No. 7 Woodlawn romps, 48-6

September 05, 1992|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Staff Writer

WESTMINSTER -- The seventh-ranked Woodlawn Warriors made life miserable for Westminster last night, dominating the Owls in every phase of the game on the way to a 48-6 victory in the opening game for both teams.

There was little hope for Westminster all night long, as the Warriors had too much size, speed, quickness and talent for the home team.

When Woodlawn drove 63 yards in six plays for a touchdown 2:46 into the game, it was obvious the Owls would be in for a long night.

Warriors running backs Troy Sheppard and Omar Johnson cut through huge holes in the Westminster line for big gains the opening drive, establishing the pattern for the rest of the evening.

Johnson and Sheppard combined for 211 yards rushing and three touchdowns in the first half, leading Woodlawn to a 28-0 lead.

When Johnson and Sheppard weren't burning the Owls for large chunks of yardage, Woodlawn quarterback Rodney Pettit was keeping the ball for key yardage and throw ing a 20-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Johnson.

Pettit also ran for two two-point conversions in the first half.

The Woodlawn defense was also impressive the entire game, as it constantly harassed Westminster quarterback Brad Gibson.

The Owls had one first down in the first half, compared to 12 for Woodlawn.

Defensive linemen Chris Flenoy, Victor Hansboro and Kamar Brooks led the Warriors rush on Gibson.

Also, Warriors defensive back Marcus Jones intercepted a Gibson pass in the fourth quarter and returned it 93 yards for a touchdown.

After building a 34-0 lead at the end of the third quarter, Woodlawn coach George Goudy began substituting in the final quarter.

"We didn't run Omar Johnson and Sheppard that much in the second half, but they had tremendous first-half performances," said Goudy. "They're our whole backfield. They've been playing together for three years and we're expecting a lot out of them this year."

Goudy said his main concern is a lack of depth.

"We just hope nobody gets hurt over the long haul," said Goudy.

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