a 2-yard scoring run and Alex Bare hit Isaiah Gunther on a 68-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter but Ready had three scores to go up 65-20.
Kyle Estep ran 16 times for 105 yards for the Hornets.
Coal Grove 8 0 12 0 = 20
Col. Ready 8 36 21 7 = 72
CG — Brandon Hogsten 3 run (Kyle Estep run)
BR — Kelly Culbertson 12 pass from Matt Yoho (Culbertson pass from Yoho)
BR — Doug Strickler 70 run (Culbertson run)
BR — Alex Eblin 40 pass from Matt Yoho (Aiden Dulin kick)
BR — Kelly Culbertson 9 run (Aiden Dulin kick)
BR — Alex Eblin 30 pass from Matt Yoho (Aiden Dulin kick)
BR — Akili Taylor 1 run (Aiden Dulin kick)
BR — Gregg Yoho 6 run (Aiden Dulin kick)
CG — Brandon Hogsten 2 run (run failed)
BR — Doug Strickler 67 run (Aiden Dulin kick)
BR — Alex Dulin 45 pass from Matt Yoho (Aiden Dulin kick)
CG — Isaiah Gunther 68 pass from Alex Bare (pass failed)
BR — Matt Yoho 6 run (Aiden Dulin kick)