Trojans tromp Gators: Cumby racks up 400 yards in offense
From staff reports
Oct. 19, 2008 - CUMBY - The Cumby Trojans proved gallant once again over the Dallas Gateway Gators on Friday at Trojan Field.The final scoreboard read 51-26; securing Cumby a second district win.
Most of the Trojans' offensive yardage came in rushing form. Leading rusher for the night was Trojan junior Rodney Hobbs with 148 yards on 14 carries. Hobbs made TD runs of 4, 16, and 20 yards. Junior Michael Morris had the longest touchdown run of the night for the Trojans from out 22 yards along with a two point conversion from three yards. Morris rushed for 114 yards on 11 carries. Freshman Levi Wooten had five carries for 33 yards, senior Ryan Vaughn contributed another long 20-yard TD and gained 30 yards on five carries; junior Timmy Cook had an eight yard TD and carried five times-rushing 18 yards, sophomore Hunter Cunningham had four carries for 10 yards, and senior Devon Owen had two carries.
Receiving for the Trojans Morris caught a 30-yarder for a TD, sophomore Donnie Rodriguez had one catch for 10 yards, and Hobbs caught two for seven yards.
Cook had four completed passes out of eight for 47 yards, with one adding a touchdown.
Trojan junior Taylor Gay was right on for PATs; he completed five of six.Cook had two punts 83 yards.Owen, Morris, and Cook each snagged an interception against the Gateway Gators. Recovering one Gator fumble each was Trojan junior Tanner Gomez, freshman C.J. Ringbereg, and Hobbs.
Contributing to the 400 yards of total offense for Cumby included 47 yards of passing and 44 carries for 353 yards rushing.
Scores by quarters put Cumby on top from the start with 14-12. In the second quarter, Cumby's defense held Dallas Gateway out of the end zone while Trojans tacked on 16 more to the scoreboard. Coming back from break, fans enjoyed more Trojan action with the board reading 51-18 at the end of third quarter. The Trojans allowed the Gators one last score of eight points to cap off the football action for the night.
Cumby's victory of 51-26 over the Gators puts them at 2-5, 2-0 in District 14-1A tied in district play with Wolfe City and Quinlan Boles. The Trojans will travel to challenge the undefeated Quinlan Boles Hornets on Oct. 24.