Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Stratford snapped a 10-game losing skid to Summerville by earning a 41-17 victory Friday over the Green Wave.
“We had the ball as much as they did and ran more offensive plays then they did,” Summerville coach John McKissick said. “They just made a lot of big plays. We didn’t get the job done in the Red Zone. We had one touchdown called back on a penalty and we were down there another time and only needed a few inches to get a first down, but we weren’t able to get them.”
Stratford (6-0) had the ball for 24 minutes and 4 seconds of the game while Summerville (2-4) had it for 23:56. Stratford ran 52 offensive plays while Summerville ran 76. However, six of the Knights’ plays resulted in a touchdown while the Green Wave only found the end zone twice.
Stratford quarterback Jacob Park had another stellar evening, completing roughly a dozen passes for 263 yards and four TDs. Those scoring plays covered distances of 32, 82, 14 and 33 yards.
Summerville also yielded a pair of TD runs. One covered 14 yards and the other covered 65 yards.
Stratford finished with 520 yards of offense while Summerville finished with 410.
The Wave fell behind 27-3 in the first two quarters as its only score of the half was a 31-yard field goal by Parker Cleveland. Summerville matched Stratford’s two scores in the second half, but couldn’t close the gap.
The Wave second-half scores came on a 31-yard pass from Sawyer Bridges to Jerod Tucker and a 45-yard run by Tucker.
Bridges completed 21 of 40 passes in the game for 216 yards. Those completions went to six different receivers. One of his incompletions was a Stratford interception.
Sean Smith led the Wave receivers with six receptions for 74 yards. Kendall Parker had five receptions for 50 yards.
Tucker led the Summerville rushers with 135 yards on 14 carries and made four receptions for 46 yards.
Summerville’s other featured back, Davon Anderson, was injured in the first half of the game after carrying 10 times for 32 yards. On Monday, he was on crutches.
This Friday, Summerville hosts Fort Dorchester at 7:30 p.m.
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