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Panthers run wild on Carson Long

September 25, 2010|By BRETT NIEVES/Staff Correspondent

HANCOCK -- The Hancock football team entered Friday night's home game against Carson Long Military having allowed 100 points and more than 1,000 yards of offense in its last two games.

It was a different story against the winless Warriors, as the Panthers had their way, 48-0.

Hancock's defense made a statement early when it forced the Warriors to go three-and-out on their first three drives. The defense also intercepted the Warriors three times -- two by senior Eli Souders.

"It was nice to see us come back strong," Hancock coach Dave Mahaffey said. "It was really nice to see the kids come out and perform well."

Souders, listed as a wide receiver on the Panthers' roster, spearheaded Hancock's ground game, racking up 236 yards on 10 carries with a pair of touchdowns. Souders had runs of 28, 65, 26 and 70 yards.

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"It was my first game running the ball," Souders said. "We just ran what we thought we could against them."

Hancock (2-2) used eight different players in its rushing attack, rolling up 479 yards on 37 carries.

Senior Jarrod McCoy rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns on just three carries.

Carson Long (0-4) had a tough time getting things going against the Panthers, finishing with just 57 yards of total offense.

Sophomore quarterback Josh Kingsborough provided most of the offense for the Warriors, passing for 43 yards.

"It's a constant rebuild every week," said Carson Long coach Pete LaSavage, who has a thin roster. "Pickings are slim, but that's not an excuse."

Hancock had a commanding 34-0 lead at the half. McCoy scored the first Panthers touchdown and senior Tanner Dobzranski followed with a 34-yard scamper for a score.

The Panthers' running game didn't slow down. A 46-yard touchdown run gave Hancock a 22-0 lead after the first quarter. A 16-yard run by Tanner Faith and Souders' 65-yard run capped the scoring in the first half.

Garrett Wiles added a touchdown on an 18-yard run, and Souders' 70-yard TD capped the scoring.

Hancock 48, Carson Long Military 0
Carson Long 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Hancock 22 12 14 0 -- 48

H -- Jared McCoy 40 run (Eli Souders run)

H -- Tanner Dobzranski 37 run (Souders kick)

H -- McCoy 46 run (Tyler Chase kick)

H -- Tanner Faith 18 run (kick failed)

H -- Souders 65 run (kick failed)

H -- Garrett Wiles 26 run (Chase kick)

H -- Souders 66 run (Chase kick)

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