Local College Football Finals from Saturday[App report with Washington(HPA) and Cline(Glenn HS) producing]

Posted by Andy Durham on September 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Newport News Apprentice School 9, Greensboro College 7…
Averett 45, Guilford College 9…
Hampton University 35, N.C. A&T 21…
Richmond 27, Elon 21(OT)…
Appalachian 44, N.C. Central 16…
BOONE, N.C. — Top-ranked Appalachian State University jumped out to a 24-0 lead less than three minutes into the second quarter and cruised to a 44-16 win over visiting North Carolina Central on Saturday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

With the victory, Appalachian (No. 1 AFCA, No. 2 The Sports Network) moved to 3-0 for only the second time in 12 seasons and claimed its 28th-straight triumph over an in-state opponent at home. ASU’s last home loss to an in-state foe came on Oct. 6, 1984 when it dropped a 34-7 decision to Western Carolina at then-Conrad Stadium.

The Mountaineers, who struggled early in each of their first two games of the season, burst out of the gates on Saturday, scoring on each of their first four possessions to grab a commanding 24-0 lead. Travaris Cadet capped the early outburst with a career-long 52-yard touchdown run just 2:28 into the second period.

ASU dominated the action en route to the 24-point advantage, racking up 234 yards on its first four drives (10.6 yards per play), 197 of which came on 15 rushes (13.1 yards per carry).

The shutout bid came to an end when N.C. Central’s Arthur Goforth returned the ensuing kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown but Jason Vitaris added his second field goal of the afternoon two series later to give ASU a 27-7 halftime lead.

Quarterback DeAndre Presley and many of the rest of Appalachian’s offensive starters wrapped up their day by marching 66 yards in five plays on the first possession of the second half, culminating the drive with a two-yard touchdown run by Presley that stretched the advantage to 34-7.

Led by backup signal-caller Jamal Jackson, the Mountaineer reserves added two more scores — a 35-yard touchdown pass from Jackson to Tony Washington(High Point Andrews High School) and Vitaris’ third field goal of the day from 29 yards out — to cap the 44-point effort. For the first time in the school’s 81-year football history, Appalachian has scored 40 or more points in each of the first three games of the season.

In all, the Apps totaled 524 yards of offense, including 328 on the ground. Cadet led the onslaught with a career-high 149 yards on just eight carries, good for an astounding 18.6-yard average. In just over one half of action, Presley completed 7-of-12 passes for 95 yards and ran six times for 57 yards (9.5 avg.) and a touchdown. Jackson was also impressive in the most extensive playing time of his career, completing 5-of-9 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown and running five times for 23 yards.

Wideout Matt Cline(Glenn HS) and tight end Ben Jorden led the Mountaineers receiving-wise with three catches apiece for 46 and 44 yards, respectively.

from www.goasu.com

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