Prep Grid Round-up ... Week 2: 'Hounds shot down by Windsor

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

SWEET SPRINGS -- The Orrick hangover carried into the 2009 season for the Sweet Springs football team.

A year ago, after opening the season with a convincing loss to the defending and eventual Class 1 state champions, the Greyhounds were nipped at Windsor. On Friday, it wasn't close, as the I-70 Conference's "other" Greyhounds scored 21 unanswered second-half points for a 37-12 victory.

"They pretty much took it to us in the second half," admitted Sweet Springs head coach Tim Smith. "We couldn't stop their run and we had trouble sustaining drives."

Windsor junior Skylar Belzer, an all-district transfer from Cole Camp, had touchdown runs of 5 and 79 yards during the first half. The 'Hounds answered both times, with a 5-yard run by senior Tyler Dohrman and senior Tyler Armstrong's 73-yard dash a mere 15 seconds after Belzer's long run.

Leading 16-12 at halftime, Windsor put down the hammer after the break. Junior Dillon Johnson scored on a 36-yard pass from junior Ryan Hamilton in the third quarter and 37-yard run in the forth.

In between, junior Chase Drenon capped a short drive with a 8-yard run after Windsor came up with the first of three interceptions off of senior Billy Martin.

Belzer rushed for 177 yards on 18 carries for Windsor (1-1, 1-1 I-70), which racked up 457 total yards on offense.

Armstrong accounted for 91 of Sweet Springs' 170 yards.

The 'Hounds (0-2, 0-2) will go on the road for the first time Friday to meet league neighbor St. Paul.

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