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Northwood beats Vikings 38-6

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2005

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Pittsboro, NC - Northwood's Kenny Allen rushed for two touchdowns and the Chargers passed for 195 yards and two more scores to beat the Union Pines Vikings 38-6 Friday night.

Zach O'Dell

Late in the first quarter, the Chargers’ Kenny Allen burst up the middle for a 10-yard touchdown. A 40-yard touchdown pass from Hatami to Zach O’Dell gave the Chargers a 15-0 lead in the second quarter.

Union Pines scored in the second period with a 72-yard drive in nine plays. The Vikings had no time outs left and there were 22 seconds left in the half when quarterback Richard Fowler scored on a 1-yard run. A fumbled snap on the conversion attempt left the Vikings trailing 15-6.

It was all Northwood in the second half. Kenny Allen, who had 107 yards rushing on 14 carries, scored again on a 4-yard run and Blane Sturdivant, who had 31 yards rushing on 11 carries, scored on a 2-yard run to make it 29-6 going into the fourth quarter.

Northwood added nine more points in the fourth quarter after Tim Courtney caught a 57-yard touchdown pass from Juaquin Green and Union Pines was charged for a safety.

Hatami finished 9-for-12 for 138 yards while Green was 1-for-2 with an interception and 57 yards passing.

The Vikings out-gained the home-standing Chargers 180 yards to 148 on the ground, but lost the battle in the air 195 yards to four.

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Northwood 7 8 14 9 — 38
Union Pines 0 6 0 0 — 6

Scoring: (N) Allen 10-run (Robinson kick); (N) O’Dell 40-pass from Hatami (Beau run); (UP) Fowler 1-run (pass failed); (N) Allen 4-run (Robinson kick); (N) Sturdivant 2-run (Robinson kick); (N) Courtney 57-pass from Green (Robinson kick); (N) safety.

Team stats: First downs – (UP) 9 (N) 15; Rushing – (UP) 50-180 (N) 32-148; Passing – (UP) 1-4, 4 yds. (N) 10-14, 195 yds.; Penalties – (UP) 13-110 (N) 7-45; Punts – (UP) 6-29.6 (N) 2-32; Fumbles – (UP) 11-5 (N) 4-3.

Individual stats: Rushing – (UP) Patterson 18-81, Ross 9-79, Irvin 10-56, Norris 1-1, Fowler 6- (-27), Verbal 7- (-10) (N) Allen 14-107, Sturdivant 11-31, Ryan 4-26, Hatami 3 (-16); Passing – (UP) Fowler 0-2, Verbal 1-2, 5 yds. (N) Hatami 9-12, 138 yds., 1 TD, Green 1-2, 57 yds.,1 TD, 1 int.; Receiving – (UP) Irvin 1-4 (N) O’Dell 5-76, Kriegh 1-10, Courtney 4-109.

 
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Kenny Allen rushed for two touchdowns and 107 yards on 14 carries.
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