Nederland at Goose Creek Memorial
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Baytown’s Stallworth Stadium
Records: Nederland (0-1); GCM(1-0)
Last year: Nederland 45-20
Radio: KLVI (560-AM)
Nederland capsule : Though the final result did not reflect it, Nederland’s offense had one of its finest games in a few seasons. Larry Neumann’s Bulldogs gained 404 yards of total offense against Crosby. In the past two years, Nederland has only topped 400 yards of offense three times. … New starting quarterback Preston White had a fine debut, completing 52 percent of his passes for 185 yards with three TDs. White also added 26 yards rushing on six carries, giving him over 200 yards of total offense in the game. … Running back Kendrick Hopkins is just the third runner for Nederland since 2003 to top 20 rushing TDs in his career. The leader in that category is Micah Mosley, who had 53 TDs in three seasons. … Colton Kimler is now one receiving TD away from becoming the sixth player since 2003 with double-digit receiving scores. Asa Cardenas leads the way there with 22 TDs.
Goose Creek Memorial capsule: The Patriots have lost four straight games to Nederland and are playing the Bulldogs for the sixth time in three years. GCM played Nederland three times in 2011, scrimmaging them during fall camp and losing twice to the Bulldogs in the regular season and playoffs. … GCM beat Lumberton 23-20 last week, thanks to a second-half surge. With Lumberton up 13-9 at halftime, GCM scored two unanswered TDs to take the final lead. … New starting QB Conner Sollock threw for 92 yards and a TD while Coby Schumaker caught three passes for 64 yards and a TD. …Defensive tackle Darrius Montgomery (6-1, 270 lbs) currently has scholarship offers from three schools, including Houston, North Texas and Texas State.
Neumann said: “They got a win against Lumberton the other night. They have a couple running backs, including one big, strong guy. They’ve got six starters back on defense. They’re a spread team, then they go into an I-form. They go to strengths on the field for different reasons. We don’t know why they move in and out, because they don’t have many tendencies. What we see on video is a blue-collar offense that will come off, hit you in the mouth.”
QB – Preston White (7)
RB – Kendrick Hopkins (24)
FB – Marcus Barton (3)
WR – Colton Kimler (8)
WR – Sage Seay (10)
TE – Brandon Dial (27)
OL – Justin Carr (77)
OL – Jacob Brinkley (66)
OL – Cole Brown (62)
OL – Logan Albritton (58)
OL – Chris Henry (53)
DE – Connor Hughes (99)
DT – De Shawn Washington (6)
DT – Caleb Malveaux (5)
DE – Nathan Tran (71)
LB – Christian Contreras (14)
LB – Leon Mayfield (1)
CB – Austin Krautz (22)
S – Colton Kimler (8)
S – Sage Seay (10)
S – Osmar Mendoza (80)
CB – Trey Richardson (18)
QB – Conner Sollock (15)
RB – Stephen Adams (21)
FB – Don Rittenhouse (45)
WR – Seandre Alexander (8)
WR – Coby Schumaker (23)
TE – Kelton Price (28)
OL – Isreal Adams (65)
OL – Trey Jackson (56)
OL – Jeremy Bailey (67)
OL – Garrett Soileau (55)
OL – Connor Clegg (74)
DE – Conner Clegg (74)
DT – Darrius Montgomery (44)
DT – Trey Jackson (56)
LB – Malik Michel (20)
LB – Kevin Miranda (36)
LB – Deontevin Grisby (32)
LB – Don Rittenhouse (45)
CB – Ethan Gibson (7)
S – Jermel Adams (22)
S – Seandre Alexander (8)
CB – Demetrius Dolphus (2)
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Casey Cromwell’s three-run blast in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Lady Cardinals a 6-4 win over Southeastern Louisiana at Ford Park in the first home game of 2014 for Lamar and the Southland Conference opener for both squads.
Lamar, which won its first game last year over UTSA on a walk-off home run by Ashley McDowell, cruised to an 8-1 win over Southeastern Louisiana in Saturday’s nightcap.
“This is why I love playing at home,” Lamar coach Holly Bruder said. “The fans really get us pumped up, and we respond.”
Cromwell hit two home runs in the opener for Lamar (5-9 overall, 2-0 Southland). Beverly Corry also homered for Lamar. Shannon Millman (3-5) was the winning pitcher for the Lady Cardinals in both games, working 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief in the first game before firing a three-hit gem in the nightcap.
“We got tremendous pitching for both Shannon and Tina (Schulz) today,” Bruder said. “We also got some great defense, and that really helped us.”
Candyce Carter and Jenna Holland homered for Lamar in the second game. Carter had three RBIs in the game, while Holland and Julianne Viator added two RBIs apiece.
Carter closed out the game in spectacular fashion, making a diving grab in center field to turn what looked to be a sure double off the bat of Brittney Tschoepe into the final out of the game.
The two teams wrap up their three-game series with a single contest at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ford Park. All senior citizens 55 and older receive free admission.
“It’s always tough to sweep a team,” Bruder said. “We know Sunday’s game will be tough.”
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