Friday, October 4, 2013

High School Recap: Barnes breaks down the barn door on way to four TD's

John Barnes ran for over 200 yards and found the end zone four times as the Greenwich Witches used their magic in a 42-7 win over the Whitehall Railroaders.

The win gives the Witches sole possession of first place in Class D North.

The Witches scored on their first two possessions of the game as John Barnes rushed his way in from four yards out for a score, and Lukas Whitehouse connected with Alex Messina for a six yard score, as the Witches led 12-0 after the first quarter.

But Justin Hoagland helped get the Railroaders back within a possession with his three yard run to score early in the second quarter.

However, that would be all the offense the Railroaders would have.  Down 20-7 after the half, the Railroaders had some momentum, bringing the ball all the way to the Greenwich 40 yard line, but John Barnes picked off Hoagland and ran the entire distance for the touchdown.

John Barnes would score one last time on a 71 yard rush that made the score 35-7.  The run, with 52 seconds left to play in the third quarter, pushed Barnes past the 1,000 yard mark for the season.

The Witches would cap the scoring on a Lukas Whitehouse to Glenn Taylor five yard touchdown pass that would make the score 42-7.

The Railroaders fall to 3-2 with the loss, suffering their first divisional loss this season.  The loss places them second in the Northern Division with two games still to play.  Justin Hoagland threw for 39 yards, but found trouble as he completed only three of his 10 passes, getting picked off twice in the second half.

On the ground, Hoagland scored a touchdown on his way to 139 yards of rushing.  Brad Hanna rushed for 58 yards.

Lukas Whitehouse passed for 64 yards on 5-for-10 passing.  He threw two touchdowns and was picked off once.  John Barnes finished with 222 yards and four touchdowns.  He also had 28 receiving yards.  Brandon DiSanto also crossed the century mark, with 100 yards of rushing.

The Witches now travel to Warrensburg to face the Burghers before wrapping up their regular season at home against the Fort Edward Flying Forts.  The Railroaders will return home to face Salem next week.

Stats reported are unofficial and should not be used for official record purposes.

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