Bevelle leads Oakman to rout of Cold Springs
by Brett Turner
Sep 04, 2010 | 622 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BREMEN — Oakman’s Da’Paul Bevelle carried not only the ball, but the game in a 49-21 victory over Cold Springs Friday night. Bevelle had nine carries for 81 yards rushing and two touchdowns along with two forced turnovers on defense.

Matching Bevelle with nine carries was junior Logan Guthrie who managed 65 yards rushing.

The combination of freshman quarterback Jase Trotter’s touchdown run and an amazing 72-yard kick return by eighth grader Chris Austin was too much for Cold Springs’ offense to keep up with on the scoreboard.

Although Cold Springs lit the scoreboard first at the 7:12 mark in the first quarter with a Jayme Patterson score.

Oakman answered with Bevelle’s first rushing score of the night from seven yards out, but the extra point failed, leaving the Wildcats down 7-6.

It would be the last time Cold Springs tasted the lead.

Following a Cold Springs punt, Guthrie put the Wildcats ahead for good with a two-yard plunge to pay dirt. Oakman converted a two-point conversion to push the lead to 14-7 at halftime. Austin opened the second half with his 72-yard score, pushing the lead to 21-7.

Bevelle then stripped a Cold Springs runner and returned the ball to the Eagles’ two-yard line before finding his way into the end zone. Bevelle continued his onslaught of the Eagles by intercepting a pass on the ensuing drive, which led to Trotter hooking up with Micah Franklin for a touchdown strike from 13 yards out. Guthrie and Austin each scored a touchdown to close out Oakman’s scoring for the night.

The Wildcats managed 288 yards rushing along with 51 yards passing, while holding Cold Springs to 159 yards on the ground.

The Eagles threw for 149 yards passing but Oakman was able to stay on top of the ball by forcing key turnovers. Oakman looks forward to bettering its 1-1 record at home next week against Westminster Christian.