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September 28, 2013

Indians start 20-4A at 1-0

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LUMBERTON —

Halfin had runs of 27, 14, 20, and 17 in his two periods of action. 

Combining the passing-running combo of Walker and Halfin, the Indians also proved they can score in other ways.

Talented senior placekicker Dylan East booted a 40-yard field goals late in the first period, and was a perfect 6-for-6 on PATs.

Following East’s FG, a kicked that could have easily been good from 50 yards or more, the Indians struck right back on Lumberton’s best and only consistent drive of the night. 

As the Raiders had driven to inside the PN-G 30, junior linebacker Michael Hughes threw the knockout punch by intercepting Drew Manley’s pass at the Indian 12-yard line and rambling down the sideline untouched 88 yards for a touchdown and a PN-G 17-0 lead with 0:50 left in the opening quarter.

Sophomore quarterback Adam Morse played the entire second half and capped off the Indian’s scoring with a one-yard plunge with 1:10 left in the contest.

Displaying total domination on both sides of the line of scrimmage, the Indians lead in first downs 34-to 9, yards rushing 213-to-59, and total yards 429 to Lumberton 158. Most of the Raiders’ yardage came in the second half against PN-G reserves.

The Indians were in control of this game from the start and never even punted.

Joining in the offensive slugfest on the ground for PN-G were a pair of punishing running backs in sophomore Kody Cropper and senior Dominique Duhon. Cropper ran nine times for 47 yards and Duhon added 44 yards on seven trips.

Both backs racked up all their yardage in the second half.

When the Indians’ first offensive unit was on the field, linemen like Aaron Orozco, Taylor Hanley, Keaston Benoit, Allan Soriano and Hunter Hanratty manhandled the Raider defense.

Coming into the game allowing 396 yards a contest, the Indian defense was outstanding (especially in the first half when starters were in). On the night, Lumberton had just 59 total yards rushing on 22 tries. 

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