Northwestern’s offense steamrolls Clover 52-0

Special to The HeraldOctober 6, 2012 

Northwestern’s junior quarterback Mason Rudolph had thrown for 319 yards when he left the field during the Trojans’ matchup against the Clover Blue Eagles Friday night — at halftime. Coach Kyle Richardson was able to get reps out of three of his shot callers in a 52-0 blowout win over Clover, just a week after a tough defeat at the hands of the South Pointe Stallions.

“It was real good to get a win after a disappointing loss last week,” said Rudolph.

Northwestern ripped up the Clover defense for 515 yards, while a few flags gave the home team just over a fifth of their opponents’ total.

The Trojans (5-2, 2-1 in region) raced out of the traps early and never looked back after twin 1-yard rushes by Tori Adams and acrobatic receptions from sophomore Dupree Hart to put Northwestern up by 28 before the first quarter ended.

From then on, Richardson’s backups showed their worth. Freshman Julian Shockley ran for a blazing 35-yard touchdown on the second play of his varsity career down the left side of the field, securing a win and putting the Northwestern fans in rapture.

“We had an intense week of practices this week, the staff put in a lot of work to get this better,” Richardson said. “It’s good for the ones who haven’t played as much to get some reps. We’re going to take it one game at a time now.”

Northwestern will face Fort Mill next week, while Clover takes on Lancaster.

NORTHWESTERN 52, CLOVER 0

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SCORING SUMMARY

NW— 1 yard run by Tori Adams (PAT GOOD)

NW— 57 yard reception by Dupree Hart from Mason Rudolph (PAT GOOD)

NW—32 yard reception by Dupree Hart from Mason Rudolph (PAT GOOD)

NW— 1 yard run by Tori Adams (PAT GOOD)

NW—26 yard field goal by Sully Foy

NW— 35 yard run by Julian Shockley (PAT GOOD)

NW— 10 yard run by Julian Shockley (PAT GOOD)

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