Triton shuts out C.B. Aycock
By Ryan Hanchett
Published in Sports on September 17, 2011 11:05 PM
PIKEVILLE -- The fact that Triton's running back duo ran wild was not a huge surprise.
How they did it certainly was.
Dedrick Stacker and Kendrick Harris combined for 280 yards and four touchdowns as the Hawks rolled past Charles B. Aycock 49-0 in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opener for both schools on Friday night at Hardy Talton Stadium.
Those numbers are even more amazing considering the pair combined for just nine carries.
"They are a senior-laden team and they are clearly a very good team," C.B. Aycock head coach Randy Pinkowski said. "(Triton) has the size to run in the middle of the field and the speed to just run past you on the outside. We just couldn't match up."
After the Golden Falcons went three-and-out on their first possession, Stacker opened the scoring with a 65-yard scamper on the Hawks' third play from scrimmage. The extra point by Lucas Baglioni made the score 7-0. Stacker took the ball to the end zone on the Hawks' second possession from 35 yards out and Baglioni made the score 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Things went from bad to worse in the second period when Keith Milton returned a Golden Falcon fumble 85 yards for a touchdown. After another three-and-out by Aycock, Harris raced 84 yards for a touchdown.
"We had a young guy on the outside and he lost contain," Pinkowski said. "Sometimes you can do that and get away with it, but tonight Triton's guys were simply too fast to play catch up in the open field."
The Hawks capped their 35-point first half with a four-yard scoring run by Todd Penny with three minutes to play in the second quarter.
After the Golden Falcons' attempt to surprise the Hawks with an onsides kick to open the second half failed, Stacker took the ball and raced around the right side for a 52-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter. A second fumble return for touchdown in the fourth quarter completed the Hawks' 49-point night.
The visitors finished with 410 yards of total offense -- all on the ground.
"All we can do is get up tomorrow, put our feet on the floor and get ready for another day," Pinkowski said. "There are going to be good days and bad days in football, so all you can do is learn from it and get better for the next game."
Austin Snowden led the Golden Falcon offense with 82 yards on the ground on 21 carries. He also completed five passes for 33 yards. Neil Clark grabbed two catches for 22 yards.
C.B. Aycock (1-4 overall, 0-1 ECC) travels to North Lenoir on Friday, while Triton (4-1, 1-0) plays host to unbeaten Southern Wayne.