September 26, 2013Rebounding from their first loss of the season to the Mount Clemens Barracudas, the Grosse Pointe South Red Barons varsity football team won a hard fought battle against the Troy Cowboys 24-14.
The Cowboys pounded the ball between the ends all afternoon, but an outstanding defensive effort from linebackers Davis Graham, Wally Kinni-Adebayo, Cam Sparkman, Max Stricker and Bret Thalgott paved the way to victory for the Barons.
The defense turned the Cowboys back three times in the red zone.
The Barons offensive line of Brennan Zihlman, Jack Ratsek, Truman McKay, Grayson Kennedy, Parker McKowen, Lawrence Peavy and Presley Kaleta spearheaded the drive down the field on the Barons first possession. Jhordan Rush finished the drive with an 18-yard touchdown run around the left end.
An outstanding defensive line comprised of Ed Kotula, Miles Dearing, Devon Gaines, Max Cervantes and Cameron Shook kept the Cowboys off-balance.
The second score for the Red Barons was aided by the aggressive defense when defensive back Darrick Hollowell returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown.
Fellow defensive backs Rush and Joey DiMambro teamed up with Hallowell to break up a number of Cowboy passes throughout the game.
The final Red Baron scoring drive featured an array of outstanding pass and run blocks from interior players Tanner Belanger, Anthony Ramsey, Lawson Wohlfarth, and Evan Bolles. Graham capped the drive with a 52-yard scoring strike to Rush and place kicker Cam Shook rounded out the scoring with three successful extra points.
The team is 2-1 overall near the halfway mark.