Hurricane shuts out Woodrow Wilson
By Trace Johnson
The Hurricane Redskins ended a three-game losing streak Friday night by blanking the Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles 41-0 at Redskins Stadium in a game that started two-and-a-half hours later than expected.
A 34-point second quarter blew the game open for Hurricane (5-3) and Woodrow Wilson (1-7) had no answer.
The game was originally scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m., but the Woodrow Wilson buses were caught in traffic after multiple accidents on Interstate 64 and kickoff was pushed back to 9:30 p.m. as a result.
The first quarter saw both teams start slow offensively and the first quarter came to a close still scoreless. But the Redskins got things rolling in the second quarter in a big way.
Early in the second quarter, Nick Williams found the end zone from 7 yards out to give Hurricane a 6-0 lead with 9:18 remaining in the second quarter.
The Redskins’ defense answered with a touchdown of its own when Lucas Cooper returned a Flying Eagles fumble 30 yards for a touchdown to extend Hurricane’s lead to 13-0 with 9:00 remaining in the second quarter.
After forcing a Woodrow punt, Hurricane’s offense took advantage when quarterback Dylan Plumley found the end zone with his feet from 74 yards out to extend the Redskins’ lead to 20-0 with 4:56 remaining in the second quarter.
Hurricane forced another Flying Eagles punt and the offense capitalized once again when Plumley connected with Dakota Williams for a 65-yard touchdown strike to extend the lead to 27-0 with 1:51 remaining in the second quarter.
The Redskins’ special teams unit got in on the action as well when after a blocked punt, Matthew Hartleben recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown to extend Hurricane’s lead to 34-0 with 1:17 remaining in the first half.
That score held and Hurricane took a 34-0 lead into halftime. The Redskins continued to hold Woodrow in check in the second half and added one final touchdown when Plumley connected with Austin Kerns for a 6-yard touchdown pass to extend the lead to 41-0 with 4:04 remaining in the third quarter.
That touchdown was set up after Tyler Womack returned a Flying Eagles missed field goal attempt 94 yards to the Woodrow 6-yard line.
Hurricane closed things out and secured a 41-0 shutout victory over Woodrow Wilson, the Redskins’ second shutout victory of the season.
The Redskins return to action on Oct. 28 at home for a key game against George Washington. Woodrow Wilson returns to action on Oct. 28 at Huntington.