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North Hall 68, Gilmer 6: Trojans roll for homecoming

Trojans improve to 7-0 with one-sided win

POSTED: October 24, 2007 5:03 a.m.

Seven games into the season and there still doesn't appear to be any kinks in North Hall's armor.

The Trojans (7-0, 2-0 Region 7A-AAA) put up gaudy offensive numbers en route to a 68-6 win against Gilmer on homecoming Friday night at The Brickyard. Seven different Trojans found the end zone in a game that turned out to be a one-sided affair from the start.

Nine different Trojans scored touchdowns.

North Hall finished with 10 offensive touchdowns.

"Our kids executed really well tonight," said Christmas. "Our JV (junior varsity) scored the last three and we took our starters out midway through the second quarter."

Now North Hall can turn its attention to a more formidable opponent with Lumpkin County (5-2, 2-0) coming to the Brickyard next Friday.

North Hall's defense is one of the main reasons for its success at this stage in the season allowing only 27 combined points in four home games.

Swagger, skill and, above all, focus - coach Bob Christmas' players abundantly showed it all from start to finish.

Against the Bobcats, the Trojans had scored eight touchdowns for a 54-0 lead all by halftime, paving the way for a number of their second-string players to feature.

First-quarter scoring was all about the Wolf brothers. Dylon Wolf claimed the opening touchdown, splitting left from 14-yards while Hunter went right from 9 yards on the next drive before following with another, a short-distance push into the end zone for the 20-0 lead.

Quarterback Fabian Jackson was up next in an electric second quarter.

Taking the snap, he darted up the left sideline, sidestepping a host of Bobcats before sealing the 47-yard touchdown.

Short-scoring runs by Tyler Browning and Avery Nix sandwiched another fine North Hall touchdown, Peck's 61-yard rush. Matt McMillan bagged the only defensive points of the night with a 55-yard interception, his second of the night.

North Hall didn't slow in the second half, despite resting more of its starters, as Matt Christmas and Nick Drury, respectively, bagged a touchdown each. Gilmer, finally found the end zone in the third quarter through Lukas Martin.

In spite of the overwhelming victory, Christmas is looking for continued improvement.

"Our goal is to get better every week," he said. "When we look at our goals for the season what we do each week has to feature in those goals."

NH 20 34 7 7-68
GHS 0 0 6 0-6

First quarter
NH-D. Wolf 14 run (Dunn kick), 7:46
NH-H. Wolf 9 run (Dunn kick), 5:13
NH-H. Wolf 2 run (missed kick), 3:02
Second quarter
NH-Jackson 47 run (Dunn kick), 10:32
NH-Browning 5 run (missed kick), 9:35
NH-Peck 61 run (Dunn kick), 6:34
NH-Nix 1 run (Dunn kick), 5:19
NH-McMillan 67 INT (Dunn kick), 1:06
Third quarter
NH-Christmas 4 run (Dunn kick), 8:55
GHS-Martin 3 run (missed kick), 0:30
Fourth quarter
NH-Drury 5 yards (Doster kick), 8:38

Team summary
Gilmer North Hall
First downs 9 16
Rushes-yards 29-71 36-401
Passing yards 112 72
Comp.-Att.-Int. 9-26-4 4-7-0
Total yards 183 473
Fumbles-lost 2-2 1-1
Penalties-yards 7-50 9-90

Individual leaders
Rushing: North Hall, Jackson 3-61, Peck 1-61, Humphrey 2-56, Fuller 2-51, H. Wolf 4-44, Browning 2-30, Drury 6-26, Christmas 4-23. Gilmer Co, J.Gray 6-61, Teague 8-1
Passing: North Hall, Jackson 3-2-0 51, Gilmer 4-2-0 21 Gilmer Co., Lakins 22-7-4 77, Davis 4-2-0 35
Receiving: North Hall, D. Wolf 1-37, Humphrey 1-18, Dehass 1-14 Gilmer Co., J Gray 1-33, T Gray 12, Pankey 1-20, Berger 1-17, Henson 1-8, Teague 1-6.



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