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Hart football runs down G.V.

Posted: October 18, 2013 11:13 p.m.
Updated: October 18, 2013 11:13 p.m.

The Hart Indians’ offense is known for putting up points in bunches. But against the Golden Valley Grizzlies, both sides of the ball got in the scoring mix.

Behind another solid start from quarterback Brady White, and two defensive touchdowns from defensive end David Russon, Hart defeated Golden Valley 61-13 Friday at Cougar Stadium.

The Indians (7-0 overall, 2-0 Foothill) were in control early and often as they led 34-0 after the first quarter — 55-7 by halftime.

Both Russon’s touchdowns came in the first half at the expense of Golden Valley (2-5, 0-2) quarterback Robert Phillips.

Russon landed on a Phillips’ fumble in the end-zone in the first quarter, scoring his second touchdown when he intercepted a swing pass from Phillips with one hand, and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown midway through the second quarter.

“I was just supposed to contain the outside,” Russon said. “My coaches always say don’t swat for the ball because you’re never going to get it. But I got it.”

White finished the game a perfect 7-of-7 for 194 yards and three touchdowns through the air.

He connected with Chase White, Wes Fitzpatrick, and Trent Irwin for the scores as they each got into the end-zone from 46, 12, and 29-yards respectively.

“They ran some great routs,” said Brady White, who ended his streak of throwing an interception in three consecutive games. “Obviously we got a great receiving core, so we’re going to get a lot of soft coverage.”

The junior signal-caller extended his streak of at least one rushing touchdown in each of his last four games as he scored on a 22-yard quarterback keeper with 9:17 to play in the first.

“They were in man so they were playing off and baialing,” White said. “I dropped back, our line made a nice little gap, so I just pulled it and ran for the touchdown.”

He now has seven rushing touchdowns to go with 21 passing touchdowns this season.

Hart running back Joey Bilbo was solid in his second straight start as a replacement for the injured Connor Wingenroth.

Bilbo took his first rush 53-yards to the house, and finished with 84 yards on six carries.

As for Golden Valley’s running back situation, Terry Tamura left the game after sustaining an injury on his first carry of the game.

Tamura entered the contest as the Foothill League’s leading rusher with 700 yards this season.

However, his injury left Golden Valley with little offensive firepower and ended his streak of at least one rushing touchdown in every game this season.

Filling the void, Jacob Ortiz scored both Grizzly touchdowns — an 11-yard reception from Phillips, along with a 71-yard rushing score.


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