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Spartans strike quickly at Carrollton, 39-19

Richmond quarterback Quinton Maxwell breaks a tackle early in Friday’s 39-19 Spartan win at Carrollton. Maxwell ran for a game-high 156 yards on 8 carries.  (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News)

Richmond quarterback Quinton Maxwell breaks a tackle early in Friday’s 39-19 Spartan win at Carrollton. Maxwell ran for a game-high 156 yards on 8 carries. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News)

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

The Richmond Spartans showed no ill effects from their Homecoming loss a week ago to the Higginsville Huskers. Instead, the Spartans came out and took control of the game early to spoil Homecoming festivities for the Carrollton Trojans as Richmond rolled to a 39-19 MRVC East victory.

Richmond, now 1-1 in the league and 4-2 overall, scored the first  four times it touched the football as the offense piled up 364 yards on the ground and added 88 more through the air.

“Offensively, we played really well and defensively we were stuffing them,” Richmond Coach Rob Bowers said. “The kids made plays and they came out ready to play. Carrollton’s Homecoming matched their emotion and we just snatched it away from them early.”

Carrollton (1-1 and 3-3) did pick itself off the canvas and was able to answer with a couple of touchdowns to get back in the game, but once again Richmond quickly responded to regain control of the night to defeat the Trojans for the fourth year in a row.

The Spartans ran 16 plays in the first quarter as they built a 21-0 cushion. Quinton Maxwell, who carried 8 times for 156 yards in the game, got the scoring started with a 38-yard touchdown run just five plays after Richmond took the opening kickoff. A three-and-out on the Spartans’ first defensive series quickly got the ball back for the offense. Maxwell, who completed 5 of his 8 passes, hooked up with Dylan Seely for a 44-yard scoring strike four-plays later for a 14-0 Richmond lead. Seely then picked off a Luke Wozny pass to set up his own 41-yard touchdown run on a reverse a few plays later to boost the visitors to a 21-0 lead after David Parker’s kick.

The second period began just as the first quarter ended with the Spartans scoring quickly as Maxwell raced 87 yards to the end zone just 48 seconds into the new quarter.

The complete story is in the Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 Richmond News.

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