Trojans win homecoming game in style
From Staff Reports

Sept. 11, 2004 - CUMBY - Coach Kent Hawthorne's Cumby Trojans returned home for their homecoming game in grand style with a 43-6 win over the Maud Cardinals.

Hawthorne's team is now 2-1 on the season and will prepare for the James Bowie Pirates Friday night at home in their second straight home game before district competition begins Sept. 24.

Charle Chavez opened up the scoring on a 15-yard run past the Cardinal defense for an early 7-0 lead. Matt Steward booted the PAT good.

Freshman Nathan Dunnihoo gave Cumby a 14-0 lead on a five-yard scamper late in the first quarter. Steward booted his second PAT.

In the second quarter, Maud had a second down and 10 from their one-yard line, but the running back was brought down in the end zone by Stephen Boss and Rusty Vaughan for a safety.

The Trojans continued to dominate the game as Brandon Brown scored on a 24-yard pass from Steward, the first of three touchdown passes for the senior quarterback.

Nick Dyer gave the Trojans a 30-6 lead on a 48-yard touchdown strike from Steward in the second quarter. Steward nailed the PAT good.

Steward connected with Dyer one final time in the game on a 29-yard pass for a 37-6 lead.

Brandon Brown rounded out the scoring with a five-yard run, but Steward missed the PAT in the fourth quarter for the 43-6 final.

Steward ended the night five-of-seven for 134 yards and three touchdowns. He was picked off once in the game. Steward also had 55 yards rushing in the game.

Brown had 79 yards rushing and one touchdown for the Trojans, while Nick Dyer led all receivers with 84 yards and two touchdowns.

The Cardinals, under coach Jamey Thomas, drop to 0-3 this season and will play Detroit at home Friday night. Detroit lost to James Bowie 21-14 Friday night and are 0-3 this season.

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