Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Sports

September 9, 2013

Danville overpowers Crawfordsville, 32-6

DANVILLE – Danville and Crawfordsville entered their opening Sagamore Conference game with both seeking a much-needed victory.

It was Danville that used big running plays to make up for four first-half interceptions, as the Warriors built a 20-point halftime lead and rolled to a 32-6 victory Friday night.

Both teams had major mistakes in the first half, but Danville (1-2 overall, 1-0 in Sagamore) overcame its errors much better, thanks largely to the elusive rushing of quarterback/running back Ben Jones. Meanwhile, the Warriors’ defensive front took control of the line of scrimmage and held the Crawfordsville offense to just 81 total yards.

Danville coach Russell Sumner considered the win a starting point for his squad.

“Defensively, we definitely played better tonight,” Sumner said. “Offensively, we got Ben Jones back tonight, and he made a difference and we made a few plays. But, we still need to make a few more adjustments to get better.”

The first half had a flurry of turnovers, four for each team. Both teams also had a touchdown wiped away on consecutive plays in the first quarter.

The swing from losing a TD affected Crawfordsville more. A holding penalty erased an 87-yard scoring pass from Travis Harris to P. J. Schafer, and took away the only opportunity the Athenians had to lead the contest.

“That (penalty) killed us,” Crawfordsville coach Mike Hammons said. “We just had mental mistakes and never capitalized on turnovers we created.”

One play after Schafer’s catch was nullified, Danville seemingly scored on a pick-six interception by Austen Scammerhorn, but gave the ball back on a pass interference call.

Fortunately for the Warriors, they had Jones’ legs to carry them offensively. Opening at quarterback, Jones turned the tide with a breakaway 43-yard run, setting up Trevor Schubert for a 6-yard touchdown run.

Jones added scoring runs of 36 and 12 yards on the way to 153 yards before halftime. He moved to running back after the break and tacked on two more scores (10 and 2 yards), and finished with 202 yards for the night.

Text Only
Sports
  • HCF 4-16 spt dv sb pic-2 Warriors split with Cougars DANVILLE -- After falling to North Putnam in extra innings in its doubleheader opener on Saturday, the Danville softball team finished in grand fashion to take the second game, 20-5. "I wasn't very pleased with the first game," said Danville coach Je

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • preview.jpg Sims focused on more than the ring

    Unlike many in his trade, Anthony Sims Jr. prepared for life after boxing long before landing his first punch as a professional.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brent Glasgow.JPG One game, but Pacers look primed for playoffs

    For the past six weeks, no one has known what to make of the Indiana Pacers, but Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, all was right with the world.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 4-12 spt greyhounds pic-1 Pittsboro youth joins, inspires Greyhounds The arrival of spring is always a good time for baseball teams and fans of the sport, but something special is happening at the University of Indianapolis this season. There, a new member of the Greyhounds’ baseball program is changing lives. Pittsbo

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 4-9 spt top 60 pic-2 Oriole, Bulldog show skills at Top 60 INDIANAPOLIS -- Avon's Conner Funkhouser and Brownsburg's Trevor Lucas wrapped up their senior seasons on Sunday as participants in the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 workout held at Marian University. The 44-year annual event has traditionally

    April 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • HCF 4-9 spt avon sb pic-2 Cascade softball opens season with home win CLAYTON -- Coaches are paid to be tough critics, and Cascade softball coach Don Helmick went over his team's 8-1 season-opening win over Beech Grove on Tuesday with an ultra-fine-toothed comb. "I didn't think we played very well," Helmick said. "We s

    April 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • First-Ever Contest to Honor Fan as Grand Marshal of Night Before the 500 Race

    Visit Hendricks County, as part of its sponsorship of the Night Before the 500, will for the first time ever give one lucky race fan the opportunity to be grand marshal of the May 24 event on the oval at Lucas Oil Raceway.

    April 8, 2014

  • VP Racing Fuels continues sponsorship of ET Bracket Series At LOR

    BROWNSBURG – VP Racing Fuels will continue their long standing sponsorship of the VP Racing Fuels ET Bracket Series at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2014.  An assortment of VP Racing Fuels will be available to racers for purchase at the track throughout the race season.

    April 7, 2014

  • Danville dominates Greencastle, 68-31

    DANVILLE — After dispatching Greencastle Friday night, the Danville boys’ basketball team upped its record to 8-1 on the year.

    January 8, 2014

  • Brent Glasgow.JPG Women's pro sports still about looks

    Late last week, LPGA players reacted strongly to Paulina Gretzky’s forthcoming cover spot on Golf Digest, in which the well put-together fiancé of PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson and daughter of The Great One will appear in a bra and tights.

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

New poll question: Will you be attending this year’s Indianapolis 500?

Yes
No
Undecded
     View Results
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read