Wk 15 RNK 2022 Kettle Run @ EC Glass 4A State Semifinals

Wk 15 RNK 2022 Kettle Run @ EC Glass 4A State Semifinals 451 333 SWVA High School Sports

Division 4 State Semifinals

Kettle Run outpaces EC Glass in hardfought 30-14 win in Lynchburg

City Stadium, Lynchburg, VA- EC Glass started the game deep in their own territory and never seemed to get out of their own end early on. Kettle Run’s first drives began at the Glass 43 and 44 yardlines. Amazingly the Hilltopper defense dug in and turned them away early. DB 7 Michael Osei picked off Cougar QB 1 Abram Chumley near the goal line on a tipped past by DB 3 Vari Gilbert. Osei recovered a Kettle Run fumble on their next drive, to keep it 0-0 after the first quarter. Chumley changed the scoreboard in the second quarter with a 29-yard TD pass to WR 3 Sam Rodgers to make it 7-0 at 9:57. Rodgers was the big play guy for Chumley, who finished the night 13/16,189 yards, 2TDs and an INT. The Kettle Run defense kept the Hilltoppers off balance stuffing the run and pressuring Glass QB 16 George White throughout the evening. To get something going, Glass went for it on 4th down at the Cougar’s 34 yard line but White’s pass fell incomplete. On Kettle run’s next play, Chumley hit Rodgers again, this time for 66 yards for six points. Coming into the game the focus was on Cougar WR 9 Jordan Tapscott, but it was Rodgers that hurt Glass finishing with 4 catches for 108 yards and 2TDs. Kettle Run took that 14-0 lead into the break. The Cougars added to their lead early in the second half on a 1-yard run by Sophomore RB 22 Colton Quaker. He finished with 113 yards on 26 carries and 2TDs. White hit Sophomore WR 14 Sam Treacy for two second half scores of 70 and 39 yards, but Glass couldn’t slow down the Cougars. Kettle Run head coach Charles Porterfield held EC Glass in high esteem. “That’s a great Glass team. I knew the caliber of team we were coming in to play. Props to EC Glass, great squad, great playoff game.” Hilltopper Coach Jeff Woody hated to end the season. “We weren’t able to run the ball or protect the QB the way we have the last 6 or 7 weeks. Credit to them. They outplayed us, outcoached us. I’m proud of these (Glass) players though. Players don’t lose football games, Coaches do. Our kids left in all out there on the field.” Cap’n Crunch

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