Draft Runs Past BHS
Terrell Gains 178 Yards In Prolific Attack
He’s small (listed generously at 5-foot-8, 163 pounds) and definitely not the fastest. But as the saying goes, slow and steady wins the race, and Terrell ran for 178 yards on 17 carries Friday night in a 27-11 Stuarts Draft victory over Broadway.
“He’s moved into the fullback slot, and he brings us so much there because in our offense, we want to be able to attack certain points on the line of scrimmage,” Stuart Draft coach Rod Bowers said of Terrell, who gashed the middle of the Broadway defense over and over. “He’s an unselfish kid, and he moved to a position that probably was not his favorite.”
Terrell was the front man of a Cougars three-headed rushing attack that gained 321 yards. Tailback Quarran Harden finished with 83 yards and two short touchdown runs in the first half. Trey Bell chipped in with 12 carries for 59 yards.
“They limited their mistakes, they made big plays, established drives and tackled well, and that’s what good football teams do,” Broadway coach Brad Lutz said. “I’m going to tip my hat to them, they played a great game.”
The game’s first big play came just minutes before halftime, when Stuarts Draft receiver Nic Johnson returned a kickoff 86 yards down to the 4-yard line. Harden scored two plays later to give the Cougars a 14-3 halftime lead.
Stuarts Draft (3-0) forced two punts to open the second half, and after a holding penalty to start its second possession, Terrell took a Colby Burch handoff 76 yards for a touchdown to make it 21-3.
It was the first of Terrell’s two second-half touchdowns.
“I just saw a whole bunch of guys moving, and it becomes slower as you’re running,” Terrell said. “I just bounced it out a little bit and made a move, and I guess it wrote itself.”
Broadway allowed a respectable 322 yards rushing in its first two games, but the holes opened up against Stuarts Draft.
“You could’ve ran a Mack truck through there,” Terrell said with a smile of his offensive line’s holes.
The 1-2 Gobblers’ running game was virtually shut down, one week after tailbacks Austen Delawder and Ryan Smith combined for 279 yards against William Monroe.
Broadway went into the wildcat formation midway through the second quarter – lining receiver Tyler Yost up at quarterback, a position he lost to freshman Kirk Rygol in preseason practice – and had some success running the ball. A 16-play, 85-yard drive set up an Abel Uribe-Campos 28-yard field goal.
“We were trying to get something going,” Yost said. “We ran our regular plays and they were working against Monroe, but then against Stuarts Draft they were shutting us down. We had to do a couple different things, we had to change it up.”
Broadway went into passing mode in the second half. After attempting just 28 passes and throwing one touchdown through the first two games, Rygol loosened up his arm Friday, finishing 10-of-25 for 131 yards and a late touchdown to Tyler Williams.
The Gobblers’ passing game never clicked while the game was still close.
“We came in wanting to be really balanced tonight, and we just didn’t make enough plays,” Lutz said. “It was small details, and details win football games. We’re so close, but that’s just something we need to work on.”
Broadway 0 3 0 8 – 11
Stuarts Draft 7 7 7 6 – 27
SD- Harden 1 run (Adams kick), 1:24
B- Campos 28 field goal, 5:41
SD- Harden 2 run (Adams kick), 4:50
SD- Terrell 76 run (Adams kick), 4:53
SD- Terrell 21 run (kick failed), 10:43
B- Williams 20 pass from Rygol (Delawder 2-pt), 0:51
First Downs 12 11
Rushes-Yards 36-74 49-323
Passing Yards 131 9
Total Yards 205 332
Comp-Att-Int 10-25-0 1-1-0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0
Punts-Avg. 6-37 4-30
Penalties-Yards 5-30 5-40
RUSHING-Broadway: Delawder 14-29, Yost 6-20, Smith 5-19, Rygol 9-0. Stuarts Draft: Terrell 17-178, Harden 16-83, Bell 12-59, Frazier 2-5, Patton 1-1.
PASSING- Broadway: Rygol 10-25-0-131. Stuarts Draft: Burch 1-1-0-9.
RECEIVING- Broadway: Williams 3-54, Yost, 5-49, Roush 1-15, Delawder 1-13. Stuarts Draft: Bell 1-9.