A Tough Night For Putnam Gridders
It was all Generals as they dominated The Dots. Hurricane was upset by Capital and Buffalo was shut out by Williamstown. Putnam County’s high school football teams had a tough night under the Friday Night Lights.
The Generals March Past The Dots
Despite losing Nick Vance to season-ending left ankle surgery, the Gens’ offense had their way with The Dots’ defense all night long as Winfield followed their leaders, to paydirt with five-straight touchdowns.
Winfield’s senior signal-caller Andrew Huff put on a highlight show. He dominated on the ground and in the air. Huff rushed for a game-high 112 yards on only 10 carries, and was perfect with completions of all of his six passes, for 170 yards including four touchdowns.
Senior receiver Brian Fisher hauled in three catches, for 94 yards, for the Generals, each for a touchdown.
Poca got on the scoreboard when quarterback Jay Cook connected with Luke Spradling.
In the end, the Dots offense couldn’t keep up with the Generals who prevailed, 57-12.
Capital Cruises Over Hurricane
Hurricane was hoping for another win over visiting Capital to move towards the playoffs.
The Cougars put a crimp in those plans.
Quarterback Kerry Martin, Jr. led Number 7 Capital in an upset over Number 6 Hurricane, with 225 yards of total offense, including a pair of touchdowns, 79 rushing yards, on 15 carries and 11-of-16 completions.
Receiver Deshawn Harper had five catches for 101 yards. In addition, Anthony Pittman and Chance Knox each had a touchdown reception. On the ground, Capital running back Kalai Clark ran to paydirt twice.
For Hurricane, quarterback Nathan Roy tossed for 154 yards and Christian Hill rushed for 172 yards on 24 carries.
Hurricane kept the score close in the first quarter, but things went south before halftime when the Cats’ defense kept the favored ‘Skins out of the end zone.
Redskins junior kicker Timothy McCutchen booted a field goal, keeping Hurricane in the game.
However, just before halftime, the Cougars Kerrion Martin grabbed a blocked field goal attempt and raced 88 yards for a Capital score.
The Redskins fall to 4-2 after the 34-16 loss.
Williamstown Shuts Out Visiting Buffalo
The Bison made the long bus ride to Williamstown hoping for a second win, for 2017.
They didn’t get it.
Buffalo was shut out by a tough Yellowjackets defense, for a longer bus ride home to Putnam County.
Final score: Williamson: 41, Buffalo: 0.
Publisher’s note: Poca-Winfield game pictures are provided courtesy of Ed Conner Photography.