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Sledge Drops the Hammer on Bell in Eighth Straight Win

Oct 31, 2016 07:48AM ● By Kevin

Senior RB Trey Sledge (27) rushed for 108 yards and a TD as the Dragons defeated LD Bell 45-7 at Pennington Field on Friday 10/28/16. Photo by

The Carroll High School football team played a well-balanced game on Friday night to advance its record to 8-1. The Dragons steamrolled L.D. Bell, 45-7, as they get ready to wrap up the regular season in the coming weeks.

A major part of that winning effort came from halfback Tre Sledge the First Financial Player of the Week. The senior rushed 10 times for 108 yards and a score and caught a 27-yard touchdown pass. The Dragon ground game ended up accounting for four the team's six scores. Audricke Gaines, Tavian Gould and Will Bowers all put one in the endzone on the ground.

Bowers saw extended action at quarterback, adding 83 yards in the air and a touchdown. Meanwhile, Mason Holmes completed eight of his 13 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown. The other receiving touchdown came from Clayton Keyes, who led the team in receptions and receiving yards, catching four balls for 74 yards.

Freshman R.J. Mickens played a major part of a defensive effort that held the Raiders to seven points. Stepping in for an injured Robert Barnes, the cornerback picked off two passes, knocked down another, forced a tackle for a loss and accounted for three total tackles.

Reed Thompson caused the unit's other turnover, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Dale Belnap. Matt Werner led the team in tackles with 10, including one for a loss.

The Dragons come home to face Hebron on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The Hawks are 7-2 this year and 5-1 in the district.



Holmes 8/13, 90 yards, TD
Bowers 4/4, 83 yards, TD; 4 rush, 19 yards, TD
Jack Johansson 2 rush, 10 yards; 1 rec, 19 yards
Gaines 12 rush, 76 yards, TD
Sledge 10 rush, 108 yards, TD; 1 rec, 27 yards, TD
Gould 13 rush, 38 yards, TD
Wyatt Stapp 2 rush, 7 yards
Laurentius McGill 1 rush, 4 yards
Keyes 4 rec, 74 yards, TD
Jackson Davis 1 rec, 0 yards
Royce Weigel 1 rec, 21 yards
Darryl Crockett 1 rec, 9 yards
Reed Thompson 1 rec, 0 yards
Ben Lehman 1 rec, 11 yards
Ryne Ryskoski 1 rec, 12 yards


Werner 10 tackles, TFL
John Miscoll 7 tackles
Jake Murphy 7 tackles
Jacob Doddridge 5 tackles, TFL, PD
Luke Jeter 4 tackles, 2 pressures
Zachery Semrak 4 tackles, TFL
Jacob Copeland 3 tackles, TFL
Zion Sales 3 tackles
R.J. Mickens 3 tackles, TFL, 2 INT, PD
David Spitler 3 tackles
Barrett Buck 2 tackles
Hayden Hayes 2 tackles
Grant Phelps 2 tackles
Eric Spitler 2 tackles, PD
Ryan Thompson 2 tackles, TFL
Joseph Devincenzo 2 tackles, PD
Gavin Arison 1 tackle
Tyrell Wiltshire 1 tackle
Tyler Marsh 1 tackle
Benlap 1 tackle, TFL, FR
Reed Thompson FF

Special Teams

Kole Ramage 1 FG, 47 yards; 6/6 PAT; 2 punts, 81 yards, 40.5 ave, 2 inside the 20
Murphy 1 ret, 51 yards
Weigel 1 ret, 1 yard