Larry Rountree III scored three rushing touchdowns in the first quarter to lead his Millbrook (4-1, 1-0) team to a 35-0 shutout over Enloe (0-5, 0-1) in the Cap-8 opener.
“I thank my O-line,” Rountree said. “They were a big part of my running game.”
That offensive line – with starters Will Stahmer, Cameron Nelson, Jacob High, Asaad Shaw and Andrew Strickland – opened up huge holes early in the game.
Enloe has struggled to score all year and ran into a stout Wildcats defense, which caused three turnovers.
A little more than 10 minutes into the game, Rountree blasted through a gaping hole up the middle for a 55-yard touchdown.
On the next drive, Rountree came back with a 52-yard touchdown run, which looked identical to the other play, just run from the opposite side.
They said it
“(Rountree’s) a great running back and we got a great offensive line that opened up some great holes for us,” said Millbrook coach Clarence Inscore. “I’m really proud of our effort tonight coming out in these conditions.”
3 who mattered
Larry Rountree III, Millbrook: In the first quarter, the junior carried the ball nine times for 136 yards and three scores and finished with 19 carries for 215 yards and four touchdowns.
Nic Vinson, Millbrook: With less than a minute left in the first quarter, Vinson picked off Enloe quarterback Keshawn Adams along the sideline and ran it back for the 33-yard pick six.
Antavius Marrow, Enloe: Marrow didn’t find a lot of success on the ground, but he ran hard all night. The senior running back finished with 62 yards on 24 carries, but he was asked to carry a big load as the main offensive option.
By the numbers
0: This was the first shutout that Millbrook has posted this season.
23: The Wildcats stuffed the run, allowing just 23 yards on the ground in the first half. Enloe threw just seven times in the game.
44: Though Enloe had trouble moving the ball, it had one long play in the second quarter that went for 44 yards. Quarterback Keshawn Adams threw to Jerrick Darden on a screen to the left, and Darden used his speed to break away from a few tackles.