Gregory-Portland defeats Flour Bluff after huge first half
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
DISTRICT 15-5A SECTION I
GREGORY-PORTLAND 37, FLOUR BLUFF 27
After losing a tough game to Veterans Memorial last week, Gregory-Portland made a statement with a 30-point second quarter in his win over Flour Bluff. Quarterback Wildcat Brandon redden stole the show with his four total touchdowns and impressive game control.
What this game means: Gregory-Portland (3-3, 3-1 in 15-5A DI) surprised Flour Bluff (4-2, 2-2) after an impressive first half of 30 points.
The highlights of Friday: Friday’s game may have started two and a half hours earlier due to the bad weather, but that’s the only thing that would start early. Both the Wildcat and Hornet offense faced strong winds throughout the first quarter. After two field goals, the Hornets led by six before the second quarter. It was then that the Wildcat offensive awoke. Gregory-Portland entered the board when the quarterback To blush threw his first touchdown pass to Nicolas hartley at the start of the second trimester. Three minutes later, Redden found the end zone again with a 2-yard touchdown. Redden would throw two more touchdowns in the 30-point quarterback, including a 67-yard pass to David Karl. The Wildcat defense ended the Hornet’s offense by forcing two fumbles in the second quarter. The Hornets started the second half hot with Isaac mcelroy returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Flour Bluff quarterback Nash Villegas recorded two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 77-yard touchdown at Mcelroy. The Wildcat defense secured the win with a red zone interception by James durham.
Friday stars: Redden led the night with 302 passing yards and four total TDs on 13 completed passes. Villegas led the Hornets’ offense with 246 passing yards and two touchdowns on 18 completed passes.
Gregory-Portland head coach Brent Davis on the adjustments his team were forced to make: “They just put us in a hole all the time with the wind and we didn’t perform very well the first two runs. You cannot say enough about our defense. I was really proud of them. “
Gregory-Portland quarterback Brandon Redden on his defense: “The defense played exceptionally. (The Hornets) have scored a few times other than that, they played the lights.”
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