South's defensive players put a clamp on Roseville's offensive efforts in a 49-7 Homecoming win. photo by Paul Kania.
October 03, 2013Grosse Pointe South's football team gave its fans a great way to kickoff the annual Homecoming dance by winning its game over Roseville, 49-7.
"We talked about finishing the drives after we came up short on a lot of drives last week," head coach Tim Brandon said. "Our guys finished the drives with touchdowns and it's always nice to get a win on Homecoming.
"The guys played great and now they can go out and enjoy the dance before getting back to practice."
It took the host Blue Devils' defense a couple of plays to force a turnover and on the very next offensive play, junior running back Sam Hunter raced 17 yards for a touchdown. Junior Andrew Fabry's extra point made it 7-0 just 86 seconds into the game.
Senior Tony Moore intercepted a pass on Roseville's third possession. This time it took three plays as senior quarterback Richie Kish hit junior wide receiver Brian Blanzy on a 12-yard touchdown pass. Another Fabry extra point and it was 14-0.
On their next possession, the Blue Devils drove 55 yards and added a third touchdown when Hunter ran 7 yards. Fabry's PAT gave the home team a 21-0 first-quarter lead.
It was 35-0 at the half as the Blue Devils used a 37-yard touchdown pass from Kish to Moore at the 7:54 mark and a 21-yard scoring pass from junior Sam Blanzy to Brian Blanzy with only 48.6 seconds left in the period.
In the third quarter, Hunter ran 7 yards for another TD and their final score was a 23-yard run by senior Ron Williams III with 7:26 left in the game. Fabry kicked all seven of his extra-point attempts.
The defense didn't allow Roseville to pass the 100-yard barrier until late in the fourth quarter. In addition to creating the turnovers, the defense had sacks by senior Tristan Russano, senior Bennett Jackson and junior Steven Fowler.
Hunter finished with 169 yards rushing on 21 carries with four touchdowns, while Kish completed 6-of-7 passes for 112 yards and one score. Sam Blanzy was 2-for-3 for 38 yards and a TD.
Senior Josh Gray caught two passes for 45 yards and Moore had two receptions for 45 yards. Brian Blanzy also caught two passes for 33 yards.
Grosse Pointe South improved to 2-3 and looks to even its record when it plays a 7 p.m. road game Friday, Oct. 4, against Port Huron Northern.
"We have to stay focused and worry about Northern," Brandon said. "It can move the ball and score some points, so our kids have to play a good all-around game to win."