Pope’s Woods runs over Cambridge
by Ericka Birdsong
MDJ Sports Writer
September 29, 2012 02:38 AM | 3225 views | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cambridge at Pope

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MARIETTA — Behind Ronald Woods’ 175 rushing yards and three touchdowns and a solid defense, Pope blew out Cambridge 49-7.

The Greyhounds didn’t start the game with the ball, but once they got it, they wasted little time getting on the board as the first touchdown came with 8:30 in the first quarter off a 1-yard run by Woods.

The Bears responded quickly to the attack as running back J.D. White returned the very next kickoff for 82 yards, giving Cambridge their only touchdown of the night.

White appeared to have a 55-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, but it was called back on a holding penalty. The Bears never threatened again.

Pope running back Itabari Mason also lost a 25-yard touchdown run because of a penalty in in the second quarter, but it didn’t slow him down as he ran for 131 yards on the night, including an

11-yard score.

Coach Matt Kemper said his team’s defense is the identity of their football team and he believes it held true against Cambridge.

“We have to feed off our defense. We play good defense, it gives an advantage to our offense then we have a solid kicking game,” said Kemper.

The Greyhounds’ defense held Cambridge to minus-4 rushing yards on the night.

Junior quarterback, Stephen Skruck threw for 60 yards, had a 30-yard touchdown pass and ran for 16 yards all in the first quarter.

Junior running back Brett Lyle scored two touchdowns for Pope on 30-, and 9-yard catches in the first half.

Davis Burson added the final touchdown, a 5-yard run, with 3:15 left in the third quarter.
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Deborah Childs
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October 07, 2012
You go Ronald. Grandson you are a Teamplayer and you know what it takes to Win!!!!! We are all so very proud of you and your accomplishments!Keep up the Good Work!!! Love, Grandmother Deborah,Buffalo, New York!
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