|FC falls to Male|
|Written by George Browning|
|Tuesday, 21 August 2012 00:00|
The Floyd Central Highlanders opened their season on the road with a loss against the Bulldogs of Louisville Male High School with a score of 48-7.
“We started 11 rookies on the defensive line tonight,” said Floyd Central Head Coach, Brian Glesing. “As the night went on, we got better.”
Male scored right away on the first possession of the game. Floyd Central attempted to answer, slowly making their way up the field. However, the Bulldogs intercepted the ball and turned it into another touchdown, bringing the score to 14-0.
The second quarter was much the same. Male scored again with their first possession, and then picked off a pass from the Highlanders Quarter Back, Senior Bryce Smith. Although the Highlanders’ defense put up a good fight, Male scored again, ending the first half, Bulldogs 28, Highlanders 0.
Floyd Central faced an uphill battle and started the second half of the game with the ball, but were forced to punt from their own 49 yard line. Male immediately turned it into six more points on the next play, followed by a kick for the extra point, 35-0. After the Bulldogs scored another seven points, the Highlanders finally had a change of luck.
Smith pitched to Running Back Gabriel Kennedy, a Junior, for a gain of 45 yards, setting up Floyd Central for their first touchdown. After advancing to the goal line, another pitch to Kennedy put the first points on the board for Floyd Central. Kicker Ryan Lenz scored the extra point, bring the score to 42-7 with 1:33 left in the third quarter.
The fourth quarter played out much like the first two. However the Highlanders defense managed to hold the Bulldogs down to one touchdown. After a bad kick by the Bulldogs, the final score of the game was 48-7.
After the game, coach Glesing wasn’t upset with the team’s performance. “We had a pretty good effort, I’m not down in the dumps,” he told the team after the game.
Glesing said the team is excited about their next game, against Providence High School. “This is the game we’ve been looking forward to. It’s a big one, our rivalry game.”
The Floyd Central Highlanders will play against Providence High School at Providence. The game starts at 7:30 on Friday.