PH Overpowers Blacksburg with 49-3 Blowout at Gainer Field

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The Patriot defense converges on a Blacksburg ball carrier, leading to an early Bruin fumble.
The Patriot defense converges on a Blacksburg ball carrier, leading to an early Bruin fumble.

by Bill Turner

Patrick Henry remained undefeated with its fourth consecutive victory of the season as the Patriots breezed past Blacksburg 49-3 last Friday night at Merrill Gainer Field.

PH rolled out to a 35-0 halftime lead and never looked back as Patriot quarterback David Prince shredded the Blacksburg secondary. Prince finished with 227 yards through the air on 10-of-13 passing accuracy for the game.

Two of Prince’s first half touchdowns came on hookups of 77 and 37 yards with wide receiver Jha-Liel Harden. Running back Nicholas Ollie added a pair of first half TD runs from 2 and 29 yards out. Ealy Ogden tacked on the fifth Patriot score before intermission with a 4-yard catch.

With the 35 point lead, the clock ran continuously in the second half as PH added a 15-yard touchdown run by Xavier Whorley and a 57-yard scamper by Antwaun Harried, both in the third quarter. Jacob Otterman was a perfect 7-for-7 in PATs to round out the Patriot scoring. Blacksburg’s only points came on the final play of the game, enabling the Bruins to avoid the shutout.

PH returns to Gainer Field Friday night for a matchup with AAA powerhouse Battlefield. Kickoff is 7:00 p.m.