NEWPORT NEWS -- After a shock to the system in the first 20 seconds, Bethel went wild with 38 unanswered points as the Bruins defeated Woodside 45-19 Thursday night at Todd Stadium.
Woodside scored on its first snap as Trey Reed broke off a draw and ran 82 yards down the home sidelines to put the Wolverines up 7-0 just 20 seconds into the game.
But the Bruins replied. The Bruins called a timeout on their first possession and started the scoring binge. Bethel marched 51 yards on seven plays, with quarterback Trey Jackson pushing his way in from the 1-yard line to tie the game at the 7:08 mark.
Bethel broke the game open with a 25-point second quarter. Brian Moore started it on the first play of the quarter for Bethel, breaking a 42-yard run to put the Bruins ahead 13-7 with 11:38 left in the half.
The Bethel defense stepped into action as Nicholas Clark returned an interception 66 yards to the Woodside 20. Three plays later, Jackson scored on his second 1-yard run of the half to take a 19-7 lead.
A quick two-score splurge in the final 2:39 enabled Bethel to take a 32-7 lead into the locker room. Jihad Hudson scored on a 9-yard run, and Jackson connected with Jesse Williams on a 37-yard scoring pass where he outjumped a Woodside defender with 8.6 seconds left.
Hudson started the second-half scoring for the Bruins on a 24-yard run, capping a six-play, 61-yard drive to take a 38-7 lead with 8:56 left.
Woodside got back into the scoring column on the ensuing drive as Tyris Walker pushed his way in from the 1 on a fourth-and-goal situation. That cut the margin to 38-13 with 1:59 left in the third quarter.
In the fourth, Woodside struck again on a fourth-and-goal play as Quincy Jones pushed his way in from the 4 to finish a 16-play, 61-yard drive. The 2-point pass failed and Woodside trailed 38-19 with 6:03 left.
After a 48-yard Alex Wilson punt for Bethel pinned the Wolverines on their 3, the defense of the Bruins struck again as Jordan Younger picked off a Devin Gray pass and returned it 21 yards for the final touchdown. Bethel followed with another interception, Clark’s second of the night, to ice the game with 1:24 left.
Moore and Hudson each topped the 100-yard mark for the Bruins, running for 142 and 101, respectively.
Reed nearly hit that for Woodside (5-5, 5-4), running for 99 yards. But the Wolverines’ streak of winning seasons was snapped at four.
BETHEL 45, WOODSIDE 19
Bethel 7 25 6 7-- 45
Woodside 7 0 6 6-- 19
W-Reed 82 run (Butler kick), 11:40
B-Jackson 1 run (Shover kick), 7:08
B-Moore 42 run (kick failed), 11:38
B-Jackson 1 run (pass failed), 6:43
B-Hudson 9 run (pass failed), 2:39
B-Williams 37 pass from Jackson (Shover kick), :08
B-Hudson 24 run (kick failed), 8:56
W-Walker 1 run (pass failed), 1:59
W-Jones 4 run (pass failed), 6:3
B-Younger 21 interception return (Shover kick), 2:09
First Downs 16 12
Rushes-Yds 39-223 41-233
Passing Yds 40 36
Comp-Att-Int 3-7-0 5-13-4
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1
Penalties-Yds 5-29 9-79
Punts-Ag 3-41.3 3-26.3Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun