Monday, September 21, 2009

BLOG: High School Football Holley at Pembroke

By Alanna Stage
Sunday, September 20, 2009 8:34 AM EDT

Welcome to a beautiful Week 3 of the Section 5 high school football season! I'm reporting live from the back of a pickup truck in Pembroke for Holley versus the Dragons.

1:42 p.m. — The Hawks have wasted no time putting Pembroke in an early hole. Running back Guy Hills scored then converted a two-point conversion with six minutes remaining in the first quarter to give Holley a 8-0 lead.

1:47 p.m. — Pembroke has been limited offensively, but they will have the ball to start the second quarter.

1:54 p.m. — Pembroke moved the ball down to the Holley 40-yard line, thanks in part to a big first down run by Josh Phillips, but a fumble foiled the Dragons efforts. Holley took over and almost immediately, Hills picked up a first down on a 10-yard rumble down the far sideline.

1:57 p.m. — Didn't catch the Friday night scores yet? Here's a link to Friday's football roundup: here

A turnover would come back to haunt the Dragons. After stopping Holley on a third-and-long, Pembroke QB/DB Matt Phelps came up limping and was taken to the sidelines. On the next play, the Hawks converted the fourth down.

2:05 p.m. — Four downs later, Holley's Sean Baylor scored on a nine yard run up the middle. Tyler Winter's two-point conversion run gives the Hawks a 16-0 lead.

2:11 p.m. — Pembroke goes three and out on their next possesion. Holley takes possession on their own 30-yard line, but quickly get a first down behind Baylor, moving the ball to midfield with 2:44 left in the half.

2:15 p.m. — I've added links to the recap of the Albion and Medina games from Friday night. Albion got their first 'W' of the '09 season, while Medina continues to struggle.

2:20 p.m. — Holley converts another fourth down to keep their drive alive then goes no huddle with the seconds ticking away in the quarter. Baylor goes in for his second TD, pushing the pile with his 6-foot, 225-pound frame. The two-point conversion fails. With under a minute remaining, Holley leads 22-0.

2:30 p.m. — Halftime: Holley 22, Pembroke 0.

2:32 p.m. — Some first half totals: Hills 1 TD run, 1 conversion run; Baylor 2 TD runs, 1 conversion run.

2:41 p.m. — Phelps appears to be out for the rest of the game. Senior Ben Marien will take over quarterbacking duties for Pembroke.

2:45 p.m. — Cadizsh Norford fumble the kickoffs, but recovers and takes the ball 15 yards to the Pembroke 45-yard line to start the second half.

2:48 p.m. — Three plays later, Norford finishes what he started. The freshman was off to the races up the far sideline for a 40-yard score. Holley made the PAT, going up 29-0.

2:51 p.m. — The Dragons have one more home games at the Pembroke Town Park field before moving to their new field for homecoming on Friday, Oct. 9. That means a press box for myself and scorekeeper Ed (whose truck we're all sitting on)!

2:53 p.m. — Pembroke turns the ball over for the fourth time with 6:30 left in the third quarter.

2:58 p.m. — After forcing Holley to go three and out, Pembroke takes over. With three minutes remaining in the quarter, Pembroke goes for it on fourth-and-10, Marien attempts to get the yards throught the air, but misses his target. Holley takes over on the Pembroke 40.

3:07 p.m. — Holley starts the final quarter of play on a third-and-10. Tyler Winter makes it a 35-0 game, scoring on the first play of the fourth quarter. Jon Penna sends the PAT through.

3:13 p.m. — From the out of town scoreboard, Alexander leads O-A 21-0.

3:19 p.m. — Three minutes into the fourth, Pembroke takes over deep in their own territory after a failed Holley field goal.

3:23 p.m. — Another Pembroke turnover.

3:25 p.m. — This time, the Dragons do a good job of holding off Holley's running attack. Pembroke bottles up Holley on four straight run attempts, getting the ball back on their own 20-yard line.

3:27 p.m. — The Dragons will run out of time to get any points today. Final score: Holley 36, Pembroke 0.

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