2012-10-14 / Sports

Rams pound Perry on Homecoming night to set up title game this week

MONTROSE – Caleb Reinhart ran for 171 of his 263 yards in the first half as Montrose put Perry away early last Friday to set up a showdown for first place in the GAC-Red this coming Friday at Lake Fenton.

The visiting Ramblers fumbled on their first possession of the game and never stood a chance as Montrose’s potent offense ran at will throughout the evening en route to an easy 54-6 triumph on Homecoming Night.

“Homecoming can be a distraction for the players sometimes, but our team came out and played solid football tonight,” assessed Ram coach Dennis Reinhart after the contest. “Now we can set our sights on our game against Lake Fenton for the league championship.”

Both Montrose and the Blue Devils will enter that contest with perfect 6-0 league marks when the Rams travel to Lake Fenton, a 70-6 winner over Durand on Friday.

The Rams seem to be hitting on all cylinders heading into their title match. They scored on all six possessions of the first half and again on their opening series of the second half.

Caleb Reinhart caught a screen pass from QB Riley Warren for a 54-yard touchdown and rushed for two additional six-pointer s on runs of 7 and 64 yards to lead the offense. His 263 yards give him 1710 yards so far this season as he closes in on the single-season school rushing record and he expanded on his career rushing record total, which now stands at 4248 yards.

Several of his teammates also enjoyed big nights, beginning with Warren, who passed for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth. Warren finished with 158 yards through the air and ran for an additional 35 yards on two carries. Jimmie Hodge toted the pigskin four times for 29 yards and a TD and he also caught a 30-yard scoring aerial from Warren.

Antonieo McMillion had three catches for 34 yards and a touchdown while Malik Taylor hauled in two passes for 40 yards. Lance Hitchcock ran for 30 yards and a TD on three carries to round out the offense.

The Rams amassed 526 yards of total offense while stifling Perry’s offense throughout the night until the Ramblers scored an inconsequential TD late in the third quarter.

Defensively, Tyler Doyle had 11 tackles, Cortaveus Hall had 9 tackles and Reinhart had 8 stops. Dakota Jelinek and Doyle came up with fumble recoveries for the Rams.

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