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Springdale gets first win with solid all-around performance |

Springdale gets first win with solid all-around performance

Dave Yohe
| Friday, September 2, 2016 11:09 p.m

After Week Zero losses, Springdale and Jefferson-Morgan were looking for their first win of the season when they met Friday.

Springdale turned in a dominating all-around performance in a 54-7 nonconference win over the Rockets.

“We have (Sam Carey) who can throw it. We did a good job protecting him tonight,” Springdale coach Dave Leasure said. “We have a few kids who can catch it. I think it makes us a more balanced offense.”

Balance was something Springdale (1-1) achieved in the game’s first drive. Carey attempted passes on seven of the Dynamos’ 15 plays, including the capper: an 11-yard strike to junior running back Josh Harmon.

“I’m pretty pleased,” Leasure said. “We don’t get many games like this in our conference.”

Carey finished 9 of 13 for 177 yards and two scores. Harmon built on last week’s performance with five catches for 90 yards and two scores, and added 33 yards on five carries.

“In Jefferson-Morgan’s defense, there’s no way they could have expected us to throw as much as we did and throw with that efficiency,” Leasure said. “I think it really opened things up for us in the running game.”

Senior Ethan McFarland gained 71 yards on 10 carries and had three scores. Senior Ben Sowinski had 79 yards and one score on 12 carries.

“It’s why (the three running backs) are all balanced football players,” Leasure said. “The guys are very unselfish. I think that’s what makes us a pretty good high school offense. ”

Jefferson-Morgan (0-2) could not sustain much offense, but coach Aaron Giorgi still likes his team.

“We don’t like the losing part of it, but we have to stay positive,” Giorgi said. “We haven’t started league play yet, and we’ve played two very good football teams. I think it is only going to make us better down the stretch.”

Dave Yohe is a freelance writer.

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