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Wilson Hall pummeled 55-19 by Porter-Gaud

BY J. SCOTT SEWELL jscott@theitem.com
Posted 9/14/19

A week after their contest against First Baptist was wiped out due to Hurricane Dorian, the Wilson Hall Barons football team was decimated by a different kind of natural disaster -- the Porter-Gaud Cyclones.

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Wilson Hall pummeled 55-19 by Porter-Gaud

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A week after their contest against First Baptist was wiped out due to Hurricane Dorian, the Wilson Hall Barons football team was decimated by a different kind of natural disaster -- the Porter-Gaud Cyclones.

Porter-Gaud pummeled the Barons 55-19 on Friday night, dropping Wilson Hall's record to 0-2 on the season with top-ranked Hammond scheduled for next Friday.

The Cyclones didn't waste much time getting on the board, scoring on a 57-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Matt Kelly to senior wide receiver Tobias Lafayette for the early 7-0 lead.

Junior safety Walker Carswell extended the Cyclones' lead to 14-0 when he picked up a Doc Walker fumble and took it 50 yards to the end zone.

A Porter-Gaud blocked punt gave the Cyclones a shortened field, and senior running back McGregor Kellett made the Barons pay for it with a 4-yard rushing touchdown with 7:30 remaining in the half, pushing the lead to 21-0.

The Cyclones capitalized on a short field yet again, scoring on a 1-yard rushing touchdown after an interception at the 25-yard line.

Graham Van Patten got the Barons on the board when he busted loose for a 64-yard touchdown run with 2:34 remaining in the half to cut the lead to 28-6. However, Kelly connected with Lafayette for the second time just over a minute later, this time on a 65-yard touchdown pass and catch, stretching the lead to 35-6 at the half.

Following a PG touchdown to open the second half, Van Patten added his second touchdown of the game on a 5-yard touchdown run to cut the lead to 41-12.

Walker Carswell returned the ensuing kickoff for an 80-yard touchdown, and Kellett added his second rushing touchdown of the game to push the lead up to 55-12 early in the fourth quarter.

Sophomore running back Doc Walker completed the scoring with a 2-yard rushing touchdown with 1:54 remaining, cutting the Barons deficit to 55-19.