By Keith Harrington
There is a workout program that has been on the market for years called "Bigger, Faster, Stronger." If the developers ever need someone to cut a commercial to promote the product it could star the Warrensburg-Lake George football team.
The Wolverines used their superior size and physicality to defeat Granville-Whitehall 65-0 on Saturday in a performance that was simply dominant. It was the first home game for the newly merged Granville-Whitehall team and the debut of the new playing surface at Ambrose Gilligan Field.
Warrensburg-Lake George led 30-0 after a quarter and 52-0 at halftime, rolling up 457 yards of total offense. Brody McCabe led the Wolverines with 150 yards on the ground and three touchdowns on nine carries.
Granville-Whitehall had a chance to gain some momentum off the opening kickoff. They tried to catch the Wolverines off guard with a trick play with a double pass. RJ Monger threw into the flat for Alex Torres who fired a pass dep down the left sideline. The attempt just went off the fingers of the intended receiver.
"Very tough day at the office," Granville-Whitehall coach Darin Eggleston said after the game. "I thought we would have more for them than that."
Eggleston thought a connection on the big play early could have given his team some momentum.
"I think that first play could have been a touchdown," Eggleston added. "That might have changed things a lot."
In the first quarter Warrensburg-Lake George took command with a 31 yard touchdown run from Brody McCabe and a 12 yard run from Landon Olden. Caden Allen found Luke Sheldon with a 22 yard scoring pass and Tristan Hitchcock scored on a two yard touchdown run.
Brody McCabe added scoring runs of four and 13 yards in the second stanza, with Gavin McCabe sandwiching a 30 yard scamper in between.
Allen scored on a 20 yard run off a well-designed bootleg in the third quarter. Trey Stathis tacked on a two yard run in the fourth.
Allen was 5 for 5 passing for 80 yards for the Wolverines.
In the second half Granville-Whitehall finally was able to establish a bit of a ground game after attempting to pass the ball more in the opening two quarters.
"We got some things going with the run in the second half. Maybe we should have just tried to pound them more," Eggleston said.
The size advantage for the Wolverines that was evident looking out on the field was a major factor.
"They are just so big," Eggleston said.
Brent Perry, Torres, Troy Austin, Kyle Lavin, Chad Monty and Monger were involved in several plays on defense for Granville-Whitehall.
Lake George-Warrensburg is 2-0 on the season. Granville-Whitehall is 0-2.
Photo Credit-Jen Dickinson