Centerburg shuts out Cardington
Saturday, October 12th
CARDINGTON — Another week, another win for the Centerburg football team. This week, Cardington was the victim of a Trojan defense which allowed only 38 total yards in a 49-0 Centerburg victory.
In 32 rushing plays, the Pirates gained just 12 net yards, and were only 4-of-12 passing for 26 yards. The Trojans (7-0, 4-0) had 12 tackles for loss and made three sacks, and allowed only five first downs.
On offense, Centerburg earned 276 passing yards and 189 rushing yards on 38 carries. Tyler Stoyle went 8-of-12 passing for 218 yards and three touchdowns, and Gunnar Gregory was 4-of-5 with 58 yards in relief. Austin Glasscock ran just 11 times, but gained 111 yards. Alek O’Connor was the top receiver, catching four passes for 176 yards.
The Trojans were unstoppable in the first half, scoring six touchdowns. Kyle Hogan was the first to score on Stoyle’s 19-yard pass with 9:31 to play in the first quarter. Brendan Mapes had a 19-yard TD reception at the 7:48 mark to leave Centerburg ahead, 14-0. Glasscock ran out the clock in the first quarter on a 3-yard run which made the score 21-0.
Stoyle picked up a running touchdown, this one of 6 yards, with 6:43 to play in the second quarter, which put the Trojans on top, 28-0. Glasscock rang up a 48-yard TD run at the 4:16 mark of the quarter for a 35-0 advantage. O’Connor and Stoyle hooked up for the biggest play of the day with 53 seconds to play, a 63-yard touchdown bomb which left Centerburg up 42-0 at the half.
The Trojans let its running game take over in the second half, not needing another score. While the Pirates were flailing, Centerburg scored once more on Nathan Johnson’s first touchdown run of the year, a 10 yarder, with 4:46 to play in the game.
Centerburg will play the second game of a three-game road swing at Mount Gilead at 7 p.m. on Friday.
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