Prep Football

Panthers rout Rockets behind strong running game

Cole Williams
Posted: Sep. 8, 2017 12:01 am Updated: Sep. 9, 2017 1:05 am

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Cole Williams ran for 161 yards and scored a touchdown as the Central football team routed Jacksonville Routt 50-7 Friday in the Western Illinois Valley Conference North Division opener.

The Panthers (2-1) scored two touchdowns in each of the first three quarters with four different players scoring in the first half.

Chase Norfolk caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Erik Jones in the first quarter, and Wilson Stotts followed it with a 21-yard scoring run. In the second quarter, Williams had a 4-yard touchdown run and Noah Strohkirch had a 3-yard run.

Norfolk, Stotts and Strohkirch each scored in the second half as the Panthers ran the ball 57 times for 485 yards. Stotts also had a pair of interceptions as the Panthers forced three turnovers.

Jacksonville Routt finished with just 123 yards of total offense.

Central 50, Jakcsonville Routt 7

ROUTT CEN

6 First Downs 25

17-46 Rushes-yards 57-485

77 Passing yards 59

123 Total yards 544

9-19-2 Comp-Att-Int 3-9-0

1-1 Fummbles-lost 3-2

7-40 Penalties-yards 6-40

Routt 0 7 0 0--7

Central 12 16 14 8--50

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

C--Chase Norfolk 21 pass from Erik Jones (run failed), 7:06

C--Wilson Stotts 21 run (run failed), 2:23

Second Quarter

C--Cole Williams 4 run (Williams run), 10:44

C--Noah Strohkirch 3 run (Williams run), 6:01

R--40 yard pass Braden Schnitker from Plunk (May kick),0:51

Third Quarter

C--Chase Norfolk 3 run (Olen pass from Jones), 6:58

C--Wilson Stotts 28 run (run failed), 1:27

Fourth Quarter

C--Noah Strohkirch 18 run (Stotts run), 11:53

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING--Routt, Jason Birdsell 4-14, Cole Evans 3-11, Jared Plunk 3-11. Central, Cole Williams 14-161, Wilson Stotts 5-72, Noah Strohkirch 11-84, Chase Houston 7-61, Chase Norfolk 8-47.

PASSING--Routt, Jared Plunk 6-13-2-60, Gabe Rossi 3-6-0-17. Central, Erik Jones 3-9-0-59.

RECEIVING--Routt, Braden Schnitker 4-49, Lucas May 3-10. Central, Cole Williams 2-13, Chase Norfolk 2-46.

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