Rangers, Eddies blow by opponents
Published 9:56 am Thursday, September 23, 2004
By By ERIKA PICKLES / Vigilant/Argus
Brandywine seemed to be off to a good start early in the first quarter. They stopped Cassopolis' offense and made some good offensive plays of their own, but it didn't last for long.
Kenny Brown intercepted a pass and ran the ball for a 77 yard touchdown only 4 minutes into the first quarter. E.J. Harris added a touchdown with 5.4 seconds in the first giving the Rangers a 13-0 lead.
The Bobcats started the second quarter with a 27 yard first down, but Cassopolis quickly stopped them from letting anything happen. E.J. Harris scored a 37 yard touchdown only 22 seconds into the quarter. Ashton Danzy ran the ball 35 yards on a punt return for the Rangers. Cassopolis ended the half with a 19-0 lead. E.J. Harris had 11 carries on 110 yards at the end of the half.
Brandywine came into the third quarter with a little more spark and scored their first touchdown 7:01 into the third putting them on the board 19-6. Cassopolis quickly reacted with a 15 yard touchdown from Ashton Danzy and another impressive 71 yard touchdown from E.J. Harris with 33 seconds left in the third giving Cass a 33-6 lead going into the fourth.
While Cassopolis had their team effort down, Brandywine struggled to keep theirs together. They left some big gaps in their defense and missed quite a few crucial passes. "We worked on filling our gaps one place, but as soon as we did that another opened up." Brandywine Head Coach Terry Borr said. " We have to work on our kids doing what they have been taught to do and playing football the way it should be played." Borr said of his Bobcats.
Donnie Walker scored a 47 yard touchdown early in the fourth for Cassopolis. Paul Curtis gave the Rangers their last touchdown of the night with 4:41 left giving them their 46-6 win over Brandywine.
Brandywine 0 0 6 0 – 6
Cassopolis 13 7 13 13 – 46
C - Kenny Brown 77 interception return (Ashton Danzy kick)
C - E.J. Harris 1 run (kick failed)
C - Harris 37 run (run failed)
B - Brian Westveer 7 run (kick failed)
C - Danzy 16 run (Danzy kick)
C - Harris 71 run (Danzy kick)
C - Donnie Walker 37 run (kick failed)
C - Paul Curtis 3 run (Danzy kick)
River Valley was no match for the Edwardsburg express Friday night.
The Eddies improved to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the Lakeland Conference with a 61-0 win over the Mustangs.
Derek Eden scored three touchdowns for the Eddies on runs of 2-, 63- and 1-yard.
David Daniels added a touchdown and eight extra points.
Also scoring for the Eddies were Jared Price, Monty Ort, Joe Dubash, Corey Parsons and Matt Peters.
Edwardsburg rushed for 269 yards and threw for another 109 against the Mustangs, who finished with 74 yards rushing and 28 yards passing.
Edwardsburg 20 14 13 14 - 61
River Valley 0 0 0 0 - 0
E - Jared Price 39 yard pass from Steve Gowen (David Daniels kick)
E - Derek Eden 2 yard run (David Daniels kick)
E - David Daniels 9 yard run (kick failed)
E - Monty Ort 23 yard run (David Daniels kick)
E - Derek Eden 63 yard run (David Daniels kick)
E - Derek Eden 1 yard run (kick failed)
E - Joe Dubash 20 yard return after fumble recovery (David Daniels kick)
E - Corey Parsons 11 yard run (David Daniels kick)
E - Matt Peters 7 yard yard run (David Daniels kick)