Trojans dominate Celese to stay atop district standings

From Staff Reports

Oct. 21, 2007 - CUMBY - In one of their most dominating performances of the season, the Cumby Trojans wrapped up their homecoming night with a 56-20 win over the Celeste Blue Devils at Trojan Field.

With the win, the Trojans are now 5-2 on the year and 2-0 in District 16-A as they are tied with the undefeated Quinlan Boles Hornets for first place.

Jake Vann scored the game's opening touchdown for the Trojans in the first quarter as he powered his way in from a yard out for the early 6-0 lead. The Trojans went for two but the pass failed with 58 seconds remaining in the quarter.

Both teams found their offenses in the second quarter as they combined for 32 points.

Cumby quarterback Brixx Hawthorne found a streaking Nathan Dunnihoo for a 21-yard touchdown just six seconds into the quarter to give the Trojans a 12-0 lead.

Celeste answered back as quarterback Chase Enis threw a 51-yard touchdown pass, but the Blue Devils missed the PAT for the 12-6 deficit.

Hawthorne then threw his second touchdown pass of the quarter as Kris Stanford hauled in the reception from nine yards out with 9:44 remaining.

Enis then threw his second touchdown pass on a 25-yard pass for the 18-12 deficit. On the two-point conversion, Rodney Hobbs picked off the pass and ran 108 yards for two points and a 20-12 lead.

Hawthorne then wrapped up the first half scoring with his third touchdown pass as B.T. Brown went 16 yards to paydirt. Hobbs then converted the PAT good as Cumby held a 26-12 lead at the half.

In the third quarter, Hawthorne threw his fourth touchdown pass of the night as he found Dunnihoo for 30 yards with 7:40 remaining. Vann then came back with over two minutes remaining on a 17-yard scoring run and two-point conversion.

The Blue Devils then scored their final touchdown as Enis threw a 54-yard touchdown reception and threw the two-point conversion on the final play of the period.

In the fourth quarter, Cumby scored two more touchdowns as Hawthorne ran for 64 yards and Brown went for 35 yards to paydirt for the final score with 2:14 remaining in the game.

Hawthorne led the way for the Trojans with 364 all-purpose yards as he rushed for 102 yards on five carries and completed 16-of-24 passes for 262 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Dunnihoo was the team's leading receiver with four receptions for 91 yards and two touchdowns.

The Trojans travel to Fruitvale Friday night with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

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