Everman Takes to the Air to Advance

Everman scored 38 second quarter points to turn a close game into a laugher in a 55-15 rout of Big Spring on Friday afternoon in Abilene. Marcus McAdoo threw four touchdown passes to pace the Everman offensive attack.

ABILENE- The Everman Bulldogs (13-0) used a 38 point fourth quarter outburst to roll past the Big Spring Steers (8-5) 55-15 in a Class 4A Region 1 Division II Semi-Final on Friday at Shotwell Stadium. QB Marcus McAdoo led a 38 point second quarter outburst throwing four touchdown passes to three different receivers and the Everman ground game was solid throwing up 271 yards on the ground.

Both teams failed to score on their opening drive, however after stopping Big Spring on downs near midfield Everman would score on a 27 yard run by Ruben Fletcher right up the middle. EHS would go up 8-0 as Ryan Smith scored on the two point run. After forcing a Big Spring punt, Everman would double the lead to 16-0 early in the second quarter as McAdoo tossed a 27 yard touchdown pass to Sam Birdine. Deantre Harlan caught the two point pass on the conversion.

Lightning struck for Big Spring on the ensuing kickoff as Monte Anderson returned the kick 81 yards to the house and the lead was cut to 16-8 as QB Matt Ritchey hit Martin Yanez on the two point try. The Bulldogs would rattle off 10 straight points to extend the lead out to 26-8 as Harlan caught a 51 yard touchdown pass from McAdoo and Andrew Camacho nailed a 32 yard field goal.

Big Spring would have a response to cut the lead to 26-15 as Ritchey hooked up with Thaddeus Straughter for a 76 yard touchdown pass and it appeared for a moment the Steers might be in it for the long haul. Everman on the other hand had a different idea as Devin Woods scored on a 39 yard run to make it 33-15. Barry Browning would pick off Ritchey on the Steers' next drive and McAdoo would find Chris Franklin for a 21 yard touchdown pass on the Bulldogs first play to extend the lead to 40-16. The turnover bug would continue to plague Big Spring as the Steers fumbled on a third and short play and on the first play of the ensuing drive McAdoo and Franklin hooked up for a 37 yard scoring toss and a 46-15 Everman advantage at the half.

The second half would be fairly uneventful as Everman emptied the bench. The Bulldogs scored on a safety in the third quarter and on ensuing free kick Cory Franklin would return the kick 56 yards to paydirt and the final margin of 55-15.

Next week Everman goes after their second consecutive regional title as they take on the winner of tomorrow's Stephenville-El Paso Parkland game.

Score by Quarter

1 2 3 4 T

Big Spring 0 15 0 0 15

Everman 8 38 9 0 55

Big Spring

Passing Comp Att Yds TD INT

9-Matt Ritchey 3 13 80 1 1

10-Tyler Tannehill 0 2 0 0 1

Rushing Att Yds TD

9-Matt Ritchey 15 29 0

3-Monte Anderson 14 38 0

5-Martin Yanez 1 0 0

68-Cade Hollandswoirth 2 14 0

Receiving Rec Yds TD

85-Pavel Plakhotny 1 5 0

3-Monte Anderson 1 -1 0

82-Thaddeus Straughter 1 76 1

Everman

Passing Comp Att Yds TD INT

2-Marcus McAdoo 5 9 160 4

Rushing Att Yds TD

32-Devin Woods 7 46 1

22-Cory Franklin 7 59 0

2-Marcus McAdoo 3 7 0

8-Ryan Smith 3 52 0

5-Ruben Fletcher 3 51 1

9-DaJuan Lee 6 39 0

3-Chris Franklin 1 2 0

45-James Bailey 4 13 0

7-Richard Allen 1 2 0

Receiving Rec Yds TD

3-Chris Franklin 3 82 2

12-Sam Birdine 1 27 1

4-Deantre Harlan 1 51 1


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