Saturday, September 9, 2017

FOOTBALL: Pioneers recover from 0-3 start to thump Clarksville 56-0

Special to Southern Indiana Preps
CLARKSVILLE—Providence was looking for a win Friday night at Murphy Stadium against visiting Clarksville. The Pioneers got it with an exclamation mark.
The Pioneers had a rugged first three games of the campaign, losing them all. A 56-0 blowout over Clarksville was a good recovery.
Providence set the tone early and often in the city championship game. The Pioneers scored on their first series and on six of their seven possessions in the first half. Their only non-scoring possession was at the end of the first half and time expired.
Kaden Williams got the Pioneers on the board on their first possession, capping an eight-play drive with a 5-yard run into the end zone with 6:33 left in the first quarter.
Providence’s Kaleb McCubbins added another score on the next Clarksville possession by returning a 65-yard interception to the end zone, putting the Pioneers up 14-0. McCubbins had two picks on the night.
Kevin Smith tacked on the Providence score on its next possession with a 59-yard sprint to paydirt at the 2:02 mark of the first. After the extra point, the score stood 21-0 in the first quarter.
Providence added three more touchdowns in the second period to build a 42-point lead at the half. Smith had a 6-yard run, followed by a quarterback sneak by Joe Denis and a 5-yard TD run by Williams for the three scores.

The second half was played with a running clock, but Williams drove the Generals into a bigger hole on the opening kickoff, rambling 77 yards to the end zone. The Pioneers’ Jeremy Gettelfinger topped off the night’s scoring with a 5-yard run in the fourth.
The city championship game was sponsored by the Clarksville Police Department, which provided MVP trophies for a player from each team.
Chasten O’Neal was the recipient of the MVP trophy for Clarksville. Smith, who rushed for 132 yards on 11 carries, received the award for Providence.
Both teams will play next Friday. Providence (1-3) will play at Charlestown, while Clarksville (0-4, 0-3 Mid-Southern Conference) will be at home against MSC foe Salem. Each game will begin at 7 p.m.

Clarksville          0  0  0  0–   0
Providence       21 21  7  7–56
First quarter

P – Kaden Williams 5 run (Brandon Schafer kick), 6:33.
P – Kaleb McCubbins 65 interception return (Schafer kick), 6:09.
P – Kevin Smith 59 run (Schafer kick), 2:02.
Second quarter
P – Smith 6 run (Schafer kick), 10:47.
P – Joe Denise 1 run (Schafer kick), 8:59.
P – Williams 5 run (Schafer kick), 3:46.
Third quarter
P – Williams 77 kick return (Nathan Striby kick), 11:24.
Fourth quarter
P – Jeremy Gettelfinger 5 run (Striby kick), 3:49.

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