By Russ Green-Sports Editor
North Andrew showed it is ready to make a return engagement to the Edward Jones Dome this year. The Cardinals, last season’s 8-man state runner-up and this fall’s top-ranked squad, improved to 3-0 with a 52-8 romp over the visiting Hardin-Central Bulldogs.
It was the first loss in four games for the fifth-ranked Bulldogs.
Quayde Bauman proved to be a thorn in the side of Hardin-Central. The senior fullback carried 27 times Friday night for 212 yards, while finding the end zone five times. The Cardinals collected 390 rushing yards for the evening to go along with quarterback Gunner Hughes who completed 5 of his 7 passes for an additional 40 yards. While the North Andrew offense was in top gear, the Hardin-Central offense had trouble with the Cardinals defense. The Bulldogs were held to a season-low 113 yards rushing on 41 attempts. Sean Utley completed one of his 4 passes for 7 yards, with Rhyler Estenbaum completing one of his 2 passes for another 33 yards.
Estenbaum also led the Hardin-Central ground attack with 45 yards on 22 carries in addition to making a team-high 15 tackles with an interception.
It didn’t take long for North Andrew to take control of the night as Bauman scored the first of his five touchdowns with a 19-yard run on the second play from scrimmage for the Cardinals. The conversion run failed, and the Bulldogs had a quick answer to take the lead.
The complete story is in the Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 Richmond News.