Woodland Hills starts quick, routs Plum
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Plum received the opening kickoff of Friday's Quad Central game with Woodland Hills at the Wolvarena.
Zach Kuhn returned the kick 44 yards, but he was hit and fumbled. Jihad Brown recovered the ball for the Wolverines
Two plays into the ensuing Woodland Hills' drive, senior quarterback Harry Randall scored on a 28-yard run.
The Wolverines were off and running, on the way to a 51-0 win.
“We got a couple breaks on a couple (Plum) miscues early and got our skill kids going,” Woodland Hills head coach George Novak said.
“We saw some good things tonight, but we have to get better.”
No. 6 Woodland Hills (2-2, 2-1) forced two Plum turnovers in the first quarter, converting them into 14 points. The Wolverines also sacked Mustangs quarterback Will Fuhrer twice, and held Plum (0-4, 0-4) to minus-28 yards rushing in the first quarter.
In addition to Randall's touchdown run, senior tailback Miles Sanders scored on a 1-yard run, and senior Chris David recovered a fumble in the end zone for a 20-0 lead after one quarter.
Sanders added a 26-yard scoring run in the second quarter, and senior placekicker Donald Cassidy booted a 25-yard field goal for a 30-0 Woodland Hills advantage at the break.
Sanders finished the game with 97 yards on seven carries.
“It's been the same story every week. We hurt ourselves with turnovers and penalties,” Plum head coach Matt Morgan said. “We can't do those things against a good team like Woodland Hills and expect to be able to compete. We have to go back to the drawing board, eliminate those mistakes, come out next week with a positive attitude and be ready to compete.”
The 35-point mercy rule kicked in early in the third quarter when Jo-El Shaw scored on a 7-yard run to make the score 36-0.
The Wolverines finished with 318 total yards, including 248 on the ground. Plum was limited to 83 yards of total offense.
Nate Turchick led Plum with 28 yards rushing on seven carries.
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