Kade Clayton + Tyler Grace Dominate Bullard Brook Hill, 48-14, in TAPPS Showdown [VIDEO]
BULLARD — Tyler Grace's junior standout Kade Clayton dominated from the beginning of the game to the end as the Cougars trounced the Bullard Brook Hill Guard, 48-14, Friday in the two private schools' first meeting as district opponents.
Clayton recorded a game-high 200 rushing yards, collecting four touchdowns in the process.
With 4:48 left in the first half, it took the Cougars just two plays to get into the end zone. A 27-yard run by Clayton set Grace (8-1, 5-1 in TAPPS Division II District 2) up on the Brook Hill (5-4, 5-3) 23-yard line. Blake White then connected with Statler Lewis for the 23-yard touchdown pass, increasing the Grace lead 21-7 going into halftime.
Clayton opened the game for the Cougars with a 71-yard touchdown run only to be called back on a personal foul penalty against Grace, which ultimately caused the Cougars to punt. However, on the Cougars’ next series, Clayton powered his way through a pack of Brook Hill defensive linemen for a 2-yard touchdown and the 7-0 advantage for Grace.
Brook Hill quarterback Will Weathers quickly responded for the Guard as he broke a tackle to get into the end zone and tie the game, 7-7. Grace answered back with a 26-yard pass from White to Lin Gillham, allowing the Cougars to regain the lead.
With 9:42 left in the third quarter, Clayton struck again on a touchdown run from 15 yards out, propelling the Cougars even further ahead of the Guard.
Brook Hill made it all the way to the Grace 27-yard line before an incomplete pass from Weathers to Travis King forced the Guard to turn the ball over on downs.
On the ensuing drive by Grace, Clayton took the ball 73 yards for the Cougars touchdown.
Brook Hill went three-and-out and was forced to punt back to the raging Cougars' offense. After a 1-yard loss, White hit Johnny Spitzer for a 41-yard touchdown.
Clayton racked up his final touchdown of the game on a 3-yard run with 2:14 left in the game.
White finished the evening connecting on 11 passes for 195 yards and four touchdowns, while Garrett Newman ran the ball six times for 77 yards in the Grace victory.
Weathers completed four passes for 59 yards and rushed for 111 yards and one touchdown, and T.J. Dunks ran for 113 yards and one touchdown in the Brook Hill defeat.