Van Horn pounds St. Mary's

By Karl Zinke The Examiner
Posted: October 12, 2012 - 11:38 PM

Van Horn football coach Jeff Tolbert didn’t want his team to celebrate much, if at all, Friday.

Despite a 61-22 romp over an undermanned St. Mary’s team at Truman High School, the coach said his team still had a lot of work to do before next week’s regular-season finale and the first district game.

“We’ve got more work to do,” Tolbert said. “We came out flat tonight. I cautioned our team all week about that. I told them that St. Mary’s would always play us tough, and they did. They don’t have a lot of numbers, but they play hard.”

It took awhile, but senior running back Denzel Strong warmed up midway through the first quarter. He finished with 288 yards rushing and six touchdowns on 18 carries, a 16-yard average per carry.

Through the first two possessions, though, the Trojans had held Strong to just 3 yards on four carries. But Robert Bluett’s 26-yard reception from Anthony Winningham loosened up the St. Mary’s defense.

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