Elysian Fields’ Offense Goes Wild in 49-14 Homecoming Win Over Ore City
[By Jeff Henderson, Special to ETSN.fm]
ELYSIAN FIELDS -- The Elysian Fields Yellow Jackets stung the Ore City Rebels for seven touchdowns and forced five turnovers in a 49-14 homecoming win Friday night in a District 9-2A Division II matchup.
The Jackets outgained the Rebels 450-294 in total on 33 plays, half the 66 plays that Ore City ran. The Jackets were exceedingly efficient, with quarterback Trevor Spear putting up 181 yards on 6 of 10 passing and three touchdowns through the air, and 83 yards on five carries and another two touchdowns on the ground.
Colby Simmons and Tanner Davis combined for another 170 yards on the ground and a pair of touchdowns on 15 carries between them.
Ore City quarterback Matthew Casey put up 106 yards passing on a less efficient 8 of 18 passing with one touchdown, along with 32 yards rushing on six carries. A bevy of backs combined for 188 total rushing yards.
But Ore City couldn’t get in the end zone. Five turnovers, including four fumbles and one interception, and several fourth down stops by Elysian Fields forced the Rebels to find themselves watching the Jackets take as little as three plays to score on drives.
By the time Ore City’s Jamarkus Boyd amped up Ore City’s sideline in the fourth quarter with an electrifying kickoff return for a touchdown, it was too late as Elysian Fields was already up 42-14.
The tone was set early in the first quarter with a pair of Jackets touchdowns within two minutes of each other, one a quarterback sneak by Spear after an Ore City fumble on the first play of the their first possession, and the other a 14-yard pass to Nathan Hall set up after a Zane Barge interception.
The Jackets scored twice during the second quarter as well, once on a 67-yard option keeper by Spear followed up less than a minute later on a 33-yard play-action deep post route to a wide open Hall after Ore City fumbled it away, its third turnover of the half.
Ore City finally got on the board with 33 seconds left in the half on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Casey to AJ Casey, but the two-point conversion was no good, leaving the score 28-6 at halftime.