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Battle Ground 36 Kent-Meridian 12

Battle Ground 36 Kent-Meridian 12

Sep 7, 2015

Battle Ground started off the 2015 high school football season with a bang!

The Tigers only needed one offensive play to put up their first touchdown of the year. On a double pass from WR Kyle Cahoon to fellow WR Max Randle went for 87 yards and a quick 7-0 Battle Ground lead at host Kent-Meridian.

However, the Royals also only needed one play to score when RB Malik Wooleery scampered 78 yards for the touchdown. However a missed extra point keep the Tigers in the lead for good.

Despite that 78 yard, a revamped Tigers defense allowed negative 9 yards rushing on the Royals next 9 rush attempts in the first half and only allowed one completed pass prior to the break.

Battle Ground’s Curtis Stradley ran in his first of two 1 yard rushing touchdowns on the game in the first quarter putting Battle Ground up 13-6 after one.

The second half was all Tigers. QB Gunner Talkington went deep to WR Reiley Betcher in the third quarter for a 72 yd touchdown strike, then after Stradley’s second touchdown run, Talkington hit WR Cole Grossman from 11 yards out to put BG up 34-6 in the forth quarter.

After Kent-Meridian’s lone sustained scoring drive of the game, the Tigers defense capped off the night with a safety forcing an intentional grounding flag when DL Trevor Geiger gave chase to Benjamin Woods.

Talkington finished the night 22-26 passing for 259 yards and 2 TD’s with 1 interception. The Tigers rushed the ball for an additional 174 yards including 74 yards from Stradley and 75 from Bailey Buckner. The defense held Kent-Meridian to only 13 rushing yards after the initial breakdown led to the Royals long touchdown run early.

In addition to the stout rush defense, the Tigers secondary snagged 3 picks on the afternoon. Max Randle, Tommy Renfore and Austin Adams all picked off Woods at some point in the game.

Battle Ground   13           0              14           9    – 36
Kent-Meridian  6              0              0              6  – 12

First Quarter

BG Max Randle 87 pass from Kyle Cahoon (kick blocked)
KM Malik Woolery 78 run (kick failed)
BG Curtis Stradley 1 run (Reiley Betcher kick)

Third Quarter

BG Betcher 72 pass from Gunner Talkington (Betcher kick)
BG Stradley 1 run (Betcher kick)

Forth Quarter

BG Cole Grossman 11 pass from Talkington (Betcher kick)
KM Manny Daigbe 19 pass from Benjamin Woods (kick failed)
BG Safety, Trevor Geiger sack KM QB in end zone

Stats

Rushing: BG Stradley 14-74, Bailey Buckner 12-75, Reed Thompson 6-37, Kyle Cahoon 1-11, Talkington 6- (-24). KM Woolery 11-99, Gabriel Gallman 2- (-2), Curtis Hoyle 5-11, Jeremiah Williams 1-(-3), Woods 5-(-14).

Passing: BG Talkington 22-26-259-2-1, Cahoon 1-1-87-1-0. KM Woods 5-16-104-1-3.

Receiving: BG Max Randle 3-102, Chase Gunter 6-32, Logan Hertner 2-26, Buckner 1-11, Cahoon 4-25, Thompson 1-12, Betcher 3-113, Sprecher 1-3, Grossman 2-22. KM Daigbe 3-71, Emillo Padilla 1-14, Woolery 1-19.

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