Orange stays unbeaten with easy win
It was all Orange all night in a 56-0 homecoming win over winless Northern Vance on Friday.
Orange kicker Brad Barbee, who kicked eight extra points, sure got a good workout.
“I would go to the sideline and almost immediately be back on the field to kick again,” Barbee said. “Very thankful for my offense, how much work they’ve been putting in. Really good team this year.”
Really good as in undefeated both overall and in their two Big Eight games. Orange (6-0, 2-0) has been imposing its will on teams and doing so without a whole bunch of bravado. The Panthers keep it classy.
“We try to get them to play under control. Football is a violent game played by young men that are under control,” Orange coach Pat Moser said. “Sometimes our kids can get their dander up, I guess you could say.”
Orange scored in all three phases of the game, including an exchange in the second quarter when Brandon Vanhook literally snatched the ball out of the hands of a Northern Vance ball carrier and kept running with it 26 yards into the end zone.
Northern Vance (0-6, 0-2) couldn't get much of anything going offensively and punted a lot, most of those balls landing awkwardly and bouncing around the field.
Orange free safety J.D. Brooks finally got his hands on one of those Vikings punts and followed a wall of blockers to the end zone.
There never was any question about this one. Orange had a 35-0 shutout going at halftime. The Panthers went to their locker room to rest a little bit, and their fans continued celebrating 50 years of Orange football, jamming to the “Cha-Cha Slide” coming through the loudspeakers.
ORANGE 56, NORTHERN VANCE 0
Northern Vance |0 |0 |0 |0 -- 0
Orange |14 |21 |21 |0 -- 0
O--Patrick Pettiford 25 pass from Garrett Cloer(Brad Barbee kick),6:42 O-Ky Muller 6 pass from Cloer(Barbee kick),10.6
O--Pettiford 14 run(Barbee kick),9:53
O---Brandon Vanhook 26 strip return (Barbee kick),9:34
O--J.D. Brooks 67 punt return (Barbee kick),3:33
O--Tay Jones 4 run (Barbee kick),10:42
O--Pettiford 6 run (Barbee kick),6:47
O--Michael Bolden 3 run (Barbee kick),1:46
RUSHING—N. Vance, Tamaj Bullock 14-69;Orange, Patrick Pettiford 6-71 PASSING N. Vance, Kris Haywood 1-7-12;Orange,Garrett Cloer 9-11-169 2TD RECEIVING —N. Vance, Devin Anderson 1-12;Orange,Ky Muller 4-114 TD
RECORDS — Northern Vance 0-6,0-2 Big Eight; Orange 6-0,2-0 Big Eight