B-G’s Ross breaks loose against Oxford; S-E wins first

B-G 36, Oxford 15

OXFORD – Outside of three running plays, Oxford coach Mike Chrystie felt his team played “okay.”

Those three plays, however, all went for long touchdown runs to give B-G its second win in as many years over the Blackhawks Friday night.

B-G senior Dustin Ross scored on his team’s second and fourth offensive plays – both 64-yard bursts – and he added a 56-yard jaunt in the fourth quarter to cap a 222-yard rushing day. “We talked about containing Ross, and we just lost contain on three plays,” said Oxford coach Mike Chrystie. “They didn’t show us anything we weren’t prepared for. We didn’t execute on a few plays, and that cost us.”



James Banta scored on his second TD reception of the year from B-G quarterback Justin Pepper in the second quarter to help up the margin to 24-0.

Oxford got on the board before halftime on Travis Frank’s one-yard run. Frank was the workhorse on offense and defense for Oxford rushing for 67 yards, while also picking up a team-high 12 tackles. “We’re going to rely heavily on Travis’ experience and work ethic the rest of the season,” Chrystie said. “He always gives us everything he has.”

Pepper added a TD run in the third quarter, the second straight week he had at least a scoring pass and a scoring run.

Frank’s four-yard TD run in the fourth made it 30-15, and Oxford had an opportunity to do further damage, but fumbled away a punt return.


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