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EF Yellowjackets knock out Ore City Rebels, 49-14

By Joe Holloway Sports correspondent
Oct. 5, 2012 at 10 p.m.


ELYSIAN FIELDS - The Elysian Fields Yellowjackets (2-0, 3-2) knocked off the Ore City Rebels 49-14 at Jacket Stadium on Friday night.

The Jackets offense put up more than 400 yards in their Homecoming game effort that featured quarterback Trevor Spear.

"Trevor is a great athlete," said Elysian Fields head coach Eric King. "He's one of many in our team."

Spear was 6 of 10 through the air for 184 yards and three touchdowns. He also notched two rushing touchdowns, including a 67-yard third down rush for the score.

"He can pass. He can run," said King. "He's just a good player and a good kid."

The Jackets dominated the first half, running up a 28-0 lead before Ore City quarterback Matthew Casey hit running back AJ Casey in the end zone with 33 seconds left in the second quarter for the Rebels first points of the game.

Spear accounted for all four of Elysian Fields first half touchdowns.

He connected with wide receiver Nathan Hall for touchdown strikes of 12 and 33 yards in addition to his two rushing touchdowns.

In the second half, Spear hooked up with wide receiver Christian Smith on a 95-yard touchdown strike.

The Elysian Fields defense was also a factor throughout the game, forcing and recovering four fumbles. Jackets defensive back Zane Barge pulled in an interception off a tipped ball in the first quarter.

"We forced a few takeaways," said King. "It's something we practice every week."

King said it's easy for a team to get distracted during homecoming week, but that he was happy with his team's performance.

"It's always a distraction," he said. "But our kids played well."

Ore City got their second touchdown on a 90-yard kick return by running back Jarmarkus Boyd. A two-point conversion got the Rebels to 14 points with 10:31 left in the game, but they were unable to find the end zone again.

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