Sports corner: West Grand High School rolls Elbert 50-6 during coach’s 500th game
West Grand High School head football coach
On a beautiful evening, West Grand High School played host to Elbert High School on Friday, Sept. 15. After Elbert’s Bulldogs recorded three first downs, the Mustang defense led by Evan Crandall and Jackson Steinle, shut down their offense that was averaging 50 points a game.
The Mustangs then scored all they would need on their third play with quarterback Blake Terryberry hitting wide receiver Joe Probst with a 68 yard touchdown pass. Terryberry added the two point run and it was 8-0.
The defense allowed only one more first down in the half to give the offense plenty of chances. Penalties stopped the next drive but on the following three possessions the team scored three touchdowns, two by Crandall and one by Terryberry. Crandall would run over, around and through many Bulldog defenders all night to finish with 202 yards on 16 carries. Terryberry added 51 rushing and 7/14 throwing for 174 yards and two touchdowns.
Probst had five receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown plus an interception, while Steinle had a touchdown catch, another touchdown called back due to a penalty, an interception and 12 tackles with two passes batted down.
What was very pleasing to the coaching staff was the continued improvement of the offensive line of Ryan VanOosteen, Lawson Landress, Ethan Glave and Steinle. They are a big reason the offense has had over 500 yards in each of the past two games.
VanOosteen also made his presence felt with his high, booming kick-offs all but one reaching inside the 10 yard line. Defensive back Killian Roche recorded an interception in his first action of the season, and freshman running back Landon Lockhart scored his first varsity touchdown and has carried the ball in all four wins.
This week the Mustangs (No. 5) have a bye date and resume play with league rival Soroco on the night of Thursday, Sept. 28. Senior running back Varian Villabous has been cleared to play and we’re excited to see him back. The team will be working on cleaning up their offensive mistakes and looking for ways to improve in all areas.
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