2012-09-30 / Sports

Hornet gridders improve to 6-0 with win over Bentley

BURTON – New Lothrop’s varsity football team roared through Bentley like a freight train, downing the Bulldogs 63-0 in a game that wasn’t even that close.

The Hornets put up 34 points in the first quarter and never looked back, while the defense limited the Bulldogs to just 30 yards of total offense.

“I’m happy with the way we came out and played our style of football,” said New Lothrop coach Clint Galvas. “We’ve played at our level all season. We haven’t played down to anybody’s level. Offensively and defensively, we looked sharp.”

Just 15 seconds into the game, the Hornets got on the board on a 59 yard TD pass from Austin Newman to Michael Mucha. Aaron Beach booted the PAT.

Then at 11:31 of the first, Leo Harris recovered a Bentley fumble in their endzone for a touchdown. Beach added the extra point.

At 9:08 of the first, Newman connected with Amari Coleman on a 49 yard strike. Beach’s kick was good.

At 4:27 of the first, Newman hit Mucha on an eight yard TD pass. Beach’s kick was no good.

With 28 seconds left in the first, Newman called his own number and scored on a one yard run. Beach’s kick was good.

In the second quarter, at 10:21, Bentley was back to punt and snapped the ball through the endzone to give the Hornets a safety.

Then with 6;28 left in the half, Taylor Krupp rumbled 46 yards for the TD. Beach’s kick was no good.

With 42 ticks left in the half, Josh Wendling scored on a 33 yard TD run. The PAT kick was good.

At the 7:50 mark of the third, Cody Symons recovered a fumble in the endzone for a touchdown. Beach’s kick was good.

In the fourth quarter, with nine minutes left in the game, Jeff Long scored on a 16 yard TD run. The PAT kick was good.

The Hornets finished the night with 240 yards rushing in 28 carries and four touchdowns. Newman went 5 of 6 passing for another 156 yards and three touchdowns. That gave the Hornets 396 yards of total offense.

Krupp picked up 80 yards in five carries with the TD. Wendling had 59 yards in five carries and a touchdown.

Coleman hauled in two receptions for 75 yards and a score. Much had 57 yards in two catches with two touchdowns.

Bentley picked up 30 yards in 20 carries on the ground. The Bulldogs were 2 of 7 passing for no yards, giving them 30 yards of total offense.

Defensively for the Hornets, Brandon Green led with four tackles. Jameson Toma and Chris Jamick had three tackles apiece. Trevor Beach hauled in an interception.

“It was good to get some guys in, get them some valuable playing time,” Coach Galvas said. “It should pay off for us in the long run.”

He added, “I thought Austin Newman had a nice game tonight. He looked sharp out there.”

With the win, the Hornets improve to 6-0 and lock up a spot in the post-season. With a win over Webberville by forfeit this Friday, the Hornets will be 7-0 and headed into the final stretch of the season. Their next contest will be on Friday, Oct. 12 at Morrice.

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