2010-10-24 / Sports

Rams run over Carrollton, 36-0

BRINGIN' DOWN THE TOUCHDOWN – Ram Aaron Adams (16) snags a 23-yard pass from Nick Huckabay in the endzone for the first touchdown in the 36-0 win over visiting Carrollton Friday night. Adams also caught a second touchdown pass late in the third quarter. (TCC Photo By Hillary Grigonis) BRINGIN' DOWN THE TOUCHDOWN – Ram Aaron Adams (16) snags a 23-yard pass from Nick Huckabay in the endzone for the first touchdown in the 36-0 win over visiting Carrollton Friday night. Adams also caught a second touchdown pass late in the third quarter. (TCC Photo By Hillary Grigonis) MONTROSE – Amassing over 400 yards of offense, Montrose waltzed to an easy 36-0 triumph over visiting Carrollton last Friday to conclude the 2010 regular season on a winning note.

But the Montrose coach was far more concerned than content after his team’s lopsided win.

“Sure, it is a win and sometimes even an ugly win, which is exactly what this one was, can be acceptable,” said Ram mentor Dennis Reinhart after the game. “But tonight’s performance was lackluster, to say the least. We must come out stronger next week in the play-offs or we will be one-and-done.”

Despite the lopsided final score, Montrose led by just 14-0 at intermission.

Aaron Adams caught a 23-yard TD pass from QB Nick Huckabay to give the Rams a quick lead less than three minutes into the contest. Huckabay scored on a oneyard run with 5:17 still left in the opening stanza and Tyler Blackburn kicked the extra point to expand the lead to 14-0.

But that was all the scoring the Rams could muster until midway through the third quarter.

“Too many penalties and not playing up to our capabilities kept the score too close,” Reinhart remarked. “You have to give Carrollton credit, however, because they kept playing hard throughout the game.”

Dakota Persails broke loose for a 16-yard run with 6:38 remaining in the third and Caleb Reinhart ran in the two-point conversion to open up a 22-0 advantage. Then, on the last play of the quarter, Huckabay again hooked up with Adams for a six-pointer, this time on a 25-yard aerial. Blackburn’s PAT ballooned the lead to 29-0.

Caleb Reinhart scored midway through the final stanza on a 42-yard run and Mitchell added the extra point to give the Rams the 36-0 win.

Caleb Reinhart led a ground game that amassed 341 yards by personally toting the ball for 192 yards on 19 carries. Persails added 76 yards on eight carries. Eli Reinhart caught three passes for 37 yards and Adams recorded his two TD catches which covered 48 yards.

Defensively, Huckabay led the way with nine tackles while Joe Turchi and Zac Huckabay had eight stops apiece.

“We need to prepare hard this coming week so we can put out our best performance in the district opener,” said Reinhart, whose team awaits word on whether it will play in Division 5 or Division 6.

The Rams, who finish the regular season at 7-2, also must wait to find out who will be their first-round opponent.

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