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Laney defeats Glenn Hills

Wildcats 42, Spartans 0

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 1:54 AM
Last updated 2:35 PM
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Two days after the death of David Dupree, Laney honored its former coaching legend on the field Friday night.

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Quarterback Quinton Hall scored five touchdowns as the Wildcats pounded Glenn Hills 42-0.

“We wanted to really dedicate this game to him,” Hall said of Dupree, who won state championships at Laney in 1961 and 1966. “We feel like he started off our legacy as far as pride in Augusta.”

Laney improved to 2-1, bouncing back from last week’s close loss to Westminster.

Wildcats coach Lemuel Lackey talked before the game about the importance of playing well for Dupree. Lackey said the team will give the game ball to the Dupree family.

“I appreciate everything he’s done,” Lackey said. “It meant a lot for us to come out and represent him and everything he stood for.”

Laney and Glenn Hills played for the first time since 2003, and the Wildcats picked up where they left off. Laney won its fifth in a row in the series and eighth out of nine games dating back to 1994.

Though the Wildcats recorded more penalties (22) than first downs (20), they overcame the miscues with a dominant rushing attack. Laney rolled up 245 rushing yards in the first two quarters and finished the night with 323.

George Myers carried the ball 16 times for 129 yards to lead the way. Hall rushed for 98 yards on 11 carries with two scores. He also went 4 for 6 passing for 111 yards and three touchdowns.

Laney’s defense recorded three interceptions in the final nine minutes of the second quarter, helping the team open up the game. The Wildcats scored 28 points in the second quarter and went into halftime leading 35-0.

“We play a different style of ball. People aren’t used to seeing us play,” Lackey said. “It’s physical. That’s what we try to do. When you don’t play that way, it’s difficult for you.”

Glenn Hills (1-1) struggled to match Laney’s high-powered offensive attack. The Spartans recorded 91 total yards, including two rushing yards on 23 carries.

LANEY 42,  GLENN HILLS 0

PLAY OF THE GAME: Five plays after Jacoby Gray intercepted a screen pass midway through the second quarter, Quinton Hall went up the middle for 3 yards to extend the lead to 21-0.

STAR OF THE GAME: Hall accounted for five touchdowns, two rushing and three passing.

WHY LANEY WON: The Wildcats’ offensive line dominated up front, and Laney rushed for 245 yards in the first half.

WHY GLENN HILLS LOST: No rushing game and three interceptions.

NEXT: Laney at Washington County, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Glenn Hills at Richmond Academy, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

LANEY 42, GLENN HILLS 0

Laney 7 28 0 7 – 42

Glenn Hills 0 0 0 0 – 0

First Quarter

L–Horatio Keller 28 pass from Quinton Hall (Vicente Thompkins kick), 2:37

Second Quarter

L–Thompkins 28 pass from Hall (kick failed), 11:09

L–Hall 3 run (Thompkins pass from Hall), 6:40

L–Hall 2 run (Joshua Clark run), 1:46

L–Smith 25 pass from Hall (run failed), :39

Fourth Quarter

L–Tre’Veon Hicks 14 run (Thompkins kick), 3:15

 LG
First Downs207
Rushes-Yards38-32323-2
Passing Yards11189
Comp.-Att.-Int.4-7-16-18-3
Fumbles-Lost0-01-0
Punts-Avg.1-223-24
Penalties-Yards22-16510-92


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Laney: George Myers 16-129, Quinton Hall 11-98, DeMarcus Nunnally 5-28, Deondre Walker 5-54, Tre’Veon Hicks 1-14. Glenn Hills: Earlmonquez Cobb 10-4, Kahlige Flegler 3-2, Demetris Spearman 7-14, Santo Nina 7-(-18).

PASSING–Laney: Quinton Hall 4-6-0 111, Myers 0-1-1 0. Glenn Hills: Santo Nina 6-18-3 89.

RECEIVING–Laney: Myers 1-30, Horatio Keller 1-28, Vicente Thompkins 1-28, Jeremy Smith 1-25. Glenn Hills: Flegler 2-30, Cobb 3-52, Devin Mikel 1-7.


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