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HIGHLIGHTS: Railers Run Over Mustangs

Mike Hammett - September 13, 2013 10:49 pm

The Newton Railers used a potent ground attack and controlled the game in a 49-35 win over Salina Central on Friday night at Salina Stadium.

The Railers ran for 570 yards and racked up 631 yards of total offense in the win.

The game potentially swung Newton’s way early. After the Mustangs went three-and-out on the opening possession, Newton faced fourth-and-one inside its own 40. Braeden Morrison dove over the top of the pile and was stopped near the first down. However, Newton converted, and Seth Hill scored three plays later on a 53-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 lead.

The Mustangs went four-and-out on their next possession. Newton scored again three plays later when Morrison hit Cory Martens for a 61-yard touchdown pass. The two-point conversion was good, putting the Railers up 15-0.

Central finally got some traction on offense on the next drive, going six plays and 60 yards, resulting in a two-yard touchdown plunge by Malik Veal. The Mustangs trailed 15-7 after a quarter.

Newton would score two straight touchdowns, as Jack Kingsley ran in from a yard out and Morrison scored from eight yards for the 29-7 lead.

The Mustangs answered back with a quick five-play drive, featuring a 23-yard reception by Matt Rowe, a 31-yard catch by Veal and then Veal’s 11-yard touchdown run, pulling the Mustangs within 29-14.

Newton added a final first half score on a 7-yard Kingsley run and led 37-14 at the break.

The Railers pushed their lead to 35 following Morrison’s 20-yard touchdown run and Hill’s 8-yard scoring scamper, going up 49-14.

The Mustangs tried to rally late. Maldaner’s 18-yard touchdown run with 2:42 to go in the third quarter made it 49-21. After a 51-yard run by Maldaner, Veal scored from two-yards out and trailed 49-28 with 11:16 left. The Mustangs added one more score, when Maldaner ran in from eight-yards out with 1:51 to play.

Maldaner threw for 233 yards and ran for 177 more. Casey Rayas had over 100 yards receiving for Central.

Morrison, Hill, Kingsley and Bradley Million all ran for over 100 yards in the game.

The Railers improve to 1-1, 1-1 AVCTL Division I, while the Mustangs drop to 0-2, 0-2 AVCTL Division I. The Mustangs travel to St. Thomas Aquinas next week.

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