Walker rides defense to victory
by Brandon Simmons
MDJ Sports Correspondent
September 07, 2013 01:56 AM | 2183 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
North Cobb Christian’s Casey Brown, left, hauls in a pass early in the first half as Walker defender Matt Wheeler tries to bring him down.
North Cobb Christian’s Casey Brown, left, hauls in a pass early in the first half as Walker defender Matt Wheeler tries to bring him down.
ACWORTH — Thanks to another dominating performance by the Walker defense, the Wolverines cruised to an easy 42-7 win over North Cobb Christian.

For the second game in a row, the Wolverines’ defense did not allow an opposing offense to get in the end zone. Two weeks ago, Walker shut out Temple 21-0 to open the season.

“Defense played great once again,” Walker coach John East said. “They’re playing super.”

The Eagles’ lone touchdown of the game took place on the opening kickoff, as Chris Sander electrified the home crowd with a 93-yard return to put the Eagles ahead 7-0.

Despite dressing only 20 players, the Eagles held the Wolverines scoreless for most of the first half before Cameron Bloebaum’s 1-yard quarterback sneak made the score 7-6.

With under a minute left in the first half, Bloebaum connected on a 43-yard pass to Kevin Bray, which set up a 2-yard touchdown pass to Bradley Moore with 4 seconds left in the first half.

The successful 2-point conversion gave Walker a 14-7 lead.

“Cam Bloebaum did a great job,” East said. “He threw the ball well tonight.”

The Eagles’ lack of depth and mounting injuries gave way in the second half, as Walker scored three touchdowns in the third quarter to increase their lead to 35-7.

Moore, Lahue and Wood scored on touchdown runs of 1, 36 and 28 respectively. Walker scored its final touchdown when Lahue scored on a 50-yard run on the first play for the fourth quarter to give the Wolverines a a 35-point lead.

“The two tailbacks were the 1-2 punch,” East said.

Despite dropping to 0-2 with the loss, North Cobb Christian coach Scott Ryle said he saw some good things from his team.

“Unfortunately, we got banged up early in the second half in some key spots, and with our numbers and stuff, that makes it tough but I’m proud of how the kids played and their effort,” Ryle said.

In addition to Lahue’s 123 yards rushing, Wood rushed for 82 yards on five carries. Bray led the Wolverines with five catches for 77 yards.

Mark Watson led the Eagles with 69 rushing yards on eight carries.

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