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September 1, 2013GASTONIA - Coach Matt Beam's Bulldogs continued their strong running game with seniors QB Chris Montgomery and RB Tylan Ruff in the backfield Friday night as they cruised to a 51-12 road victory at Hunter Huss Friday night. Burns had a team total of 242 rushing yards on their way to 51 points.
Football is a game that is usually dictated by momentum, that was no different Friday night at Hunter Huss. After Hunter Huss was forced to punt on the opening drive of the game, the Bulldogs drove the field and Cody Dorsey put Burns up early 3-0 with a 26 yard field goal, his first of the season.
After forcing a 3-and-out the Bulldogs extended that lead to 9-0 when star running back Tylan Ruff found the goal line from just four yards out.
Montgomery drove the Bulldogs back down into the redzone again, however an interception in the endzone brought an end to that drive, and the Huskies would eventually cash in the turnover for six points. The drive was extended by a muffed punt that gave the Huskies new life and a new set of downs inside Burns territory. Two plays later the Huskies got on the board with a 33 yard touchdown bullet from QB Andrew Jordan to Ryan Ward. Ward would finish the game with three catches for 40 yard and one score. The leading receiver for the Huskies was Aaron Rohlman who had six caches for 112 yards.
After their lead was cut to 9-6, the Bulldogs went on a tear, scoring four times in less than 3:30. Montgomery found the endzone from four yards out with 5:06 to play in the second quarter. On the Huskies' first offensive play after that, Bulldog LB Diamonte Hall picked off a Jordan pass and returned it 36 yards for a score that put the Bulldogs up 23-6. Hunter Huss went 3-and-out on their ensuing possession, however a bad snap on the punt set the Burns offense up inside the 25; and Ruff again made them pay with another touchdown scamper, this one for 23 yards. After forcing the Huskies into another 3-and-out, Ruff took a hand off from Montgomery 66 yards for the final score of the first half as it was 37-6 Bulldogs at the break.
Burns QB Chris Montgomery went down awkwardly on a hit at the end of the first half, and did not return after halftime, instead sophomore Willie Greene stepped in and didn't miss a step. On the Bulldogs first drive of the second half, RB/WR/DB Jaylin Hill found the endzone from nine yards out giving Burns a comfortable 44-6 lead.
Hunter Huss never quit playing though, as QB Andrew Jordan went 66 yards on a 2nd and 38 play for a score. Jordan finished the night with 67 yards rushing and 189 yard through the air.
Late in the third quarter, Bulldog backup QB Willie Greene found Reggie Schenck from 28 yards away for the nights final score. Schenck finished the night with 4 catches for 76 yards and a score. A running clock was enforced for the final period of play.
Montgomery's injury is not severe and he appeared to be held out the entire second half strictly as precaution. Montgomery finished the game with 65 yards passing and 33 yards rushing. Teammate Tylan Ruff finished the night with 15 carries for 176 yards rushing.
In Montgomery's absence, Greene completed 4-5 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown.
Next week Burns (2-0) will travel to Morganton to face the Freedom Patriots, in what has become a big rivalry over the last five years. Hunter Huss (0-2) will travel to Bessemer City for a week three contest.
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