High-scoring Orange rolls past Oxford Webb
Orange got off the bus here in Granville County for a Big Eight Conference game and didn’t stop putting up points until it had beaten Webb 56-7 Friday night.
That’s more like it, Orange coach Pat Moser said.
Orange last week against Chapel Hill finally separated from the Tigers with a 55-yard catch-and-run touchdown on the last play of the game.
The Panthers’ offense sputtered against an inspired Chapel Hill team but got back in a groove against Webb, Moser said.
“It was good that our offense showed back up,” Moser said.
That’s just in time, too, because up next for Orange is a very good Cardinal Gibbons team.
“I’m sure that they’ll be focused this week in practice,” Moser said about his Panthers.
Orange led Webb 42-0 at halftime. Orange free safety J.D. Brooks scored one of those touchdowns on a 92-yard punt return.
In the third quarter, Brooks returned an interception 85 yards for a touchdown.
Webb running back Tevin Evans punched in a 2-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
The Warriors are really young, Webb coach Tony Midgette said. The good thing about that, though, is only two players are expected to leave the program due to graduation this spring, he said. The future is tomorrow for Webb, and it looks bright, Midgette said.
“We’re kind of playing behind the eight ball this year,” Midgette said. “We’ve done some good stuff, but we just haven’t found a way to get over that hump yet.”
ORANGE 56, WEBB 7
Orange |28 |14 |14 |0 — 56
Webb |0 |0 |0 |7 — 7
O — Patrick Pettiford 55 run (Brad Barbee kick), 11:33
O — Michael Bolden 4 run (Barbee kick), 6:43
O — Ky Muller 13 pass from Garrett Cloer (Barbee kick), 2:09
O — J.D. Brooks 92 punt return
O — Tay Jones 54 pass from Cloer (Barbee kick), 9:29
O — Muller 16 pass from Cloer (Barbee kick), 47.8
O — Jones 58 run (Barbee kick) 6:45
O — Brooks 85 int. return (Barbee kick), 33.2
W — Tevin Evans 2 runs (William Gillespie kick)
RUSHING — Orange, Patrick Pettiford 11-150, Michael Bolden 1-4, Tay Jones 2-77, Garrett Cloer 2--4;Webb, Tobiah Lewis 21-73, Michael Phillips 3- -31, Tevin Evans11-40, Rakym Winstead 9-57.
PASSING — Orange, Cloer 4-9-0 91; Webb, Michael Phillips 3-9-1 56.
RECEIVING —Orange, Ky Muller 2-29, Tay Jones 1-54, Jeffrey Campbell 1-8; Webb, Deshay Holifield 1-40, Nykwanza Henderson 2-16.
Records — Orange 8-0, 5-0 Big Eight, Webb 2-7, 0-5 Big Eight.