Clarksville, TN – Isaiah Johnson and Tristin Luke combined for 293 yards rushing and five touchdowns, October 10th, as Rossview High School’s football team had no problems with West Creek High School in a 49-0 District 10-AAA victory.
Johnson, who finished with 193 yards rushing on 28 carries for Rossview (5-3, 4-1 District 10-AAA), scored all three of his touchdowns in the first half, while Luke – who totaled 100 yards on the ground – scored a late touchdown in the second quarter and the only touchdown scored in the second half by either team, coming in the third quarter.
The Hawks defense would also have a hand in the victory, holding West Creek (2-6, 0-5 District 10-AAA) to 59 yards of total offense in the game, while recording four takeaways (three fumbles and one interception) in picking up their first shutout of the season.
It would be the defense that would set up the first Rossview touchdown, with Jordan Gold picking off a Jordan Justice pass on the second play of the game giving the Hawks the ball at the West Creek 44-yard line.
Luke would open the drive with a 15-yard burst, down to the 29, with Johnson getting the next four carries – the last good for a three-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead, with 9:50 left in the opening quarter.
After forcing the Coyotes to punt on their next drive, the Hawks again had good field position to start their drive at their own 40.
Rossview would rip through the West Creek defense, needing only five plays to navigate the 60 yards for what turned out to be a second three-yard Johnson touchdown – with Johnson having carries of 20- and 33 yards during the drive.
West Creek would pick up a first down on its next drive, but saw the drive stall and have to punt the ball to Rossview – but giving them their worst stating position of the game to start a drive at the Hawks 27.
Even that wouldn’t slow down Rossview’s offense, with Johnson ripping off a 47-yard run on the first play of the drive – after an off side call again the Coyotes – putting them just outside the red zone at the West Creek 21-yard line.
A holding call would push the Hawks back to the 32-yard line, but three plays later, Dominic Stancescu would be on the end of a 25-yard pass touchdown pass from Keyshawn McClendon to give Rossview a 21-0 lead after one quarter of play.
After holding West Creek to a three-and-out, Rossview would make it four touchdowns on four possessions, this time needing seven plays to go 48 yards – with Bobby Lenor going in from one yard out, with 8:26 left in the first half, and a 28-0 lead.
Five plays later, Luke would score from 20 yards out, with 3:41 left before intermission for a 35-0 Rossview lead.
The third turnover of the first half by West Creek – a fumble by Justice — would set up the final Rossview score before intermission, with Johnson going in from 20 yards out to give the Hawks a 42-0 lead at the half.
The only score of the second half – played under a running clock mercy rule – was set up by the Hawks special teams, with West Creek fumbling a punt return and Stancescu coming up with the ball at the Coyotes 24.
Five plays later, Luke would go in from nine yards out for the final score of the game and a 49-0 victory for Rossview.
Both teams will be off next week — with a bye — but return to District 10-AAA action on October 24th; with West Creek making the short trip over to Northwest High School, while Rossview travels to Springfield High School for a battle that should determine who finishes in second-place in the district and earn the automatic bid into the state playoff field.
Both games are scheduled to begin at 7:00pm.
Rossview 49, West Creek 0
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R—Isaiah Johnson 3-yard run (Riley Benson, kick), 9:50
R—Johnson 3-yard run (Benson, kick), 5:48
R—Dominic Stancescu 25-yard pass from Keyshawn McClendon (Benson, kick), 43.0
R—Bobby Lenor 1-yard run (Benson, kick), 8:26
R—Tristin Luke 20-yard run (Benson, kick), 3:41
R—Johnson 20-yard run (Benson, kick), 26.6
R—Luke 9-yard run (Benson, kick), 6:18