Cabell Midland decimates Riverside, 63-13
ONA -- If Friday night's Cabell Midland vs. Riverside high school football game had been a woman, it would have been Cinderella's ugly stepsisters' homely cousin.
The Midland Knights (1-0) raced to a 28-0 lead after one quarter and rolled to a 63-13 victory over the outmanned Warriors. at Cabell Midland Stadium.
Cabell Midland outgained Riverside (0-1) 543-160 in a contest that wasn't close even for a play.
Alex Childers ran for 136 yards on just six carries, rushed for touchdowns of 15 and 66 yards and caught a TD pass of 62 yards. Jacob Hendricks added a touchdown run and TD reception. Caperton Humphrey, a transfer from Hurricane, scored on runs of 14 and 23 yards in his first game as a Knight. Coy Pettit threw three touchdown passes and Josh Ellis ran for a score.
Humphrey ran for 88 yards on just eight carries and Hendricks gained 76 yards on a mere four attempts.
"Our guys played hard," Cabell Midland coach Luke Salmons said. "The defense did a good job. The special teams played well for the most part and the offense did well."
The game left an impression on Cabell Midland senior trainer Shelby Hill, who covererd as much ground running water bottles during hydration breaks as some of the running backs did during the game.
"It was amazing," Hill said of the victory on an steamy night. "We have a great team, a great staff and great fans."
The Knights scored just four plays into the game when Petttit rolled right and hit Hendricks with a 15-yard touchdown pass.
One play later, Midland's Devin Stapleton intercepted a pass and returned it 30 yards to set up Caperton's 23-yard touchdown run around right end to make it 14-0.
Midland capped a two-play drive on its next possession with Hendricks' 46-yard scoring run. Caperton's 14-yard trek to the end zone with 14 seconds left in the first quarter made it 28-0.
The Knights made scored on their fifth consecutive possession as Childers scored from 15 ards at 11:08 of the second quarter to mkae it 35-0. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior scored again exactly three minutes later to put Midland ahead 43-0.
Riverside responded with a dazzling 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by speedster Darius Booker to pull within 43-6.
At 7:26 of the second quarter, Pettit hit Childers with a short pass the running back turned into a 62-yard score as the Knights scored on their seventh consecutive possession.
Cabell Midland made it eight-for-eight at 2:46 of the second quarter when Pettit found Jaycob Gooderham open in the end zone and hit him from 24 yards.
The only thing that prevented the Knights from scoring on their next drive was the clock expired.
"We did well," Salmons said. "We were replacing a lot of kids, nine on offense and nine on defense. These guys are a product of the program. We've been here four years, now."
RIVERSIDE 0 6 7 0 -- 13
CABELL MIDLAND 28 29 6 0 -- 63
C -- Hendricks 15 pass fro Pettit (Heiner kick)
C -- Humphrey 23 run (Heiner kick)
C -- Hendricks 46 run (Heiner kick)
C -- Humphrey 14 run (Heiner kick)
C -- Childers 15 run (Heiner kick)
C -- Childers 66 run (Pettit run)
R -- Booker 90 kickoff return (kick failed)
C -- Childers 62 pass from Pettit (Heiner kick)
C -- Gooderham 24 pass from Pettit (Heiner kick)
C -- Ellis 3 run (kick failed)
R -- Hudnall 8 run (Bostic kick)
First downs 7 16
Rushes-yards 23-68 39-437
Passes 5-19-1 5-8-1
Passing yards 92 106
Total yards 160 543
Penalties-yards 5-35 6-50
Fumbles-lost 2-0 1-0
Punts 6-37.6 0-0
RUSHING -- RIV: Lowrey 4-(-12), Sigman 3-(-16), Booker 6-69, Hudnall 7-19, Rumberg 2-4, Wong 1-6. CM: Hendricks 4-76, Humphrey 8-88, Childers 6-136, Stapleton 1-3, Gooderham 1-12, Ellis 8-48, Sowards 8-51, Berry 3-23.
PASSING -- RIV: Sigman 5-18-1, 92 yards, Booker 0-1-0. CM: Petitt 5-8-1, 106 yards .
RECEIVING -- RIV: Ramsey 1-7, Wong 3-89, Hudnall 1 -(-4). CM: Hendricks 2-16, Childers 1-62, Stapleton 1-4, Gooderham 1-24.
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