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By BRANDON KEYS
Advocate & Democrat
Drew Carson wanted to make a splash on Friday night.
The Sequoyah running back mentioned in pregame warm-ups that he was going to get at least 200 yards on the ground for Senior Night against Kingston.
Carson was as serious as a guy that would go on to rush for 222 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries with two touchdowns could look — pretty serious.
“My O-line was great tonight. So many holes and just a lot of room to run through makes my job that much easier,” said Carson, whose numbers would've been even more eye-popping if penalties didn't negate 125 yards rushing from the record books. “We wanted to get this game. We’ve been playing together (seniors) for so long. It’s nice to have everyone contribute.”
The Chiefs improved to 6-2 after a 47-0 squashing of the Kingston Yellow Jackets, who fell to 0-8.
Sequoyah put up 527 yards of offense, and 300 of it was on the ground. Brett King threw for 227 yards and three scores to reach 16 TD passes in 2013, while Garrett Dalton hauled in five catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 10 scores on the season.
King started off the night with a 40-yard strike to the speedy Dalton, putting the Chiefs up 7-0 after the point after.
A Kingston pass missed high of the mark on its opening drive, and landed in the waiting arms of J.J Harmon, who quickly took his fourth oskie of the year to the house. A missed extra point held the Chiefs to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter.
After a Kingston punt, the Chiefs marched back down the field and Carson scored on a run, and Alex Stakely hauled in the two-point conversion for a 21-0 lead at the end of one.
Reuben Abernathy notched two sacks on the night, but also made a spectacular snag for a 27-0 lead from 30 yards out, still in the second quarter.
The Chiefs weren't done, getting the ball back with time to score and using it well. King’s pass led Dalton into double coverage in the end zone, and Dalton paid the price with a crushing blow to the chest, but somehow held on for six to give Sequoyah a 33-0 lead after a missed PAT heading into the half.
In the second half the Chiefs ran away with the game — literally. Carson did 49 yards of work on the opening drive of the third, and Harmon capped it off with a two-yard score. The Chiefs got on the board once more with another Carson touchdown, and an Evan Torbett extra point made the final score 47-0.
Rhett Jones led Kingston on the night with 59 yards rushing on 15 carries. QBs Logan Malenovsky (5-10, 21 yards) and Paul Bolden (3-4, 42 yards) added 63 yards through the air. Cody Mitchell led Kingston’s receivers with 29 yards on three catches.
Preston Edmonds led the way on defense with five tackles while Rhett Jones recovered a fumble.
Kingston will look to bounce back Friday when they host Sweetwater.