Oct. 24, 2012 — Russell found some big plays and a win, defeating East Carter 28-7 on a rainy Friday night to secure second place in the Class 3A District 6 standings.
“I thought (East Carter) played hard and defensively they hurt us,” Russell Coach Ivan McGlone said. “They forced us into the passing game, and that’s something we’ve been fairly successful with throughout the year. I thought tonight we were extremely successful with throwing.”
Three of the Red Devils’ touchdowns were set up by an Evans-to- Bronson Korzep reception, including the first drive of the game which saw Korzep get a 3-yard touchdown run as well.
With senior running back Googie Hayes out with an MCL injury, Korzep was among those asked to pick up the slack.
”He (Korzep) catches the ball well and we always thought of him as a receiver, but I’ve come to conclusion he might be able to run the ball too.” McGlone said.
Troy Huffine ran the ball well for Russell too, leading the Red Devils with 87 yards rushing on 20 carries and scoring two touchdowns.
With under a minute left, and Russell already missing on a deep pass, the Devils just handed the ball off to Stevens hoping to take time off the clock. He then busted through for a 56-yard run that put the Red Devils at the three-yard line, which led to a Korzep 1-yard touchdown run for a 21-0 halftime lead.
“Basically we were going to eat up the clock,” McGlone said. “We seem to be to successful doing that sometimes, where we run a little short trap when we’re spread out. Sometimes we get those big yards.
“It’s a shame he didn’t get in there, because he did the load.” East Carter coach Zack Moore said after stopping them on the pass, his defensive line just made a mistake.