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Corydon stuffs Senators, 34-14

Corydon stuffs Senators, 34-14
Corydon stuffs Senators, 34-14
Corydon Central senior Aaron Motsinger gets a well-earned swig of water after scoring a touchdown in Friday night's victory over West Washington. He rushed for 82 yards in the win. (Photo by Randy West)

Corydon Central executed a near-perfect defensive performance against West Washington Friday night to win its third straight game.
The Panthers (5-2) held the state’s 5th leading rusher, Dylan Conrad, to just 21 yards on 10 carries during a 34-14 rout of the visiting Senators (5-2).
Coming into the game, Conrad had already rushed for 1,187 yards on 139 attempts this season.
Corydon head coach Jason Timberlake had a smile that stretched from goal line to goal line when he saw Conrad’s rushing numbers after the game.
Defensively, Casey Tuchscherer had seven tackles and three assists, David Terhune had seven tackles, Anthony Mellado had seven, and Jason Ward had six take-downs.
‘We made some adjustments on defense going into last week’s game, and I thought our kids kind of played a little passive last week,’ Corydon coach Jason Timberlake said. ‘This week we focused on that in practice, and tonight we played the defense like it’s supposed to be played.
‘I was real happy to see that.” Senior halfback Brandon Wood rushed for 105 yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns. Aaron Motsinger had 82 yards on nine attempts with a score, and both Eric Fowler and Kyle White recorded 53-yard rushing nights. White scored the game’s final touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Corydon’s first score came on a two-yard run by sophomore quarterback Josh Windell in the opening period, which ended with the Panthers on top, 7-0.
In the second period, Wood had a 12-yard run for a score and Motsinger recorded a touchdown from 27 out for a 21-0 advantage.
West Washington finally got on the board on an 11-yard pass play from Ryan Kemp to Michael Bussiere to set the halftime margin at 21-6.
Wood had the only score of the third frame as he weaved his way to paydirt from 29 yards out.
The Senators’ final score was a 20-yard pass play from Kemp to Bussiere.
Corydon rushed for 346 yards, had 18 first downs, and was penalized only three times for 25 yards. The Panthers had three completions in the game, with Eric Haub hauling in one pass for 16 yards and David Bradstock catching one for 14.
The Senators were held to 38 yards rushing. They threw for 179 yards and had 13 first downs.