JARRETT LEWIS…INDIANA SRN
UPLAND, Ind. – Not just the Jets, but the Flying Jets at that, and did they ever in their week three matchup with Covenant Christian. Adams Central used the ground and pound game to dominate the Warriors at Taylor University 42-19.
Leading the wing-T ground attack for the Flying Jets was junior tailback Keegan Bluhm. On 24 carries, Bluhm ran into and over defenders for 185 yards. All three of his touchdowns came in the second half, securing the win for good after a 21-0 halftime lead. Bluhm scored from 28, 10, and 8 yards out.
Adams Central scored touchdowns on six of their eight total drives. They began the scoring in the first quarter with their senior quarterback Ryan Black trotting in on a five-yard score. Black followed up the first drive with a QB sneak into the endzone on the second drive. He ended the game with 62 yards on the ground and 93 yards in the air.
Adams Central only attempted seven passes, with Black completing four of them, three of those hauled in by Trevor Currie, who scored on a 24-yard corner route late in the second quarter. Currie, who also converted three of his four PAT attempts, had 81 yards receiving on his three catches.
Complementing the run game of Bluhm and Black were wingbacks Gavin Cook and Ryan Tester. Cook averaged over 10 yards per carry, ending the game with 68 yards on six attempts. Tester used his 4 rushes to gain 31 yards.
Despite the loss, Warriors senior quarterback Tony Flatt had his best game so far in the season. He went 25 of 38 and nearly eclipsed the 300-yard mark, ending with 297 yards passing. Flatt was also the leading rusher tonight, as the Adams Central front line was impenetrable for the Warriors tailback John Nabors.
Covenant scored on their first two second-half possessions, including their first score being a designed hook and ladder play involving Luke Munoz pitching to Gavin Tindall, a 72-yard catch and run in the third quarter. The two top targets for Flatt this year each went over the century mark in receiving, Munoz with 101 and Tindall at 113. Munoz scored his touchdown in the last minute of the game on a 63-yard reception.
Adams Central starts the year 3-0 and will now enter conference play for the rest of the season. A week four meeting with Jay County at home is up next for the Flying Jets. Covenant Christian will suit up to take on North Putnam on the road next week.