Narbonne controls line, runs to victory

first_imgNarbonne struggled to move the ball early in the game, but the offense began to click near the end of the first quarter. Narbonne scored two quick touchdowns to grab a 14-0 lead, and never looked back, taking a 42-0 lead in the third quarter. Holding an overwhelming size advantage, Narbonne controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. Featuring several different running backs, Narbonne rushed for 269 yards, with three running backs gaining at least 50 yards. Running back Thomas Gray led the way for Narbonne with 94 yards on six carries. Melvin Davis chipped in 80 yards and a touchdown on four carries. Narbonne coach Manuel Douglas was pleased with the effort of his team, despite the slow start. NONLEAGUE: Gray and Davis lead a potent ground game in rout. By Stephen McFadden CORRESPONDENT Narbonne overcame a sluggish start to rout Bishop Montgomery, 42-0, in the season opener for both teams at Daniels Field. “We came out a little tight,” he said. “Guys were pressing a little bit, but overall there are a lot of positives. We were able to overwhelm them in the first and third quarters.” Narbonne wide receiver/defensive back Byron Moore caught a 40-yard touchdown pass and also returned an interception 40 yards for a score.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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