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FOOTBALL: Warriors' first win a big one, 50-0 over Kennedy (PHOTO)
Woodhaven's Jake Przybylo sets sail on a long interception return for a touchdown in last week's 50-0 win over Downriver League rival Kennedy. The win was Woodhaven's first of the season. Photo by Larry Caruso
The Warriors (1-3, 1-3 Downriver League) had three plays of 40 or more yards in the first half, two of which went for scores.
Overall, Woodhaven scored four times on the Eagles (0-4, 0-4) in the first 16 minutes of play and was up by 30-0 at halftime.
Mark Dixon opened the scoring with a four-yard touchdown run for the Warriors in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, quarterback Niko France ran in a 58-yard touchdown. Following that score, France later hit running back Dominic Moore with a 68-yard touchdown pass.
Before the half ended Moore scored again, this time with a rushing touchdown, and his squad led by 30 points after 24 minutes.
The second half was more of the same as Maurice Witherspoon ran in a 25-yard touchdown and Moore rushed for his third score of the night.
The defense chipped in, as well, last Friday night and Jake Przybylo intercepted a third-quarter pass and returned it 55 yards to cap the game’s scoring.
Woodhaven Coach Keith Christnagel said he was happy with his squad’s effort, along with the big victory, and said his team showed improvement compared to earlier efforts this season.
“We executed a little bit better; started to do things a little bit better,” he said. “(We were) able to move some people up front where we were able to create some space to run.”
For the night, Moore finished with 122 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns. He carried the ball three times for 31 yards, caught one pass for 68 yards and added 23 return yards on special teams.
France completed both of his pass attempts for 87 yards and a touchdown and carried the ball 12 times for 102 yards and added another touchdown.
Up next for Woodhaven is another battle at home, as the Warriors will welcome Carlson this Friday night.
Last week the Marauders (2-2, 2-2) knocked off Lincoln Park 54-25.
“They’re a strong team,” Christnagel said of Carlson. “We’re going to have to continue to improve like we did last week.”
The Marauders and Warriors will kick off Friday night at 7 p.m. in Woodhaven.
Last Updated: 9/24/2013 2:56:49 PM EST