The Alderson-Broaddus football team is on a roll. In its first season since 1930, the Batters have now won their first five games of the 2012 season. On Sunday, A-B beat the JV team at Marietta College 57-6.
The Battlers scored first in the first quarter. Quarterback Matt Hommell found Jamaine Sherman on a 12-yard touchdown pass just three minutes into the game. Hommell then hit Jacob Miller on a 62-yard passing score. Caelen Ecos succeeded on a two-point conversion and A-B found itself with a 15-0 lead. Philip Warner hit a 46-yard field goal to extend the lead in the opening quarter.
Wilson Vaughn took over under center in the second quarter. Nine seconds into the quarter he connected with Isaac Silafau on a 12-yard pass to score and give A-B a 25-0 advantage. Defensive back Mike Offutt grabbed an interception for the Battlers. Vaughn and Andrew Garcia capitalized on the turnover, getting a 15-yard touchdown pass out of it. Ecos scored on another two point conversion following that touchdown. Kicker Jordan Butler tried his leg out before halftime and sent a 23-yard field goal through the uprights, giving A-B a 36-0 lead. Before the teams could make it to the locker room, Damiyan Caldwell intercepted another Marietta pass. A-B capitalized on that too. Quarterback Adam Wattenbarger found Sherman on a 16-yard scoring pass.
The third quarter saw more good Battler defense. Defensive Lineman Zach Barnes recovered a fumble and ran it 68 yards the other way for another A-B score, making the score 50-0. The Battlers' last touchdown was a nice 77-yard run from Hommell.
Alderson-Broaddus beat Marietta 57-6.
Hommell ended up 7-10 passing for 140 yards and two scores. He had 77 rushing yards on two carries and one touchdown. Vaughn went 7-11 for 83 yards.
Sherman recorded four receptions for 40 yards and two scores.
A-B's defense allowed Marietta just 150 yards. The Battlers forced four turnovers. Offut, Caldwell and Daenerius Wilson all grabbed interceptions. Tyler Hargrove had a sack.