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Armstrong, Gallia blank Dragons

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PROCTORVILLE — The Gallipolis Blue Devils don’t just have a strong team. They have an Armstrong team.
James Armstrong ran 30 times for 197 yards and four touchdowns as Gallipolis beat the Fairland Dragons 28-0 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Friday.
Gallipolis (6-0, 3-0) had 303 yards rushing as Michael Beasy added 91yards on 13 attempts. Quarterback Noah Vanco was 9-of-11 passing for 87 yards.
Fairland (3-3, 1-2) was held to 83 yards rushing and 90 passing for 173 total yards.
Michael Stitt ran five times for 57 yards and quarterback Max Ward was 12-of-23 for 69 yards with an interception.
Brennan West had five catches for 35 yards, Gavin Hunt three grabs for 29 yards and Reilly Sowards made his season debut following a preseason injury and had four receptions for 14 yards.
Armstrong had a 3-yard scoring run in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead.
He then had touchdown runs of one and 45 yards in the second quarter to make it 21-0 at the half.
After a scoreless third quarter, Armstrong had a 1-yard scoring plunge and it was 28-0.
Next Friday, Fairland visits South Point and Gallipolis entertains Coal Grove.
Gallipolis 7 14 0 7 = 28
Fairland 0 0 0 0 = 0
First Quarter
Ga — James Armstrong 3 run (Andrew Toler kick)
Second Quarter
Ga — James Armstrong 1 run (Andrew Toler kick)
Ga — James Armstrong 45 run (Andrew Toler kick)
Fourth Quarter
Ga — James Armstrong 1 run (Andrew Toler kick)
Ga Fa
First downs 21 11
Rushes-yards 49-303 20-83
Passing yards 87 90
Total yards 390 173
Cmp-Att-Int 9-11-0 14-27-1
Fumbles lost 2 1
Penalties-yards 9-95 6-35
Punts-average 2-37.5 4-28.5
Individual Leaders
RUSHING —Gallipolis: James Armstrong 30-197, Michael Beasy 7-91, Donevyn Woodson 5-32, Briar Williams 1-6, Noah Vanco 5-minus 25; Fairland: Michael Stitt 5-57 J.D. Brumfield 7-27, Tevin Taylor 3-10, Gavin Hunt 1-6, Zander Schmidt 2-minus 1, Max Ward 2-minus 16.
PASSING — Gallipolis: Noah Vanco 9-11-0 87; Fairland: Max Ward 12-23-1 69, Zander Schmidt 2-4-0 21.
RECEIVING — Gallipolis: Devyn Woodson 2-29, Cade Roberts 2-18, Brian Williams 2-16, James Armstrong 1-13, Cameron Webb 1-13, Trent Johnson 1-minus 1; Fairland: Brennan West 5-35, Reilly Sowards 4-14, Gavin Hunt 3-29; Tevin Taylor 1-15, Gabe Williams 1-minus 3.