Barlow beats down Reynolds 57-20
Mt. Hood Conference
GRESHAM — From wire to wire, it was clear that Barlow was in command of this game.
Barlow (2-2, 0-1 MHC) exploded for 35 points in the second half as they went on to defeat Reynolds (0-4, 0-2 MHC) 57-20 at Mt. Hood Community College on Friday night.
"We had to scrap and claw a little bit in the first half, but I am proud of the way kids were able to step in and play well," Barlow head coach Terry Summerfield said. "Knowing what we had, we knew that we could play this way. This was a good confidence booster for us."
The Bruins set the tone on the first play of the game as Jobadiah Malary intercepted a pass from Reynolds quarterback Jaden Hawkinson to give Barlow great field position at the Raiders 31-yard line. Coincidentally, Malary when get the ball on Barlow's first offensive play and he would break three tackled on his way to the end zone to put the Bruins up 7-0 less than a minute into the contest.
"It was nice to get the early momentum," Summerfield said. "We had a few setbacks, but for the most part, we were in control for the whole game. I thought our kids handled everything well."
After Reynolds went three-and-out on their second possession, Barlow would once again get great field position. And once again, the Bruins would capitalize as Malary would punch the ball in from two yards out to give Barlow the 13-0 cushion.
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