Big-play offense helps South Carroll football to 42-0 win over Liberty
By By Matt Owings
Baltimore Sun Media Group|
Oct 17, 2014 at 10:38 PM
There was a chance for a five-way tie at the top of the Carroll County football standings depending on the outcomes of Friday's game.
South Carroll made sure that wasn't going to happen.
Playing on the road at backyard-rival Liberty, the Cavaliers broke out with three scores in the second quarter alone, capping the evening with a 42-0 victory to remain alone atop the county standings.
"That was what was on them," South Carroll coach Steve Luette said. "Tonight, I told them they were playing for themselves. This game is for you, if you guys want to be on top, you take it."
Chris Gavin entered as the county's leading rusher for the Cavaliers (5-2, 4-0 county), and before being pulled in the third quarter, he lived up to that title. The senior rushed for 128 yards on 15 carries and two scores.
The home team's best chance came on its opening drive, when Logan Sweeney returned the kickoff down to the South Carroll 20-yard line. From there, the Lions couldn't punch it in, killing the team's momentum, according to coach Larry Luthe.
"We gotta let this one go," Luthe said. "Obviously this was not a very good showing for us. I don't think we did a great job getting them ready to play. They didn't do a great job playing."
South Carroll got three more scores to finish the contest: Gavin's 5-yard run, Louder's short pass to Patrick Kelly and Steven Baca's sprint from midfield.
Now, sitting one game ahead of Manchester Valley, North Carroll, and Westminster in the county standings, Luette said his team is hungry for its remaining competition.