Trojans smother Detroit, 51-12, in their first road game

From Staff Reports

Sept. 15, 2007 - DETROIT - The Cumby Trojans improved to 2-1 on the season with a dominating 51-12 win over the Detroit Eagles Friday night in their first road game of the year.

The Trojans had 476 yards of total offense in the game with 325 yards on the ground. Two Trojans had triple-digit nights as Nathan Dunnihoo had 148 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns, and Brixx Hawthorne had 15 totes for 107 yards and one touchdown.

The defense allowed four first downs, gave up just 41 yards rushing and 187 yards overall while causing four turnovers against the Eagles.

Dunnihoo opened up the scoring for Cumby with a 58-yard run to take the early 6-0 lead with 6:34 remaining in the opening quarter.

The Trojans added to their lead in the second as senior wide receiver Kris Stanford scored his first touchdown of the year on a 14-yard reception from Hawthorne - who had two touchdown passes in the game as his other touchdown went to Dunnihoo for 58 yards in the third quarter.

Detroit capitalized on a 56-yard touchdown pass to get within 14-6 with 8:58 remaining in the half before Cumby scored 14 unanswered to close out the half.

Hawthorne scored on an 18-yard scamper with 3:37 remaining and then Dunnihoo scored his second rushing touchdown of the night on a 4-yard run.

In the second half, Detroit (0-3) scored its final touchdown on a 63-yard touchdown pass for a 28-12 deficit.

On the ensuing kickoff, senior Jake Vann went 90 yards to paydirt and Dunnihoo ran in the two-point conversion. Dunnihoo then caught a 58-yard bomb from Hawthorne, as Vann ran in the conversion to give Cumby a 44-12 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Vann wrapped up the scoring with a 20-yard touchdown run in the fourth as Dustin Clem kicked the PAT for the 51-12 finale.

Hawthorne went 7-of-17 passing for 151 yards and one touchdown, while Dunnihoo had two catches for 65 yards with one touchdown. Stanford had three receptions for 50 yards and one TD.

The Trojans travel to Simms James Bowie on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. They will then return home Sept. 28 against the Maud Cardinals.

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