Hurricane Blanks Brooke
By Trace Johnson
The Hurricane Redskins followed up a huge win over Cabell Midland on Sept. 9 by blasting the Brooke Bruins 47-0 on Sept. 16 on homecoming.
The Redskins (4-0) jumped out to a big lead in the first half and Brooke (0-4) was unable to find an answer.
The Bruins’ opening drive of the game ended with a punt, but it also saw starting quarterback Gage Yost go down with an injury and he did not return to the game
Hurricane wasted no time finding the end zone following that defensive stop and Payton Lunsford punched it in from 1 yard out to give the Redskins an early 6-0 lead with 8:04 remaining in the first quarter.
Hurricane’s defense came up big on its next possession when J.T. Cooper intercepted a pass to give the Redskins’ offense the ball at the Brooke 49-yard line.
The Redskins took advantage of the turnover when quarterback Dylan Plumley found the end zone with his feet from 32 yards out to extend Hurricane’s lead to 13-0 with 3:34 remaining in the first quarter.
Early in the second quarter, Plumley connected with Ben McAllister for a 38-yard touchdown strike to extend Hurricane’s lead to 20-0 with 10:51 remaining in the second quarter.
Hurricane’s James McDougale got in on the action as well with a 2-yard touchdown run with 8:41 remaining in the second quarter to extend the lead to 27-0.
Plumley wasn’t done throwing touchdowns in the first half and he connected with Dakota Williams for a 14-yard touchdown to extend the Redskins’ lead to 34-0 with 4:07 remaining in the first half.
Following a Lunsford 20-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter, Hurricane took a 41-0 lead into halftime.
Hurricane’s Tyler Womack capped off the scoring for the Redskins after he returned a fumble 60 yards to extend the Redskins’ lead to 47-0 with 7:47 remaining in the third quarter.
That score held and Hurricane clinched a 47-0 win over Brooke to send the homecoming crowd home happy. The Redskins begin a huge three-game road stretch on Sept. 30 at Spring Valley following a bye week.
Hurricane then goes on the road at Capital on Oct. 7 and at Huntington on Oct. 14. Brooke returns to action Sept. 23 at Wheeling Park.