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The Cavaliers outgained the Mountaineers 227-7 in the first quarter of a homecoming romp.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
DALEVILLE - As far as Homecomings go, this was somewhere between "excellent" and "best ever."
Lord Botetourt simply ran over visiting Alleghany on Friday night, scoring four first-quarter touchdowns on the way to an emphatic 51-0 victory.
The Cavaliers (5-0) scored touchdowns on their first six possessions, and shut out their opponent for the fourth time this season.
"We talked a lot this week about playing better defense," Lord Botetourt coach Jamie Harless said. "[Tonight] we were getting to the right spot."
Senior running back Chris Thompson had another big night for Lord Botetourt, amassing 228 yards on 21 carries. Quarterback Nick Webb added 113 yards on 8 carries, including a 26-yard run for the game's first points, capping a five-play, 75-yard drive midway through the first quarter.
The Cavaliers were successful on the subsequent two-point conversion, just as they were following their next touchdown, a 14-yard run by Thompson.
That made it 16-0 with 2:21 to go in the opening quarter, starting a 58-second stretch that saw the Cavaliers score three touchdowns. Austin Oyler recovered an Alleghany fumble, Webb scored on a 21-yard run, Lord Botetourt recovered a squib kickoff, and Webb fired a 26-yard touchdown pass to Branson Boothe, and all of a sudden it was 30-0.
The Cavaliers outgained the Mountaineers 227-7 in first-quarter yardage.
"Our offensive line blocked really good tonight," Webb said. "They gave us big holes to run through, and we just pounded the ball. This was a good win for the community, because we hadn't won a homecoming game in a long time."
Thompson broke several tackles on the way to a 50-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter, and Olyer hauled in a 5-yard touchdown pass to make it 44-0 at the half.
The second half was played with a running clock. Thompson capped the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter.
"They really stay on their blocks a long time" Alleghany coach Gary Burdette said. "They're not one and done; they stay on you. They play to the whistle. That's the way football's supposed to be played.
Alleghany (2-4) was able to move the ball into Lord Botetourt territory several times, but was consistently stymied in the end. Daniel Rader had two sacks for the Cavaliers, both on third downs, and Nathan Thacker added 1.5 sacks.
Lord Botetourt intercepted Alleghany quarterback Nick Ferrell three times.
"Daniel Rader was a beast tonight," Harless said. "He put on a clinic."
Alleghany 0 0 0 0-0
Lord Botetourt 30 14 7 0-51
LB - Webb 26 run (Thompson run)
LB - Thompson 14 run (Webb run)
LB - Webb 21 run (Thompson run)
LB - Boothe 26 pass from Webb (conversion failed)
LB - Thompson 50 run (conversion failed)
LB - Oyler 5 pass from Webb (Webb run)
LB - Thompson 1 run (Clemmons kick)
First downs 7 21
Yards rushing -47 428
Passes C-A-I 13-24-3 2-4-1
Yards passing 125 31
Penalties-yards 2-20 8-60
Fumbles-lost 4-2 2-1
Punts-average 5-33 1-36
RUSHING - Alleghany, Johnson 7-16, C. Carter 1-1, Burks 1-1, Kessinger 1-(-6), Fridley 3-(-15), Farrell 7-(-50). Lord Botetourt, Thompson 21-228, Webb 8-113, Lythgoe 12-76, Oyler 2-11.
PASSING - Alleghany, Ferrell 12-21-3-98, Kessinger 1-1-0-27, Fridley 1-0-0-0. Lord Botetourt, Webb 2-4-1-31.
RECEIVING - Alleghany, Persinger 6-53, Rust 2-36, Z. Carter 2-16, C. Carter 1-13, Smothers 1-7, Broughman 1-0. Lord Botetourt, Boothe 1-26, Oyler 1-5.
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