Trojans dominate Lancers, 55-21

Thompson scores six touchdowns
By: Matt Long
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Brett Thompson scored six rushing touchdowns in leading Oak Ridge to a 55-21 win over Cordova on Friday. Oak Ridge, 2-0 in league and 2-4 overall, scored the first five times it had the ball, and only failed to score once in the first half when it turned the ball over just before halftime. "We played really well as a team and seemed to click," offensive tackle Brandon Greenwood said. "The offensive line was blocking and Brett was running." That was the game in a nutshell. Thompson ran roughshod over the Lancers, including scoring a couple times without being touched by a Cordova defender. Other times, however, Thompson either ran through, over or around Cordova's defense. Thompson scored on Oak Ridge's first play from scrimmage on a 75-yard run and added scoring runs of 10, 5, 5 and 2 before the half was over. He also opened the scoring in the second half with a 27-yard run. "They (offensive line) made it easy," Thompson said. "Anyone could have done what I did. The holes were open." Oak Ridge added two more touchdowns in the second half. Connor Benander completed a 4-yard pass to Tommy Raulino and later Josh Kihm scored on a 1-yard run. JV wins 48-21 The junior varsity Trojans pulled away from the Lancers in the second half to win big, 48-21. Oak Ridge led 21-7 at halftime and Cordova got as close as 21-14 in the third quarter. Right after the score, however, Willie Tucker returned the kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown. On the last play of the third quarter, Will Tostenson threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Bobby Braman. Ryan Adams and Carlton Uoo added touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Braman also scored in the first half on a pass reception, as did Adams on a run and Tucker on a blocked kick. "We scored on a long pass to Bobby (Braman) on the first play of the game and that set the tone," Oak Ridge coach Aaron Brackney said. "Defensively, we gave up some things, but made adjustments at halftime. "I was really pleased that we put the second string in the game in the second half and we were still scoring touchdowns and stopping them on defense."