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September 25, 2009

OF puts scare into Newton; loses 62-40

NEWTON — Newton might have won by over three touchdowns Friday but the Eagles will feel the punch delivered by the Orangefield Bobcats long into Saturday.

Newton moved to 5-0 with a 62-40 defeat of Orangefield (3-2) only after the Bobcats made sure the home team was never comfortable.

The two teams combined for 965 yards on the ground with Newton going for 501 and Orangefield gaining 464 yards rushing.

Kelvin Bennett rushed for an amazing 275 yards on 14 carries with three touchdowns. Bennett also ran back a kickoff for an 86-yard touchdown. 

The kickoff return was a huge momentum boost for Newton who was down 17-0 in the first quarter.

Orangefield dominated the game’s early goings.

The Bobcats only need four plays to score the game’s first touchdown as Evan Guidry, who had 150 yards on 19 carries, scored from 52 yards out.

Guidry later made it 14-0, after another Derrick Evans extra point, as he scored from a yard out.

Evans, who was celebrating his 18th birthday Friday, then booted a 22-yard field goal to make it 17-0 Orangefield with 2:09 left in the first.

Bennett then had his kickoff return before Guidry was at it again.

Guidry scored his third touchdown of the first quarter, this time from 44 yards out as Orangefield built a 24-7 lead with 1:38 left in the first quarter.

The Orangefield run was quickly halted as Newton would go on to score 21 unanswered points.

Reggie Adams started to join Bennett in running all over the place. Adams would finish the night with 196 yards on 16 carries with three touchdowns.

It was not until late in the game when Newton really put the Bobcats away.

Orangefield climbed to within 49-40 with 8:58 left in the game when quarterback Corey Huckabay found Logan Moss for a 49-yard touchdown strike. Huckabay was also a pest for the Eagles on the ground as he ran for 123 yards on 24 carries.

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