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Beasy, Blue Devils top Pointers in OVC, 57-26

South Point Pointers’ senior running back Jeremy McMillian (44) dives into the end zone for a touchdown during Friday’s game against Gallipolis. Despite McMillian’s efforts, the Blue Devils won 57-26. (Photo By Tim Gearhart)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

SOUTH POINT— It was the Michael Beasy Show.
Beasy ran 36 times for 196 yards and scored six touchdowns as the Gallipolis Blue Devils outscored the South Point Pointers 57-26 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Friday.
Beasy scored on a run of 9 and one yards for a 13-0 lead, but the Pointers’ Alex Lambert hit Chance Gunther on a 74-yard touchdown pass play and it was 13-6.
Beasy then scored on runs of 6 and one yards and it was 26-6, but it was that same combination of Lambert to Gunther for 34 yards and a touchdown that cut the deficit to 26-12.
Gallipolis (9-1, 6-1) opened up a 36-12 halftime cushion on a 51-yard scoring pass from Noah Vanco to Briar Williams and a 32-yard field goal by Andrew Toler.
Jeremy McMillian ran 1-yard for a touchdown as South Point got within 36-18, but Vanco ran 4 yards for a touchdown to make it 43-18.
Gunther teamed up with Lambert on a 61-yard scoring play and McMillian’s conversion run made it a 43-26 game.
Gallipolis came right back as Vanco hit Beasy on a 1-yard TD pass play and Beasy cemented the win with an 11-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Vanco finished 12-of-21 passing for 203 yards. Wiliams had two catches for 56 yards, Ben Cox four for 53 and Cade Roberts two grabs for 48 yards.
South Point (1-9, 0-7) had 325 total yards with Lambert hitting 10-of-20 passes for 290 yards and two interceptions. The running game managed just 35 net yards.
Gunther had a huge game with three receptions for 169 yards and two TDs. Larry Fox also had a big game with five catches for 100 yards.
Gallipolis 7 29 14 7 = 57
South Point 0 12 14 0 = 26
First Quarter
Ga — Michael Beasy 9 run (Andrew Toler kick)
Second Quarter
Ga — Michael Beasy 1 run (kick failed)
SP — Chance Gunther 74 pass from Alex Lambert (kick failed)
Ga — Michael Beasy 6 run (pass failed)
Ga — Michael Beasy 1 run (Andrew Toler kick)
SP — Chance Gunther 34 pass from Alex Lambert (run failed)
Ga — Briar Williams 51 pass from Noah Vanco (Andrew Toler kick)
Ga — Andrew Toler 32 field goal
Third Quarter
SP — Jeremy McMillian 1 run (pass failed)
Ga — Noah Vanco 4 run (Andrew Toler kick)
SP — Chance Gunther 61 pass from Alex Lambert (Jeremy McMillian run)
Ga — Michael Beasy 1 pass from Noah Vanco (Andrew Toler kick)
Fourth Quarter
Ga — Michael Beasy 11 run (Andrew Toler kick)
Ga SP
First downs 28 8
Rushes-yards 53-285 14-35
Passing yards 203 290
Total yards 488 325
Cmp-Att-Int 12-21-0 10-20-2
Fumbles-lost 0 2
Penalties-yards 2-10 10-113
Individual Leaders
RUSHING — Gallipolis: Michael Beasy 36-196, Briar Williams 3-48, Cade Roberts 8-47, Caleb Geiser 1-7, Noah Vanco 5-minus 13; South Point: Jeremy McMillian 6-27, Brandon Pierson 1-12, Chance Gunther 1-3, Alex Lambert 6-minus 7.
PASSING — Gallipolis: Noah Vanco 12-21-0 203; South Point: Alex Lambert 10-20-290.
RECEIVING — Gallipolis: Ben Cox 4-53, Michael Beasy 3-13, Briar Williams 2-56, Cade Roberts 2-48, Ryan Donovsky 1-33; South Point: Larry Fox 5-100, Chance Gunther 3-169, Jeremy McMillian 1-20, Maddox McCallister 1-1