Pack turns out the lights on Knights

Published 11:39 pm Friday, September 27, 2013

Washington’s Sawyer Ford (56) holds up the ball after recovering a Riverside fumble on the opening kickoff during the Pam Pack’s 47-6 victory on Friday.  (WDN Photo/Brian Haines)

Washington’s Sawyer Ford (56) holds up the ball after recovering a Riverside fumble on the opening kickoff during the Pam Pack’s 47-6 victory on Friday. (WDN Photo/Brian Haines)

The new editions to the Pam Pack offense had mixed results in the first half against Riverside, but a third-quarter outburst on all three sides of the ball made it a moot point as Washington went on to top the Knights 47-6 on Friday.
The Pam Pack (3-2, 2-A Coastal Plains) clung on to a 13-6 lead at halftime, but erupted for 34 points in the third to put the game out of reach and rebound from a 14-7 loss to West Craven its last time out.
A Karim Topping interception got the ball rolling and quickly led to a Markel Spencer 45-yard touchdown run at the 8:42 mark.
That sequence sparked an eruption of points as the Pam Pack racked up 34 in eight minutes to take a 47-6 lead into the fourth.
“In the first half we were a little sluggish and I though Riverside played very well,” Washington coach Sport Sawyer said. “In the second half we had a few plays and just clicked. We had some bursts of speed by some of our backs and that just got us going.”
The Knights (3-3, 1-A Two Rivers) came up with some key defensive stops early in the first quarter, but fell behind 6-0 when Washington QB Brodie West connected with Daniel Maultsby for a 16-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter.
The Pam Pack introduced some shotgun wing-T formations that had mixed success, but only led to six first-half points.
The Knights struck back on the ensuing possession when they pieced together a lengthy 87-yard drive highlighted by a 57-yard bomb from QB Clay Wagner to Daniel Everett. The drive ended when RB Stephen Allen plunged into the end zone from a yard out to tie the game at six.
Whatever momentum the Knights had quickly evaporated on the following kickoff as Jamond Ebron streaked 80 yards down the left sideline to give the Pam Pack a 13-6 lead.
The night didn’t get much better for the Knights from that point on.
On their first possession of the second half Topping jumped in front of a Wagner pass and brought it back 25 yards to set up Spencer’s score and the rout was on.
“They made a pick by the sideline and that really changed the whole momentum of the game,” Riverside coach Asim McGill said. “I think if we score there it’s a different game. That was a big play right there.”
The Washington defense forced three-and-outs on the Knights next three possessions and turned all of them into scores. Washington was able to secure good field position on all three of its third-quarter punt returns thanks to an impressive night by returner Jamond Ebron.
Green followed up Spencer’s score with a four-yard scamper into the end zone, and that was tagged by a 36-yard touchdown run by Rakwaun Sattherwaitte, which was backed up by a 35-yard touchdown run on first down by Spencer and put the Pam Pack up 41-6.
Washington’s explosive 34-point rally ended the same way it begin, with an interception. Only this time it was Myron Brooks who picked off the pass and the track star raced 16-yards to the end zone for a 47-6 advantage with less than 10 seconds remaining in the quarter.

Riverside    0    0    6    0    —    6
Washington    0    13    34    0    —    47
Scoring Summary
W — Daniel Maultsby 16 pass from Brodie West (kick failed), 9:24, 2nd.
R — Stephen Allen 1 run (kick failed), 4:43, 2nd.
W — Jamond Ebron 80 kick return (Christian Crompton kick), 4:30, 2nd.
W — Markel Spencer 45 run (Crompton kick) 8:42, 3rd.
W — Stevie Green 4 run (Crompton kick), 5:00, 3rd.
W — Rakwaun Sattherwaitte 36 run (Crompton kick), 3:01, 3rd.
W — Spencer 35 run (Crompton kick), 1:12, 3rd.
W — Myron Brooks 16 interception (Crompton kick failed), 9.6, 3rd.