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'Dot' uses legs to lift Monterey over rival Coronado

Posted: September 1, 2012 - 12:09am  |  Updated: September 1, 2012 - 12:13am
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Monterey's Byron Parker escapes a Coronado defender during their game on Friday at PlainsCapital Park. Monterey won, 17-14.
Monterey's Byron Parker escapes a Coronado defender during their game on Friday at PlainsCapital Park. Monterey won, 17-14.
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Jacob Bartholomae said he’s waited four years to start at quarterback against Coronado, and wasn’t going to let an injured throwing hand stop him.

So instead of trying to utilize him in the passing game, where two of his first four pass attempts were intercepted, the senior nicknamed “Dot” dotted the Mustang defense with big run after big run and first down after first down.

He finished with 209 rushing yards and two touchdowns, and the Plainsmen eventually wore down Coronado in a second-half defensive struggle for a 17-14 victory Friday night at Lowrey Field.

“I was just running my heart out,” Bartholomae said. “We left some points on the field, but we just wanted it more. They knew my hand was hurt and we had to take some shots down field on third and long situations, but we were just being cautious. They told me we’re going to throw a lot more this year, they just wanted me to be OK.”

The first clash between the teams as non-district opponents in their 46-year history was an offensive battle in the first half and a defensive battle in the second. The difference was Davis Williamson’s 22-yard field goal with 1:02 left in the third quarter that put the Plainsmen (No. 5 South Plains Top 10) up for good.

“We would have liked to win by more, by a bigger margin, but we got a win out of it ,though it wasn’t pretty for us,” Monterey coach Todd Pearson said. “We did get the win and we’ll be on a high cloud going into next week and get some mistakes corrected. Regardless of Coronado or who it may be we needed to get a win under our belt. The way we played I was pleased to come out with a win.”

Both offenses dominated the first half even though there were just 28 combined points, and it came almost exclusively on the ground.

Coronado quarterback Greg Hewett was 0 for 3 passing in the first half, while Bartholomae completed more passes to the Mustangs (two) than he did to his own receivers (one). In the process, Bartholomae banged the heel of his right hand on the ground, and it was noticeably swollen after the game, but not enough to keep him out of action.

Both teams’ running games took center stage. Two big runs of 57 and 54 yards by Bartholomae, the former for a touchdown, gave him 143 rushing yards for the half and 233 for the Plainsmen at intermission. Monterey finished with 405 rushing yards.

Senior tailback Byron Parker, the leading rusher in District 2-5A a year ago, finished with 112 rushing yards on 19 carries, while junior Travon Benton added 73 yards on 13 carries for the game.

Coronado, meanwhile, was just as proficient, and more balanced. Rod Moore led the Mustangs with 97 first-half rushing yards and a pair of short touchdown runs, and Coronado as a team amassed 179 yards in the first two periods.

The Mustangs as a team finished with 190 rushing yards, led by the 102-yard, two-touchdown effort from senior Rod Moore. But just 13 of those yards — and one first down — came after halftime, and they played most of the game without standout linebacker Zach Herron, who injured a knee in the first half and was on crutches and a knee immobilizer after the game.

Coronado coach Kent Jackson said he won’t know the extent of Herron’s injury until early next week.

“A lot of it was us not executing well,” Jackson said of the second half. “But that’s what (Monterey does), they make adjustments and do things that take things away from you. And we had opportunities there at the very first of the third quarter when we got some stops, we just weren’t able to capitalize. In a game like this with that much emotion and that much on the line, it comes down to being consistent and being able to do that throughout.”

The Mustangs turned one of Bartholomae’s interceptions into points when Moore scored the first of his two touchdowns from 5 yards out late in the first quarter to give the Mustangs a 7-0 lead.

Monterey’s next drive also ended on an interception in the end zone, but the Mustangs could not capitalize, and it opened the door for the Plainsmen to tie the game on Bartholomae’s 57-yard option keeper with 4:31 left in the first half.

The teams then traded scores 32 seconds apart, with Moore picking up a fumble by Hewett at the Monterey 2 and taking it in, then the Plainsmen turning around three plays later and scoring on a 7-yard keeper by Bartholomae that tied the game at 14 at halftime.

 

MONTEREY 17, CORONADO 14

Monterey 0 14 3 0 — 0

Coronado 7 7 0 0 — 0

First Quarter

COR — Rod Moore 5 run (Joey Alexander kick); 5:02

Second Quarter

MON — Jacob Bartholomae 57 run (Davis Williamson kick); 4:31

COR — Moore 4 run (Alexander kick); 1:06

MON — Bartholomae 7 run (Williamson kick); :24.8

Third Quarter

MON — Williamson 22 FG; 1:02

TEAM STATISTICS

MON COR

First downs 21 10

Rushes-yards 50-405 32-190

Passing yards 4 19

Comp.-att.-int. 1-6-2 37-0

Punts-avg. 2-44.5 5-44.2

Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-0

Penalties-yards 7-55 6-40

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Monterey, Jacob Bartholomae 17-209, Byron Parker 19-112, Travon Benton 13-73, Miguel Cardenas 1-2; Coronado, Rod Moore 9-102, Greg Hewett 10-36, Isaiah Tates 8-25, Courtney Wynn 4-24, Nick Bartley 1-3

PASSING: Monterey, Bartholomae 1-6-2—4; Coronado, Hewett 3-7-0—19.

RECEIVING: Monterey, Blake Walden 1-4; Coronado, Brandon Sherlin 1-11, Kameron Wilborn 1-9, Moore 1-2.

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