Trojans Score 32 Third-Quarter Points To Crush Owls 42-21

Soddy-Daisy Snaps Six-Game Losing Streak In Series

Friday, September 22, 2017 - by Larry Fleming
Ty Boeck ran wild against Ooltewah on Friday night. Boeck, who was responsible for four touchdowns -- two rushing, one passing and one receiving -- gained 103 yards on 13 carries and accounted for three of the team's four TDs in a 32-point third quarter that led to a 42-21 victory.
Ty Boeck ran wild against Ooltewah on Friday night. Boeck, who was responsible for four touchdowns -- two rushing, one passing and one receiving -- gained 103 yards on 13 carries and accounted for three of the team's four TDs in a 32-point third quarter that led to a 42-21 victory.
- photo by M.A. Locke

Soddy-Daisy, held to a field goal in the first half, destroyed Ooltewah with a 32-point third quarter Friday night at Robert Talaska Stadium and went on to hand the Owls a crushing 42-21 non-region loss.

The shocking turnaround enabled the Trojans (4-2) to snap a six-game losing streak to Ooltewah and enjoy homecoming festivities on the same night. Soddy-Daisy had won just one game (a 19-0 win in 2010 in the last 14 between the two teams.

“We got a butt-chewing at halftime,” Trojans quarterback Gavin Chambers said. “That got us fired up and ready to go. We knew we’d get the ball coming out, we needed to score right away and that’s exactly what we did.”

The Trojans took possession at their own 36 after the second-half kickoff.

On first down, senior Ty Boeck gained 2 yards. On the next snap, Chambers hit Boeck on the right side and he turned it into a 62-yard touchdown before a lot of fans had time to get back to their seats after rushing to the concession stand.

The drive took 52 seconds and it was an omen to what was ahead.

“We came out with the attitude that we were going to beat their butts,” said Boeck, who rushed for 103 yards on 13 carries, caught the long TD pass and threw a touchdown pass. “We cleaned up our mistakes and executed our plays.”

On Ooltewah’s first possession, quarterback Kyrell Sanford fumbled and the Trojans’ Nathan Rusbridge recovered at the Owls’ 9. After three plays gained 2 yards, place-kicker Cooper Hamilton booted a 40-yard field goal to pull Soddy-Daisy to within 14-13. He also kicked a 30-yarder to open the Trojans’ scoring.

The Owls’ next series ended the same way. Tylan Cargle fumbled after gaining 8 yards and a piled of Trojans fell on the ball at their own 5.

No sweat.

Fourteen plays later Brandon Davis capped an impressive 95-yard drive – 11 of the plays were on the ground – with a 6-yard touchdown run. That gave the Trojans their first lead at 21-14 following a two-point pass to Hunter Burke from Chambers.

Soddy-Daisy’s Ben Jenkins picked up another Ooltewah fumble and returned 2. On first down, Boeck scored the Trojans’ second TD in less than 2 minutes.

The Trojans’ defense forced a punt and drove 47 yards – all on the ground – with Boeck getting the TD from the 4 to finish off the wild quarter.

“We got killed on special teams, we made too many turnovers and had too many penalties,” Ooltewah coach Mac Bryan said. “And we just blew the third quarter. I say every week we can’t make these type mistakes and win, but we did them all tonight.”

The ground-hugging Trojans ran 66 plays with 45 being rushes. They controlled the line of scrimmage, the clock and the time of possession.

Ooltewah had four possessions in the third quarter and ran nine offensive plays.

“Wow,” Barnes said.

In short, the Trojans ran wild on a proud Ooltewah defense.

“They ran the ball better on us than anybody else has done,” Bryan said. “It was like we never had the football. Being out there so long took a toll on our defense, but you’ve got to get them off the field.”

How did that happen?

“I don’t know,” Bryan said.

Barnes said running has been the team’s focus all season and with good reasons. The Trojans have three superlative running backs and Chambers is a first-year starter.

And the offensive line is pretty darn good as well.

“Our backs did a good job finding the holes,” Barnes said. “Sometimes the holes weren’t that big, but they got skinny and made some guys miss. We’re a run first, pass second team this year.”

Chambers could tell the Owls’ defensive unit was losing its tenaciousness on the field in the second half.

“They kept turning the ball over and we just kept pounding the ball and pounding the ball,” he said. “Their defense was on the field the whole third quarter. That was just crazy.”

Boeck wrecked the Owls in the explosive third period, scoring TDs on runs of 2 and 4 yards, in addition to the 62-yard touchdown bomb. He capped the Trojans’ scoring with a 4-yard Tim Tebow-like jump pass to Jake Seeger in the fourth quarter to cap a run of 39 straight points.

The final point total is the fourth-best Soddy-Daisy has put up against the Owls dating to 1983.

Ooltewah (3-3) built a 14-3 halftime lead on Sincere Quinn’s 1-yard TD run in the first quarter and Tylan Cargle’s 62-yard scoring burst with 73 seconds left in the half.

Cargle had 101 yards rushing at halftime, but added only 24 in the second half. He carried a total of 18 times.

Cargle’s TD was the last points Ooltewah could muster until reserve running back Brandon Callaway found the end zone on a 2-yard run with less than a minute remaining in the game.

SCORING

Ooltewah                   7 7 0 7 – 21

Soddy-Daisy              3 0 32 7 – 42

First Quarter

OL – Sincere Quinn 1 run (Braeden Haynes kick), 8:12

SD – FG Cooper Hamilton 30, 4:10

Second Quarter

OL – Tylan Cargle 49 run (Haynes kick), 1:13

Third Quarter

SD – Ty Boeck 62 pass from Gavin Chambers (Hamilton kick), 11:08

SD – FG Hamilton 25, 9:29

SD – Brandon Davis 6 run (Hunter Burke pass from Chambers), 4:33

SD – Boeck 2 run (Hamilton kick), 3:20

SD – Boeck 4 run (Hamilton kick), 0:25

Fourth Quarter

SD – Jake Seeger 4 pass from Boeck (Hamilton kick), 8:25

OL – Brando Callaway 2 run (Haynes kick), 58.4

(Contact Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com and on Twitter @larryfleming44)



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