HOWARD — Whether it was slow and methodical or a quick strike to the heart, the Centerburg football team was tough to stop Friday.
After an opening three-and-out, the Trojans scored on seven straight possessions and rolled past host East Knox, 45-18.
“I think our kids were able to settle down. Once we got on offense, we got the momentum and took off,” said Centerburg coach Jim Stoyle. “Coach (Calvin) Hatfield has a good game plan. We knew they were going to run and try to keep it away from our offense. They did that early, but once we settled down, we made some plays.”
East Knox (3-6) had the perfect game plan early, shutting down the Trojans (9-0) on three plays. The Bulldogs then turned the offense over to Dylan Wears and Cody Howard and steamrolled their way down the field.
The teams then matched powerful touchdown drives in the first half, as Wears and Centerburg’s Austin Glasscock went mano-a-mano to see who’s team would take control. Wears rushed for 92 of his 145 yards in the first half, and scored two touchdowns to help East Knox stay in the game.
Glasscock rushed for 117 yards in the first half as the Trojans matched the Bulldogs’ running game. The Trojans were able to take a 22-12 lead into the locker room thanks to Glasscock’s play
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