The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


September 7, 2013

The Colony blanks Greenville Lions, 48-0

LEWISVILLE —   The Colony kept possession of the football for most of the game during a 48-0 blanking of the Greenville Lions on Friday night at Tommy Briggs Cougar Stadium.

  The Cougars outgained the Lions 457-113 in total yardage, had a 21-10 advantage in first downs and a 66-50 advantage in total plays.

  Senior running back Bryan Hammond, following a big offensive line, pounded his way for a game-high 228 yards on 29 carries, including a 72-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

  The Colony finished with 293 yards rushing and 164 passing as two Cougar quarterbacks combined to complete 13 of 17 passes.

  The Lions, who played without injured quarterback Spencer Gilbert II, lost five turnovers and finished with just 33 yards rushing and 80 passing.

  Just as in last year’s game, the Cougars played keep-away with the football in the first half, building a 29-0 advantage. The Colony owned big advantages in the first half in total yards (228-63), first downs (12-3), total plays (39-19) and time of possession (18:52 to 5:02).

  The Colony drove 77 and 58 yards for touchdowns on its first two possessions, topped off by scoring runs of 2 and 7 yards by running back Alec Gibbons. Hammond kept the ball moving on the 77-yard, 12-play drive with runs of 4, 5, 6, 13, 5, 4, 1 and 13 yards. Hammond also reeled off an 11-yard run on the 55-yard, eight-play drive. Quarterback Andrew Lotz also fired a 14-yard completion to Gibbons on the drive.

  The Colony defender Dominic Spotwood boosted The Colony’s lead to 20-0 in the first quarter by returning an interception 25 yards for a touchdown.

  Another interception, this one picked off by Nick Houston following a tipped pass, set up the Cougars’ next touchdown: a 6-yard pass from Lotz to Matt Nelson. Dylan’s Klein made it 26-0 with 10:49 left in the second quarter.

  Another interception, this time by Paul Lewis, set up The Colony’s last points of the half, a 31-yard field goal by Klein, who is a freshman.

  Hammond’s long touchdown run finished off the Cougars’ first possession of the second half, a 90-yard, five-play drive.

  Wide receiver Tate Alanis scored the Cougars’ next touchdown on a 14-yard run that ended a 62-yard, five-play drive.

  The Colony drove 63 yards in seven plays for a final touchdown with Lotz connecting with Xaviar Dixon on a 42-yard touchdown pass with 11:53 remaining.

   Greenville's biggest play of the game was a 42-yard completion from Matthew Riskey to wide receiver D'erren Wilson in the first half.

   Greenville dropped to 0-2 for the season with its 32nd straight loss.

  The Colony, which whipped Saginaw 27-7 last week, is now 2-0.

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      The second annual event is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night at Greenville High School. The girls game tips off first, with the boys event to follow.


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