Tony McGuire — Sports Editor
September 23, 2013
The Perry Middle School Commodores hosted the Hazard Middle School Bulldogs in football action on Tuesday. The Commodores jumped out to the early lead, and never looked back as they collected the win.
The Commodores opened the game with the first touchdown. Jacob Woolum hit Braxton Whitaker on a pass play that covered 37 yards. Woolum then ran in the conversion for the 8-0 lead.
After a strong defensive stand, Perry Middle struck again, this time on an 11-yard run by Corey Smith. Braxton Whitaker ran in the conversion, boosting the lead to 16-0.
On the ensuing kickoff, Hazard’s Bailey Blair ran 79 yards through the Perry Middle defense for the score. The conversion failed, setting the score at 16-6.
The Commodores scored a pair of touchdowns in the second period as well. They started with a 43-yard pass from Jacob Woolum to Ronnie Long. Woolum added the conversion (24-6). The second came on a three-yard run by Corey Smith. The touchdown came after a Colton Walker fumble recovery (30-6).
The final touchdown of the game came in the fourth quarter, and belonged to Perry Middle. Jacob Woolum broke off a 41-yard run down the sideline. The conversion failed, setting the final tally at 36-6.
Perry Middle stats: Passing: Jacob Woolum 5 of 12 for 113 yards and 2 tds. Rushing: Corey Smith 6 carries for 46 yards and 2 tds, Jacob Woollum 9 carries for 91 yards and 1 td, Matt Francis 6 carris for 76 yards, Braxton Whitaker 4 carries for 21 yards, Ronnie Long 3 carries for 12 yards and Noah Back 1 carry for 11 yards. Receiving: Braxton Whitaker 2 catches for 41 yards and 1 td, Noah Back 1 catch for 19 yards, Ronnie Long 1 catch for 43 yards and 1 td and Corey Smith 1 catch for 10 yards. Defense: Corey Smith 1 interception, Colton Walker 1 fumble recovery. Tackles: Corey Smith 7, Braxton Whitaker 6, Austin Smith 4, Ronnie Long 3, Matt Francis 3, Austin Combs 2, Jacob Woolum 2, Cameron Jones 2, Noah Back 2, Kenton Noble 2, Colton Walker 2, Shaun Huff 2, Ben Adams 1, Jaden Neace 1 and Sonny Caudill 1.