CARY — In a battle of first year head coaches, Carys Kurt Glendenning got the edge over Broughtons Billy Lane as the Imps took the season opener, 30-24.
With three minutes left in the game, Carys Isaiah Gibbons scored from two yards out, but the point after was missed. Broughton marched down the field as Patrick Kearney hit Hayden Lovett for 13 yards and then connected with Rob Case for 20 more. But the drive stalled, and when faced with a fourth down, Kearney was sacked by three defenders on the Cary 30 yard line.
I thought Id have jitters but everything was fine. We have a great coaching staff and a great group of guys, said Glendenning.
Gibbons and Travion Hackney got the bulk of the carries, combining for 46 of the teams 66 carries. Gibbons had a game high with 26 touches and 95 yards.
[Gibbons] is stepping up as a sophomore, said Hackney. Were going to be taking most of the carries this year.
Hackney wasnt too far behind from his backfield counterpart. Hackney rushed for 91 yards on 20 rushing attempts and one score.
Cary quarterback Scott Kinsey attempted one pass the entire game, resulting in the first points of the game. Kinsey connected with Trevor Ellis for a 21 yard touchdown with just three minutes coming off the clock.
Kearney led a solid passing attack, and was consistent throughout most of the game. He hit Dominic Ford along the sideline for 40 yards to tie the game at 7 about midway through the first quarter. With under a minute left in the second, Kearney hit Ford again, this time for a 55-yard touchdown to give the Capitals their first and only lead, 17-14.
Kearney threw for 282 yards on 14 of 24 passing. Ford had a team-high 3 receptions and 117 yards, all coming in the first half.
Broughton will try for their first win when they visit Athens next week. Cary will host Cardinal Gibbons.
Cardinal Gibbons is right down the road. They beat us last year, and they will be fired up, said Glendenning. We have to come out ready.