Person can't capitalize in loss to George Washington
Roxboro Person High School forced five turnovers, but only cashed in on one of those opportunities in a 30-12 loss to border-rival Danville (Va.) George Washington Friday night.
The Eagles appeared on the verge of making quick work of Person, racing out a 14-0 lead eight minutes into the game.
The Rockets took advantage of George Washington’s third fumble of the opening half and scored two plays later when quarterback Trevon Tapp connected with Marquis Torain on a 47-yard scoring strike late in the first.
The Eagles answered with an 11-play march that ended with a 4-yard scoring run up the middle by Omar Grimes. George Washington led by at least two scores for the remainder of the game.
Tapp connected on 10-of-21 passes for the Rockets and two touchdowns, both the Torain.
The Rockets will face another highly-touted non-conference foe next Friday when they travel to Greensboro Dudley.
GW 30, Person 12
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
PERSON|6|0|0|6 -- 12
GW — Hunter Byrnes 12 run (Caleb McGeough kick) 8:30
GW — Timothy Glass 23 pass from Byrnes (McGeough kick) 4:12
P — Marquis Torain 47 pass from Trevon Tapp (kick blocked) 0:34
GW — Omar Grimes 4 run (McGeough kick) 6:47
GW — Grimes 10 run (McGeough kick) 6:09
P — Torain 23 pass from Tapp (run failed) 9:44
GW — Safety 3:57
GW — Omar Grimes 15-123 2TDs, Akeem Smith 10-81, Hunter Byrnes 14-40, Dwight Harris 3-23, Kowante Cobbs 1-8, Myles Bennett 4-4
PERSON — Marquis Torain 12-35, Taymon Smith 6-35, Francisco Jimenez 1-(-1), Jacob Oakley 1-(-5), Trevon Tapp 17-(-5)
GW — Hunter Byrnes 6-9-1 98 TD
PERSON — Trevon Tapp 10-21-1 188 2TDs
GW — Timothy Glass 2-37 TD, Kowante Cobbs 1-31, Malik Clements 2-23, Myles Bennett 1-7
PERSON — Marquis Torain 3-88 2TDs, LeRon Cash 4-76, Corey Young 3-24
Person (0-2), George Washington (1-0)