Meadowview falls 63-22 to Cornerstone

Published 1:57 am Saturday, October 6, 2012

By Mickel Ponthieux

The Shelby County Reporter


COLUMBIANA — The Cornerstone Christian Chargers totaled 398 yards of offense on the ground with seven touchdowns to run past the visiting Meadowview Christian Trojans for a 63-22 win on Friday.

Adrian Young and B.J. Smith each rushed for over 100 yards in the first half to lead the Chargers (6-2, 3-1) to a 49-6 halftime lead.

The Chargers came out of the gate and drove 64 yards in just four plays capped by a Smith 40-yard bruising run to give Cornerstone a 7-0 lead following a Sterling Riether extra point.

Smith struck again midway through the first quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run to extend the Charger lead to 14-0.

Riether kicked a squib kick on the ensuing kickoff and the Trojans (2-5, 1-2) were unable to handle the ball and Nate Sawyer jumped on the ball for the Chargers. On their first play from scrimmage, Riether connected with Trevor Howell on a 17-yard touchdown pass for a 21-0 lead.

The Chargers took advantage of Meadowview’s second straight three-and-out on offense to set their offense at the Trojans’ 29-yard line. Five plays later, Michael Bevard converted on fourth down with a 5-yard touchdown run to extend the Charger lead to 28-0 to end the first quarter of play.

On the Trojans’ first drive of the second quarter, Dylan Lawrence led Meadowview down the field picking up three first downs capped by a Lawrence 10-yard run to cut the deficit to 35-6.

That score lasted just 23 seconds as Cornerstone answered with a 66-yard touchdown run by Young to capture a 42-6 lead. The Chargers extended the lead to 49-6 at the break when Riether rushed into the end zone from 1-yard out.

Meadowview cut into the deficit once more to begin the second half by capitalizing on a fortunate play for the Trojans. On 3rd-and-16, Seth Taylor attempted a pass to Lawrence, but it was tipped and nearly picked off by Cornerstone’s Tim Warren. The ball fell into the arms of Lawrence and he broke away from the Charger defense for a 71-yard touchdown to draw within five scores, 49-14.

After two Cornerstone touchdowns, Meadowview burned nine minutes of clock on their final drive of the game capped by a Joel Taylor 11-yard touchdown run for a 63-22 final score.

Lawrence led the Meadowview offense with 57 yards on the ground with a touchown. Joel Taylor added 54 rushing yards and a score.

Seth Taylor had 79 yards passing on four attempts with a touchdown.