Those wondering if the Greencastle Tiger Cubs had used up all their points following last week's 84-0 road win at Brown County, were disappointed by the end of Friday's contest at Cloverdale, as the Tiger Cubs cruised to a 68-7 victory.
"Always pleased when the boys perform," Greencastle head coach David Stephens told The Putnam County Post following the game.
With the win, Greencastle improved to 5-2 overall, 4-0 in the WIC Green Division, while Cloverdale dropped to 2-5 overall, 1-3 in the WIC Green Division.
If there was a negative, it was the fact Greencastle botched two point after attempts in the first half.
Other than that, Greencastle took advantage of big play capabilities and outstanding field position early and often in the first half.
The Tiger Cubs wasted little time striking first, as Lamar Moore took a handoff and raced 27 yards for the end zone. The point after attempt stretched the lead to 7-0 with 9:27 remaining in the first quarter.
Greencastle's lead would swell minutes later, as quarterback Cole Stephens hit Moore for an 84-yard pitch and catch, pushing the Tiger Cubs to a 14-0 advantage.
Cloverdale would contribute to Greencastle's next scoring opportunity, as a bad snap on a punt situation would result in a safety, extending the lead to 16-0.
Greencastle was just heating up, as Stephens hit Moore for a 41-yard touchdown strike on its ensuing possession, however, the point-after-conversion failed, leaving the Tiger Cubs holding onto a 22-0 lead with four minutes left in the first quarter.
Following another Cloverdale punt, Moore would again find paydirt, as he took a direct snap in the wildcat formation to open the scoring in the second quarter, putting the Tiger Cubs ahead 29-0.
"Lamar played well. He only played one side of the ball, trying to keep them fresh and only a half," Stephens said.
Defense would set up Greencastle's next touchdown, as Anthony Adams picked off Tre Henderson, and a play later, he would find the end zone, stretching the lead to 35-0.
Greencastle would tack on two more scores before the half, as Stephens connected with Brendle Brennan for a 33-yard touchdown and an 18-yard touchdown, sending the Tiger Cubs into the locker room with a 49-0 halftime edge.
The halftime break did little to slow the Tiger Cubs, who took advantage of Cloverdale's inability to corral the second half kickoff, and Moore scooped up the loose football. Two plays later, he scored from 15 yards out to push the lead to 55-0 with a running clock underway.
Greencastle would tack on another in the third quarter, as Trevin Long was on the receiving end of a 73 yard pass from Dillon Hughes, extending the Tiger Cubs to a 61-0 lead after three quarters.
With under three minutes remaining in the game, Cloverdale would avoid the shutout, as Henderson threw the ball up for grabs and Tayt Jackson was able to secure the football for a 14-yard touchdown, trimming the lead to 61-7.
Greencastle would score one final time, as Cayden Blodgett would take the ensuing kickoff back 75 yards for a score.
With the win, Greencastle turns its attention towards next week's showdown with Owen Valley, where Stephens spent the last two years as the offensive coordinator before coming to Greencastle.
"Honestly, I just have to keep my emotions in check. Our players are just coming on to try and ball out," Stephens said.
Cloverdale, on the other hand, will look to bounce back when it hosts West Vigo, who lost 48-0 against North Putnam.
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