Trojans down Dragons

Published 2:23 am Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Jim Walker


PROCTORVILLE — Turnovers can turn a game.

After leading 7-6 at the half, turnovers took their toll on the Fairland Dragons as the Portsmouth Trojans rallied in the second half to a 35-7 win in their first-ever Ohio Valley Conference game.

The Dragons (0-4, 0-1) were hurt by five turnovers including a “pick six” that capped the scoring.

Portsmouth (2-2, 1-0) had 269 total yards led by quarterback Cole Lowery who was 9-of-19 passing for 128 yards and two touchdowns. Lowery also ran 17 times for 83 yards.

Austin Hollins had a big game for the Trojans with four carries for 52 yards and five receptions for 94 yards and two scores.

Fairland (0-4, 0-1) had 222 total yards. Collin Damron ran 18 times for 89 yards and quarterback Joel Lambiotte was 5-of-13 for 65 yards but was intercepted four times.

After an interception, Portsmouth went 69 yards in seven plays to score as Hollins ran 39 yards. The conversion run failed.

Fairland answered with a 60-yard, seven-play drive capped by a 10-yard scoring strike from Lambiotte to Keedrick Cunningham. Damron kicked the point after and the Dragons had a 7-6 lead.

The Dragons drove to the Trojans’ 24 but fumbled the ball away and Portsmouth went 76 yards in eight plays to take the lead on a 28-yard pass from Lowery to Hollins.

Darray Richardson ran for the conversion and it was 14-7.

Fairland was stopped short on a fourth-and-1 on its next possession and Portsmouth scored four plays later as Lowery hit Hollins with an 18-yards scoring strike. Zach Delotell’s conversion made it 21-7.

Fairland was forced to punt from their goal line and Amaru Carter returned the short kick back to the Dragons’ 13. Three plays later Austin Mullins scored on a 1-yard run and it was 28-7 with 7:14 to play.

The final Portsmouth touchdown came when Ryan Williams returned an interception 16 yards for the score with 4:07 to go.

Portsmouth 6 0 15 14 = 35

Fairland 0 7 0 0 = 7

First Quarter

Prt — Austin Hollins 39 run (run failed) 0:46

Second Quarter

Fa — Keedrick Cunningham 10 pass from Joel Lambiotte (Collin Damron kick) 5:35

Third Quarter

Prt — Austin Hollins 28 pass from Cole Lowery (Darray Richardson run) 6:07

Prt — Austin Hollins 18 pass from Cole Lowery (Zack Delotell kick) 2:11

Fourth Quarter

Prt — Austin Mullins 1 run (Zach Delotell kick) 7:14

Prt — Ryan Williams 16 interception return (Zach Delotell kick) 4:07


Prt Fa

First downs 15 13

Rushes-yards 141 141

Passing yards 128 81

Total yards 269 222

Cmp-Att-Int 9-20-1 6-14-4

Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-1

Penalties-yards 8-81 5-32

Punts-average 5-37.2 3-32.0


Individual Leaders

RUSHING —Portsmouth: Cole Lowery 17-83, Danny Lattimore 1-minus 7, D.J. Eley 1-minus 8, Darray Richardson 5-15, Tim Hacker 1-1, Austin Mullins 3-5, Austin Hollins 4-52 TD; Fairland: Collin Damron 18-89, Joel Lambiotte 10-12, Ty Staten 2-minus 10, Greg Keeney 3-13, Sydney Tucker 7-37.

PASSING — Portsmouth: Cole Lowery 9-19-1 128 2-TD, Danny Lattimore 0-1-0; Fairland: Joel Lambiotte 5-13-4 65 TD, Colllin Damron 1-1-0 16.

RECEIVING — Portsmouth: Ryan Williams 1-6, Luke Purdy 3-28, Austin Hollins 5-94 2-TD; Fairland: Keedrick Cunningham 3-28 TD, Joel Lambiotte 1-16, Ty Staten 1-29, Austin Christian 1-8.