Blake Bogenschutz + Carthage Offense Light Up Lindale in 45-17 Win
LINDALE -- The Carthage offense has two switches: 1. On. 2. Really on.
Blake Bogenschutz threw four touchdowns, including three more to Tee Goree, and the No. 1 Bulldogs scored 21 unanswered points in the second half in a 45-17 win over Lindale on Friday night at Eagle Stadium.
Carthage (2-0) racked up 570 yards of offense to go with the 45 points, although the Bulldogs turned the ball over on downs four times inside the 15-yard line.
"We were sloppy a little bit and struggled in the red zone tonight, but overall we're pleased to get out of here with a win," Carthage coach Scott Surratt said.
Lindale got within 24-17 just over two minutes into the second half on a 7-yard touchdown run by Delenis Garrett, but that's when Carthage moved to another level.
Bogenschutz hit Goree on a seam route for a 52-yard touchdown to break a 7-7 tie with 5:02 left in the first quarter and again on a 4-yard pass to open the second quarter before the two started the onslaught of 21 straight points on a 26-yard connection with 5:36 left in the third quarter.
Two minutes later Bogenschutz hit sophomore tight end Marquis Guinn on a 49-yard touchdown to put Carthage up 38-14. A 15-yard Bryian Bolton touchdown run finished the three-touchdown run in less than 10 minutes.
Bogenschutz and Goree have hooked up 16 times for 316 yards and six touchdowns in Carthage's first two games. Bogenschutz finished 17 of 27 for 352 yards. O'Keeron Rutherford caught five balls for 90 yards.
"(Blake) doesn't miss his reads 99 percent of the time. He's so unbelievably football smart," Surratt said. "And Tee is a great player. Hopefully he's going to make big plays like that every game. He's going to get some coverages rolled to him and we've got some other players who can make plays. When great players get coverage rolled to them or doubled, and it opens players up, that opens up your passing game. And Blake's gonna hit those guys that are open."
Lindale leaned heavily on its running game a week after putting up 37 points against Chapel Hill. The Eagles (0-2) called 46 running plays, 31 of which went to Garrett for 154 yards.
Carthage's defense didn't allow an offensive touchdown in the first half -- Lindale got in the end zone a 94-yard kickoff return by Deandre Williams to tie the game at 7-7, 18 seconds after Bulldogs running back scored on a 4-yard touchdown run.
The Bulldogs used a 27-yard field goal by Jimmy Gonzalez as time expired to take a 24-10 lead into the break.
"We knew they could score and throw the football around after last week against Chapel Hill," said Surratt, whose team plays host to Chapel Hill next Friday. "They had the big plays in the passing game last week, so we made them run the ball. We've just got to tackle better defensively. Chapel Hill has four guys who can run a hole through the wind, so if we don't get them on the ground we're going to be in trouble."
No. 1 Carthage 45, Lindale 17
At Eagle Stadium, Lindale
Carthage 14 10 14 7 -- 45
Lindale 7 3 7 0 -- 17
CAR—Tevin Pipkin 4 run (Jimmy Gonzalez kick), 7:09
LIN—Deandre Williams 94 kickoff return (Jordan Lawless kick), 6:51
CAR—Tee Goree 52 pass from Blake Bogenschutz (Gonzalez kick), 5:02
CAR—Goree 4 pass from Bogenschutz (Gonzalez kick), 11:47
LIN—Tate Coomer 34 FG, 9:10
CAR—Gonzalez 27 FG, 0:00
LIN—Delenis Garrett 7 run (Lawless kick), 9:49
CAR—Goree 26 pass from Bogenschutz (Gonzalez kick), 5:36
CAR—Marquis Guinn 49 pass from Bogenschutz (Gonzalez kick), 3:46
CAR—Bryian Bolton 15 run (Roberto Jimenez kick), 7:43
First Downs 27 20
Total Yards 570 371
Rushes-Yards 32-218 46-222
Passing Yards 352 149
Comp.-Att.-Int. 17-27-0 12-25-0
Punts-Avg. 2-33.5 4-39.0
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1
Penalties-Yards 8-70 8-81
RUSHING—Carthage, Tevin Pipkin 18-119, Bryian Bolton 4-61, Tredarion Jackson 6-30, Blake Bogenschutz 3-8, Team 1-0. Lindale, Delenis Garrett 31-154, Aaron Jackson 5-41, Nash Walters 5-20, Jesse Valdez 3-13, David Slice 2-(minus 6).
PASSING—Carthage, Bogenschutz 17-27-0--352. Lindale, Walters 6-17-0—75, Slice 6-8-0--74.
RECEIVING—Carthage, Tee Goree 8-172, O’Keeron Rutherford 5-90, Marquis Guinn 2-68, Jakeldric Jackson 2-22. Lindale, Tayton Williams 3-59, Tate Coomer 3-25, TJ Griffin 1-38, Cole Gullatt 1-7, Court Brown 1-6, Kolton Pierce 1-4, Nathan Evans 1-2.