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September 21, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Cross Roads drops homecoming, 36-14 to Wortham

CROSS ROADS — Witty Busby rushed for two touchdowns and passedfor another, powering Wortham to a 36-14 win over Cross Roads on Friday.

Busby rushed for a game-high 190 yards on 20 carries and added 73 yards on 5-of-9 passing for the Bulldogs, who improved to 2-2 on the season.

Busby opened the scoring with a 27-yard TD pass to Rudy Miller with 4:50 left in the first period. Busby scored from 3 yards only 1:10 later after a Cross Roads turnover. Busby made it 21-0 with 7:35 remaining in the third quarter with a 22-yard scoring jaunt.

Wortham padded its lead to 28-7 early in the fourth quarter as Dalton Donnahoe scored from 12 yards out. Kenneth Freeman capped the Wortham scoring with 6:30 left in the game with a 30-yard touchdown run.

Freeman backed Busby with 101 yards rushing on only eight carries and Donnahoe had 67 yards on six tries as Wortham accumulated 382 yards on the ground.

Cross Roads was limited to 61 yards rushing and Wortham forced four turnovers.

Wortham 36, Cross Roads 14

Wortham    14  0  7  15 — 36

Cross Roads    0  0  8  6 — 14

First Quarter

W —Rudy Miller 27 pass from Witty Busby (Busby ran), 4:50

W – Busby 3 run (pass failed), 3:40

Second Quarter

Third Quarter

W — Busby  22 run (Miller kick), 7:35

CR — Blake McCraken  49 pass from Aaron Arden (Taylor McKenzie run), 5:20

Fourth Quarter

W — Dalton Donnahoe 12 run (Miller kick), 11:23

CR — McKenzie 4 pass from Arden (pass  failed), 9:24

W — Kenneth Freeman 30 run (Busby ran), 6:30

W    CR

First downs    23    18

Rush-yards    51-382    20-61

Passing yards    73    196

C-A-I    5-9-1    13-27-2

Fumbles-lost    2-2    3-2

Punts-avg.    0-0    2-24

Penalties-yards    6-52    6-50


Rushing — W: Tyree Freeman 1-2, Busby  20-190, Kenneth Freeman 8-101, Dalton Donnahoe 6-67, Zach Jones 1-12, Skyler Jordan 2-6, Ethan McCosllin 3-4. CR: Raleigh Seilheimer 14-43, Arden 6-18.

Passing — W: Busby 5-9-1-73. CR: Arden 13-27-2-196.

Receiving — W: Miller 2-32, Jonathan Hughes 2-26, Daniel Trantham 1-15. CR: Trey Hazelip 3-37, Seilheimer 2-14, McKenzie 6-95, McCraken 2-50.


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