Big plays power Central Catholic past Reynolds
- David Ball
- Gresham Outlook - Sports
The Rams score on five plays of 20 yards or more in the first half alone
Reynolds boasts a quick-strike offense, but it was no match for Central Catholics well-oiled machine Friday night, as the No. 2-ranked Rams opened the Mount Hood Conference season with a 55-14 win.
Central had the game put away by halftime.
The Rams found the end zone on their first play from scrimmage, but the ball was brought back to midfield due to a holding penalty. Central scored its touchdown on the next play a 49-yard run by Cameron Scarlett.
Ryan Nall added a 74-yard scoring run, and Dallin Leavitt went in from 32 yards out to give the Rams a 28-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The score remained frozen for much of the second quarter before the Rams hit on some big plays before heading for the locker room.
Leavitt tallied his third TD of the half on a 53-yard punt return.
The Rams got the ball back on an Aaron Washington interception near midfield with less than a minute to play. Rather than sit on the ball, the Rams hit the accelerator and put seven more points on the scoreboard.
Facing 3rd-and-10, QB Aidan Wilder took the snap and quickly spotted Beau Duronslet uncovered in the left corner of the field. The pass hit Duronslet in the numbers and he back-stepped over the goal line to make it 42-7 at the half.
Reynolds showed some signs of life early in the game when Demontrial Spinks caught a 5-yard TD pass from Josh Schleining to bring the Raiders within 13-7 midway through the first quarter.
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