Saturday, September 29, 2012

SPORTS STORY >> Carlisle runs over Lions at Clarendon

Leader sportswriter

Friday night marked another runaway 2A-6 Conference victory for Carlisle as the Bison routed Clarendon 44-6 at Rush Harding Field.

The Bison (4-0, 2-0) led 36-6 at halftime and scored one more time in the third quarter to activate the sportsmanship/timing rule with a 16-yard touchdown run by Clinton Hampton.

Justice Bryant started off the scoring for Carlisle with an 11-yard touchdown run with 7:54 remaininging in the first quarter to give the Bison an early 6-0 lead. Junior running back Deron Ricks added to the Bison lead later in the period with a 13-yard rush for a touchdown, and the successful two-point conversion by senior quarterback Chris Hart gave Carlisle a 14-0 lead with 3:43 still left to go in the first.

Hart struck through the air early in the second quarter with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Ricks at the 11:04 mark.

Hart also called his own number again on the conversion attempt and was successful to give the Bison a 22-0 lead.

The Lions finally got on the scoreboard midway through the second on a three-yard touchdown run, but Carlisle quickly answered with a four-yard touchdown run by Clinton Hampton. Hart passed to Reed for the two-point conversion, giving the Bison a 30-6 lead with 6:24 left until the half.

Ricks struck again before the intermission with 17-yard rumble for a touchdown that set the halftime margin.

Ricks had 15 carries for 152 yards and two touchdowns, while Hampton finished with seven carries for 53 yards and two scores.

Hart was 5 for 8 passing for 79 yards and a touchdown, and also had two interceptions on the defensive side for Carlisle.

The Bison will be on the road again next week with a trip to Brinkley. The Lions fell to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the 2A-6 Conference with the loss, and will host Hazen on Friday.