Corner offense has its way in 56-14 rout of Oak Grove

By NICK NORRIS Eagle Sports Correspondent
Posted 9/1/18

OAK GROVE — Corner dismantled Oak Grove on the road by way of a fierce offensive line on Friday night, 56-14. Oak Grove quarterback Dalton Hill appeared to revive his team after an extended …

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Corner offense has its way in 56-14 rout of Oak Grove

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OAK GROVE — Corner dismantled Oak Grove on the road by way of a fierce offensive line on Friday night, 56-14. 

Oak Grove quarterback Dalton Hill appeared to revive his team after an extended halftime caused by a weather delay, but their momentum was short lived. A lightning storm postponed the third quarter for over an hour, but the weather proved to be the least of the Oak Grove Tigers’ worries.

Corner Yellow Jackets quarterback Andrew Baker found the end zone a couple of times through the air and the mud, rushing for 46 yards on only six carries. Though Baker only completed 5 of 16 passes, he managed to find Joseph Fuller in the end zone for a 12-yard score in the first quarter.

Running back for Corner, Garrett Purvis was just as troubling for the Tigers, rushing for 162 yards on 15 carries and scoring a touchdown of his own on a 9-yard run. 

“Baker and Purvis have been catalysts for us and those guys have been great. But tonight, if anyone gets the game ball it’s the O-line. They were absolutely dominant and the reason we had success,” Jackets Head Coach Jon Clements said.

That success led to eight touchdowns through players such as Nicholas Brashear, who racked up 105 yards rushing on 15 carries and two touchdowns. Andrew Bandy, Collin Daniel, and Joseph Brakefield all added points to the monstrous win.

As for the Tigers, Hill played on both sides of the ball, rushing for a score and making plenty of stops on defense. Hill only amassed 21 yards passing and completed 4 out of 10 passes with two interceptions. Ramone Watson was a large factor in Oak Grove’s defense with eight tackles.

Playmakers for Oak Grove included William Gavidia who broke a 76-yard run to set up a touchdown for his fellow running back, Colby Barnhill. 

Corner will return home to prepare for Russellville High School next week. When Coach Clements was asked how his team needs to improve before the next game, he said “We just need to get better. We have to learn to play the game the way it’s supposed to be played. We’re not there yet.”