The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Sports

October 4, 2013

Healthy Tribe tramples Marion on homecoming

ANDERSON, Ind. — A healthy Anderson football team is a happy Anderson football team.

The Indians got the majority of its expected lineup back for the first time this season and racked up 522 yards of total offense in a 61-13 pasting of Marion on homecoming Friday.

Anderson's point total is believed to be the highest since at least 1986, and the win gave the Tribe (3-4, 2-2 North Central Conference) consecutive victories for the first time this season.

The Indians took the lead from the start, running 4:10 off the clock to start the first quarter and scoring on a 4-yard run by Jerian Beard. The senior star finished with a team-high 135 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries, leading a rushing offense that racked up 367 yards overall.

"That first drive was one of the better drives we've had this year," Anderson coach Randy Albano said. "We mixed it up well, we executed well, we did everything you're supposed to do. Our kids have played a lot better the last two weeks, and a lot of that is being healthy."

That health allowed the Indians to again pair Beard in the backfield with junior standout Tyler Welch. After scoring five touchdowns against New Castle last week, Welch added 116 yards and two scores against the Giants (1-6, 0-5 NCC).

Anderson led 21-0 after the first quarter, with Welch scoring on a 17-yard run and Robby Peal catching a 47-yard touchdown pass from Gaven Owens.

Owens finished 4-of-6 for 155 yards and two touchdowns. He added a 72-yard scoring strike to senior Brandan Chapman late in the first half, and the Indians led 35-0 at intermission.

The defense also got into the act, intercepting three passes and adding a 75-yard touchdown on Bryant White's fumble return. White simply ripped the football away from a Marion running back and sprinted untouched in the opposite direction for the first score of the second half.

"Our kids have shown we do have a lot of speed," Albano said. "And one of the things we've really improved on this year is defensive football."

Anderson's interceptions came from Chapman, Logan Throesch and Kevin Jackson. The Indians also recorded three sacks and held the Giants to just 80 rushing yards.

Anderson led 41-0 after White's fumble return. Beard and Welch added touchdown runs of 22 and 18 yards respectively at the end of the third quarter and start of the fourth quarter, and Nakosh Chamberlain capped the Tribe's scoring with a 77-yard run with 6:12 to play.

Marion's touchdowns came on a 43-yard passes from Lorenzo Trevino to Darick Jones and from Niko Trevino to Jermaine Smith.

Anderson travels to Muncie Central next week with a chance to move above .500 in NCC play.

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Riverfield splits pair in regional It was a tale of two completely different ball games for the Riverfield softball all-stars Friday at the regional in South Bend. Riverfield lost game one to Illinois 13-2 but bounced back to beat Iowa 14-1 in the afternoon to stay alive in the national tournament.

    July 25, 2014

  • SPT - HB0726 - Mathis - Colts Camp day two 101 Mathis getting lighter workload as Colts get creative

    Robert Mathis is caught in an interesting predicament. The veteran outside linebacker finds himself preparing as hard as he can to play a football season that he will watch for the first month on television. That's the result of a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, and it means fans will see less of the league's reigning sack champion on the practice field.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-HB0726-Ballard2-ColtsCampdaytwo267.jpg Ballard carted off practice field

    The first scary moment of Indianapolis Colts training camp came Friday afternoon courtesy of running back Vick Ballard. The former Mississippi State star went to the ground early in the public practice after catching an undefended pass in individual drills.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0726 - Thornton - Colts Camp day two 200 Healthy Thornton 'having a blast' at Colts Camp

    Hugh Thornton is making up for lost time. After missing the majority of training camp with an injured ankle as a rookie last summer, the offensive lineman reported a day early to Anderson University this week.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - HB0725 - Colts Camp - 007 CB Darius Butler holds tight to No. 20 The number 20 has grown to mean something to Darius Butler. The former second-round pick was running out of chances when the Indianapolis Colts signed him during the 2012 season. Eleven starts and eight interceptions later, he’s ingrained as the team’s slot cornerback — working under the final season of a two-year, $4 million deal.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_3703.JPG Colts Quick Hits: Friday, July 25

    Notes, news and fun facts from Colts Training Camp at Anderson University.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-HB0725-ColtsCamp-080.jpg Comfortable Richardson looking for production

    On Sept. 18, the Indianapolis Colts secured the services of running back Trent Richardson from the Cleveland Browns. He spent the remainder of the season trying to catch up.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-HB0725-ColtsCamp-128.jpg Luck plans to use preseason time wisely

    Managing the situations that crop up during a football game is at the top of Andrew Luck's to-do list. But his more immediate concern is maximizing every snap of training camp at Anderson University.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • irsay.jpg Colts Camp Blog: Irsay's expectations and other musings

    News and notes of interest from Colts Training Camp in Anderson.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • Chris Hacker image Hacker helping kids go to camp Born with an injury that affects the nerves controlling the muscles in his left arm hasn’t slowed Chris Hacker when he climbs behind a race car.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin

Latest Racing News