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Commanders score in three phases to finish 9-1
Oct 28, 2012 12:00 am
From staff reports
Friendship Christian achieved its goal of 9-1 and likely bye in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs Friday night as the Commanders rolled past visiting Monterey 43-16 at Pirtle Field.
FCS shot out to a 28-0 first-quarter lead as defense and special teams produced almost as many points as the offense.
Hunter Watts hauled in touchdown passes of 17 and 22 yards from A.J. Long for a 14-0 lead. Dylan Hodges then returned a punt 37 yards to the house before Watts ran an interception 50 yards for the 28-0 margin.
Linebacker Gage Bentley returned a fumble 46 yards to make it 35-0 going into halftime.
Monterey, which has designs on a 1A playoff bid at 5-5, scored in the third quarter on Taylor Raines' 62-yard pass from Jesse Raines and in the fourth on Dillon Stults' 84-yard kick return set up by Steven Hollis' 65-yard scoring run for Friendship.
FCS finished with 184 yards rushing and 86 passing.
Both teams will await their playoff assignments today starting at 10 a.m. on www.TSSAANetwork.com or at www.tssaa.org.