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September 2, 2013

GCS, Phoenix open season with big victories



GREENVILLE — Quinlan Ford 28,

Troup 21

  BULLARD — Quinlan Ford’s second-half touchdowns toppled Troup at Bullard Friday night to give the Panthers the season-opening win, 28-21.

  It was the second quarter when the Panthers matched the Troup Tigers’ two first-quarter touchdowns.  Markus Laurent caught quarterback Bryce Evilsizer’s 74-yard pass to score, and Manny Enriquez ran for seven yards for a touchdown.

  Evilsizer was 4-for-8 passing with 105 yards, and the two touchdowns.

He connected with Weston McCluskey near the end of the third quarter for a 19-yard touchdown pass.

  The Panthers rushed for a team total of 204 yards. Of those, Jon Humphries carried 18 times for 96 yards and he scored on a 7-yard run in the fourth quarter. This overtook the fourth-quarter touchdown by Troup.

  Evilsizer carried six times for 64 yards.

Mount Vernon 28,

Rains 22

  MOUNT VERNON — In spite of limiting Mount Vernon to no points in the second half, the Rains Wildcats’ three second-half red zone efforts ended with one touchdown, and Rains lost to Mount Vernon 28-22 Friday night on the road.

  Mount Vernon scored first in the first quarter, when Rosendo Flores pulled in a 50-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Sam Alston.

  Rains answered when senior Grant Russell ran a kickoff 85 yards for a score, and senior quarterback Ryan Ratliff contributed the point after.

  Wildcat Jesse Hudson put Rains ahead 15-7 near the end of the first quarter, when he ran it in for 3-yard touchdown run, and a two-point conversion.

  But, it was Mount Vernon in the rest of the first half, with Alston connecting with Kris Ables twice on scoring passes of 89 yards and 66 yards.

  The score stood 28-15 at the half.

  Rains then covered 53 yards in 17 plays on its opening possession of the second half. Ratliff capped the drive with a 1-yard plunge to paydirt. The kick was good, making the score Mount Vernon 28, Rains 22.

  Rains limited Mount Vernon to only one second-half scoring threat, which was ended by Wildcat   Armando Cortez picking up a Tiger fumble at the Rains 10-yard line.

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