Gaydosz leads Midland to 6-0
ONA -- Cabell Midland and Woodrow Wilson stole a page from the Conference USA football playbook Friday night.
Pile up yards and points. Defense optional.
The Knights, top-ranked in Class AAA in West Virginia, first got a single-game school-record effort of 328 yards on 16 carries from senior David Gaydosz, who ended six of the sprints in the end zone.
Lowell Farley added 177 yards and two scores on 12 carries and Kasey Thomas 109 and a TD on six to power the Knights (6-0) past the Flying Eagles, 70-34, on homecoming at Cabell Midland. The 70 points are what else? -- a single-game record.
"He's so good. Call him the "Duke of Juke,' " Knights linebacker Nick Boone said of Gaydosz, a transfer from Winfield.
Woodrow Wilson (4-2) racked up yards and points as well. For a half. Ramon Edwards amassed 271 yards on just six carries, the highlights being 85- and 80-yard scoring dashes. The No. 7 Flying Eagles scored just before the half on a 14-yard run by quarterback Andrew Johnson on fourth down to cut the deficit to 28-26.
Cabell Midland settled the issue in a wild third quarter. The Knights (6-0) scored 35 points, but ran just six plays on offense to get four touchdowns. The fifth came when Matt West return an interception 45 yards for a TD. That indicated the Cabell Midland defense put finally put the clamps down.
"It feels great to get the record, but it feels better to get the win," Gaydosz said. "The coaches had a great game play. The key is to keep moving the legs. All the credit goes to the offensive line."
The output by Gaydosz brings his season total to 867 yards rushing and 12 TDs overall as he had six scores in the first five games.
"He's a great player," Knights coach Luke Salmons said. "In the end, it was mix it up, alternate carries. They all run hard."
Cabell Midland returns to action next Friday at home against Winfield. It should be an emotional game for Gaydosz since he'll be competing against his former teammates.
Cabell Midland entered the game off an emotional 14-13 road win over rival Huntington High last Friday. Salmons said it took the Knights a while to get going Friday night.
"You worry about a letdown," he said. "We didn't have a good week (practice). It was homecoming. It was not our best effort in all phases."
Woodrow Wilson has had two difficult trips to the Tri-State. Earlier, Spring Valley blitzed the Flying Eagles, 41-12, at Spring Valley.
Salmons said criticism leveled and adjustments made at intermission helped slow the Flying Eagles the final two periods.
"Defense has been our rock," Salmons said. "We made adjustments and got on them at halftime. We were more in control in the second half."
WOODROW WILSON 20 6 8 0 -- 34
CABELL MIDLAND 14 14 35 7 -- 70
WW -- Nabors 12 fumble return (pass failed), 8:35.
CM -- Gaydosz 31 run (Molina kick), 6:00.
WW -- Edwards 85 run (run failed), 3:53.
CM -- Gaydosz 77 run (Molina kick), 2:48.
WW -- Hancock 71 run (Nabors pass from Johnson), 1:03.
CM -- Gaydosz 34 run (Molina kick), 10:26.
CM -- Gaydosz 19 run (Molina kick), 7:26.
WW -- Johnson 14 run (pass failed), 28.2.
CM -- Gaydosz 77 run (Molina kick), 10:14.
CM -- Farley 80 run (Molina kick), 7:49.
CM -- Thomas 77 run (Molina kick), 5:12.
WW -- Edwards 80 run (Williams pass from Osborne), 4:58.
CM -- Farley 35 run (Molina kick), 4:17.
CM -- West 45 interception return (Molina kick), 2:48.
CM -- Gaydosz 25 run (Molina kick), 8:41.
First downs 15 19
Total Net Yards 527 746
Rushes-yards 43-446 40-627
Passing 81 119
Comp-Att-Int 4-18-4 7-9-1
Fumbles-Lost 5-2 2-2
Penalties-Yards 10-78 11-102
RUSHING--Woodrow Wilson, Johnson 14-72, Ayers 6-15, Meadows 1-minus 5, Edwards 6-271, Williams 4-15, Hancock 5-75, Fowlkes 2-1, Creed 1-0, Foster 1-0, Thompson 2-minus 2, Hansford 1-4. Cabell Midland, Gaydosz 16-328, Thomas 6-109, Farley 12-177, Martin 3-15, Mitchell 2-4, Vickers 1-minus 6.
PASSING--Woodrow Wilson, Johnson 4-18-4, 81. Cabell Midland, Pettit, 7-9-1, 119.
RECEIVING--Woodrow Wilson, Williams 2-21, Edwards 1-13, Meadows 1-47. Cabell Midland, Riddle 1-12, Thomas 3-49, Moore 3-58.