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Commanders crush Watertown behind four-TD second quarter

Jeff Neal • Dec 14, 2015 at 5:13 PM

WATERTOWN —  Watertown dropped its second straight game Friday at Robinson Stadium falling to Friendship Christian 42-7.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Commanders scored 28 points in the second stanza en route to their sixth win of the season against two losses and passed Watertown in the Region 4-A standings at 4-2.

"I thought we came out flat in the first quarter," Commander coach John McNeal said. "We regrouped and were seeing how they were doing things defensively,"

The Commanders' first two possessions started in Watertown territory. The first one forced a punt and the second one resulted in a touchdown of 1 yard by Kyle Neal.

After a Watertown punt, the Commanders took over at the 40-yard line and drove the ball 60 yards in seven plays capped by a 6-yard run by Dylan Boyd and the score was 14-0.

On the ensuing kickoff, Watertown's KeAnDre Bates went up the middle, cut right near midfield and outraced everyone to the end zone for the touchdown.

"We got beat by a better football team." Watertown coach Gavin Webster said after his Purple Tigers fell to 3-4 for the season and 3-2 in the region. "We got outcoached and they knocked us off of the ball in the first half,"

Friendship Christian scored two more times before halftime. One came on a pass and another was a rushing touchdown.

The rushing touchdown was a 22-yard scamper by Kyle Wood, the first of his two scores on the night. The other was a 7-yard pass from Neal to Chris Hall.

In the second half, two Watertown turnovers set up Commander scores.

The first fumble was recovered at the 12-yard line and it took one play to score – a run by Dekolas Reeves.

The second score was set up on a fumbled kickoff return. It drive took four plays and 28 yards as Wood scored his second touchdown of the game on a 3-yard run.

From there, the clock ran continously as the mercy rule went into effect.

Friendship Christian will have next week off before the Commanders travel to Red Boiling Springs on Oct. 22. Watertown will go to Gordonsville next Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Turney Ford Field.

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