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River Falls To Fort Frye 48-17

By Staff | Sep 2, 2009

The River Pilots met a unstoppable force Aug. 28 in Fort Frye’s running game, as the Cadets racked up 429 yards on the ground and scored six touchdowns rushing to drop the Pilots first regular season loss in quite some time, 48-17.

Of those 429 yards, 167 of them came from Cadet senior quarterback Tanner Robinson who rushed 14 times that led to several break aways for lengthy gains, including a 48-yard touchdown scamper in the second quarter.

The Cadets also got a 100-yard game from senior tailback David Rabourn, who carried 11 times to pick up 106 yards, including a pair of touchdowns. Justin Ellis, meanwhile, rushed for 82 yards and three scores.

River standout Dylan Potts accounted for the bulk of River’s production. He hit Devan Potts for a 15-yard score to get the Pilots on the board in the second quarter, He then plunged in from eight yards out in the third quarter. Tanner Wright added a 33-yard field goal in the fourth period to cap the scoring.

“We will go out and start the season all over again Sept. 4,” said Pilot Head Coach Mike Flannery. “We have to have a short term memory and take on the challenges that lie ahead.”

The Pilots had 310 yards of offense, with 220-yards coming through the air. The Pilots moved the ball well and moved the chains 14 times, to Fort Frye’s 20 times.

In the rushing department, Dylan Potts scrambled for 38 yards and a TD, while Austin McConn added 26 yards rushing. Greg Caretti took in five yards on one tote. Dylan also connected on 15-26 for 182 yards and had two passes intercepted. Tyler Jeffers hauled in five passes for 84 yards, while Devan Potts grabbed seven passes for 85 yards and a TD.

River will host Newcommerstown Friday night in their home opener at 7:30 p.m. at Flannery Field.