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10/15/2012 11:24:00 AM Email this articlePrint this article 
Olney 49, Red Hill 20
Salukis play well, but can't stop Tigers
BRIDGEPORT - Red Hill High School's football team came up with big plays on both sides of the ball Friday night, but it wasn't enough to stop Little Illini Conference Egyptian Division champion Olney.

The Tigers (7-1) scored three touchdowns in each of the first three quarters and waltzed away to a 49-20 win on Red Hill's senior night.

"Olney's a potent team, and I was proud of the kids the way they hung in there," Red Hill coach Billy Gray said. "We did a lot more things right than we have all year. It's the most points we've scored in a game. The guys were giving it all up for the seniors, and I appreciate that."

After the Tigers sprinted to a 21-0 lead on touchdown runs by Colton Carmody and Justin Bailey and a TD pass from Bailey to Zac Eagleson, the Salukis worked their way back.

Red Hill pulled to within 21-6 on Derek Clevy's five-yard run.

Olney's Dirk Washburn accounted for the next two touchdowns, the first on a one-yard run and the second on a 71-yard pass from Bailey.

Red Hill came to life again, as freshman quarterback Dalton Murray connected for junior back Max Andersen on a screen pass that went 74 yards for a score. It was the first career TD pass for Murray.

The Salukis then used a big defensive play to pull even closer.

Noah Puntney blocked an Olney punt and Tristan Holtz recovered in the end zone for a Red Hill touchdown. Clevy ran for the two-point conversion, cutting the lead to 35-20 with 1:58 to play in the third period.

"We had them sweating a little," Gray said.

Olney quickly put the game away, thanks to a pair of touchdowns by Ian Miller. Miller scored on a one-yard run in the final minute of the third period, then caught a six-yard TD pass from Bailey with 7:32 to play in the game.

While Olney seeks its eighth straight win this week against visiting Cumberland, the Salukis will conclude their season with a trip to rival Lawrenceville.

Tigers 49, Salukis 20

Score by quarters

Olney 14 14 14 7 - 49

Red Hill 0 6 14 0 - 20

Team statistics

O RH

First downs 20 10

by rushing 10 5

by passing 9 3

by penalty 1 2

Rushes-yards 32-137 41-109

Passing (C-A-I) 11-27-1 4-13-1

Passing yards 231 103

Total yards 368 212

Penalties-yards 12-125 4-50

Punts-average 3-27.0 5-28.0

Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0

Possession 26:28 21:32

Scoring summary

O - Colton Carmody, 7 run (Chance Madden kick), 11:13, 1st qtr. O 7, RH 0.

O - Justin Bailey, 2 run (Madden kick), 5:52, 1st qtr. O 14, RH 0.

O - Zac Eagleson, 34 pass from Bailey (Madden kick), 11:07, 2nd qtr. O 21, RH 0.

RH - Derek Clevy, 5 run (Pass failed), 7:46, 2nd qtr. O 21, RH 6.

O - Dirk Washburn, 1 run (Madden kick), :43, 2nd qtr. O 28, RH 6.

O - Washburn, 71 pass from Bailey (Madden kick), 11:43, 3rd qtr. O 35, RH 6.

RH - Max Andersen, 74 pass from Dalton Murray (Pass failed), 7:55, 3rd qtr. O 35, RH 12.

RH - Tristan Holtz, recovered blocked punt in end zone (Clevy run), 1:58, 3rd qtr. O 35, RH 20.

O - Ian Miller, 1 run (Madden kick), :49, 3rd qtr. O 42, RH 20.

O - RH - Miller, 6 pass from Bailey (Madden kick), 7:32, 4th qtr. O 49, RH 20.

Individual statistics

Rushing - Olney: Washburn 9-75 (TD), Jordan Hahn 9-45, Bailey 5-15 (TD), Miller 3-8 (TD), Carmody 1-7 (TD), Ryan Eagleson 1-5, LaMonte Henson 1-minus 5, Nolan Shan 3-minus 7. Red Hill: Clevy 10-58 (TD), Tyler Scaggs 10-23, Andersen 10-22, Cole Westall 4-16, Holtz 1-0, Ty Fuentes 1-minus 1, Jacob Wirth 1-minus 4, Murray 1-minus 5.

Passing - Olney: Bailey 11-25-0, 231 yards (3 TDs), Shan 0-2-1, 0 yards. Red Hill: Murray 4-13-1, 103 yards.

Receiving - Olney: Washburn 2-78 (TD), R. Eagleson 1-48, Nick Dobbs 2-38, Z. Eagleson 1-34 (TD), Shan 3-18, Dalton Keller 1-12, Miller 1-6 (TD). Red Hill: Andersen 1-74 (TD), Clevy 2-17, Noah Puntney 1-12.

Punting - Olney: Dobbs 3-81, 27.0. Red Hill: Wirth 5-140, 28.0.

Kickoff returns - Olney Gus Lanthrop 1-12. Red Hill : Clevy 5-77, Fuentes 1-10.

Interceptions - Olney: Hahn 1-34. Red Hill: Holtz 1-0.





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