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Gallatin ends five-game skid to Panthers on Carroll homecoming
Saturday, October 05, 2013 4:58 AM
OFF TACKLE: Carroll County’s Michael Welch (3), breaks through a hole on a run in the first quarter of the Panthers’ homecoming game against Gallatin County on Friday night as Gallatin County’s Chris Brown (31) gives chase. This and other photos can be viewed at www.madisoncourier.com/photos. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie)
Gallatin County ruined homecoming for Carroll County with a 48-13 victory Friday in Carrollton.
For the Wildcats, the victory ended a five-game losing streak to Carroll County.
"I'm not taking anything away from Gallatin County," Carroll County coach Mike Weedman said. "Good job Gallatin County. Well-coached, well-executed. They don't make many mistakes. We did, that's the bottom line. We beat ourselves."
The Wildcats (5-2, 2-0 District) started the game off with a bang. Senior Nate McCoy took the opening kickoff from his own 5-yard line and returned it 95-yards for a touchdown. It was the first of many big time scoring plays for Gallatin.
Midway through the second quarter as Carroll County (2-5, 0-2 district) trailed 14-0, Keifer McIntyre punched it in from two yards out to make it 14-7. Two plays later for Gallatin, Austin Chapman connected with Jeff Eversole for a 67-yard touchdown pass.
Two minutes later Chapman hooked up with Nate McCoy for a 45-yarder. It was the third touchdown pass of the game for Chapman. Chapman ended up with four touchdown passes in the game. He now has 15 on the year.
The Panthers rallied late in the second quarter but a touchdown pass was called back due to a holding penalty.
"Too many mistakes, mistakes we couldn't overcome," Weedman said. "We had three penalties in that first series. We had a first down then called back cause of a penalty. The penalties add up. I don't know how many we had. We had a touchdown called back in the first half that would have cut down that lead extremely. Coming out of the first half we had another first down negated by a penalty. The penalties and overall mistakes killed us in this game."
Just like in the first half, the Panthers were able to move the ball up and down the field with ease in the second half but their drives either ended in penalties or turnovers. Carroll turned the ball over four times and were penalized eight times for 60 yards in the game.
Carroll out-rushed Gallatin by 150 yards.
"I think we put up enough yardage to win this game. I know we did," Weedman. "We just made too many mistakes to overcome. You can't win football games that way, cut and dried."
Gallatin blew open the game in the third quarter as it shut out Carroll, 21-0.
"Our guys, the seniors, have never lost to Gallatin before, I hate it. Hats off to Gallatin County, they're a good team," Weedman said. "The coaches will look at the film over the weekend. I think we need to take a step back. I feel we're not playing good ball as we were in the beginning of the year. We need to take a step back and focus on our team and what's best going forward."
Carroll County will be off next week and return to action Oct. 18 as it visits Owen County. Gallatin County will host Walton-Verona (6-1, 2-0 district) in a battle for first place in the district.
Friday's Carroll Statistics
GALLATIN CO. 48, CARROLL CO. 13
GALLATIN CO. 7 20 21 0 - 48
CARROLL CO. 0 7 0 6 - 13
Gal - Nate McCoy, 95-yard kickoff return (Luis Flores kick), 11:45
Gal - Austin Chapman, 19-yard pass to Jeff Eversole (Luis Flores kick), 10:49.
CC - Keifer McIntyre, 2-yard run (Taylor Bird kick), 7:46.
Gal - Austin Chapman, 67-yard pass to Jeff Eversole (Luis Flores kick), 6:17.
Gal - Austin Chapman, 45-yard pass to Nate McCoy (Luis Flores no good), 4:07.
Gal - Nate McCoy, 4-yard run (Luis Flores kick), 8:02.
CC - Jacob Wise, 2-yard run (Taylor Bird kick no good), 4:30.
Gal - Austin Chapman, 24-yard run (Luis Flores kick), 1:55.
Gal - Austin Chapman, 18-yard pass to Jonathan Yarnall (Luis Flores kick), 1:28.
First Downs 9 17
Rushes-Yards 24-134 59-286
Comp-Att-Int 8-14-0 2-7-3
Pass Yards 240 27
Total Yards 374 313
Penalties-Yards 6-35 8-60
Interceptions-Yards 3-0 0-0
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1
RUSHING - Gallatin Co., Chris Brown (7-50), Jonathan Yarnall (5-35 TD), Austin Chapman (1-24 TD), Nate McCoy (4-14 TD), Brennan Bishop (7-11). Carroll Co., Blake Newby (17-100), Jacob Wise (15-75 TD), Keifer McIntyre (14-62 TD), Michael Welch (8-46), Cam Rose (4-18), John Adams (1-(15)).
PASSING - Gallatin Co., Austin Chapman 8-14-240 yards 4TD). Carroll Co., John Adams (2-7-27 yards).
RECEIVING - Gallatin Co., Nate McCoy (4-111 2TD), Jeff Eversole (2-86 TD), Jacob Tunstall (1-36), Brennan Bishop (1-9). Carroll Co., Jacob Wise (2-27).
MISSED FIELD GOALS - None.
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