White Oak humbles Rains in 56-20 rout

By Trey Hill, News-Telegram Correspondent

Sept. 14, 2008 - EMORY -- White Oak jumped ahead early and new looked back taking a 56-20 win over Rains Friday night.

White Oak, especially Orlando Humble, took out their 1-9 frustrations from last season on Rains. Rains made a game of it in the second quarter with a pair of touchdowns by Travis Gibson to take a 14-13 lead. Jackson McCurty then raced around the left side of his line and sprinted 65 yards for a touchdown that gave White Oak a 21-14 lead at the half.

Rains tried to answer with a drive just before the half but on the last play of the half, Gibson took a screen pass from Taylor Marshall at the 12 yard line and headed for the goal line. He was stopped by White Oaks Jade Barnhill in a tremendous coLlision at the 1-yard line.

After that it was all White Oak as they took advantage of a pair of Rains turnovers and Humble's running to put the game away.

The lone bright spot in the second half came on a 57-yard touchdown pass from Marshall to Trevor Vandeventer. The try for the 2-point conversion falied.

Rains travels to Kemp next week to play the Kemp Yellowjackets.

White Oak-Rains, Stats

Rains 13 8 21 14 - 56

White Oak 0 14 0 6 - 20

First Quarter

White Oak - Orlando Humble 7 run (Trevor Wait kick), 7:39

White Oak - Humble 18 run (kick failed), 2:04

Second Quarter

Rains - Travis Gibson 9 run (Colby Hoover kick), 10:32

Rains - Gibson 3 run (Hoover kick),

White Oak - Jackson McCurty 65 run (Derick Smith pass from Connor Sharp), 3:19

Third Quarter

White Oak - Orlando Humble 8 run (Wait kick), 7:59

White Oak - Humble 39 run (Wait kick)

White Oak - Humble 66 run (Wait kick),1:32

Fourth Quarter

White Oak - Orlando Humble 9 run (Wait kick), 9:32

Rains - Trevor Vandeventer 57 pass from Taylor Marshall (pass failed), 7:52

White Oak - Colton Brown 7 run (Wait kick), 3:04

TEAM STATS

White Oak Rains

First downs 22 18

Rushes-yards 56-498 33-136

Passing yards 3 198

Total yards 501 334

Comp-Att-Int 1-2-0 13-30-0

Punts-Avg 0-0 0-0

Penalties-yards 10-84 3-15

Fumbles-lost 0-0 4-2

INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING - White Oak: Orlando Humble 22-233; Junior Hamilton 11-108; Blake Ware 7-69; Jackson McCurdy 9-66; Colton Brown 2-11; Houston Sparkes 3-9; Derick Smith 2-2. Rains: Taylor Marshall 21-82; Travis Gibson 5-28; Zack Young 6-21; Trevor Vandeventer 1-5.

PASSING - White Oak: Conner Sharp 1-1-0, 3 yards; Austin Tubbs 0-1-0. Rains: Marshall 12-27-0, 198 yards; Vandeventer 1-3-0, 0 yards.

RECEIVING - White Oak: Smith 1-3. Rains: Vandeventer 2-66; Gage Ogeda 2-47; Colby Hoover 3-40; Gibson 2-25; Young 2-15; Nick Hancock 1-11; Blake Hicks 1-(-6).

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