Linden plugs holes, gets results

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 27, 2007

THOMASTON &8212; One of Linden High Schools biggest threats on offense and defense, fullback and linebacker, Maurice Tate, saw limited play on defense and no play on offense Friday night against A.L. Johnson due to a nagging ankle injury.

To try and fill the role of a leading rusher and scorer on offense, Patriot head coach Andro Williams called on Korneilus Fountain, whose brother Darius Fountain is normally the second offensive threat almost even with Tate. It was a good call.

He did it big on offense. In his team&8217;s 60-8 victory on the road against A.L. Johnson High School the junior running back, who hasn&8217;t started a game this season, ran for 247 of his team&8217;s 375 yards rushing. Fountain also racked up the huge yardage on only 16 carries and ended up with four touchdowns in the process.

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He averaged over 15 yards a carry and a touchdown every four touches. Williams was impressed with the numbers, but he also noted that the offensive line helped out with one of its best performances this year.

On the other side, A.L. Johnson&8217;s production wasn&8217;t nearly as impressive. The Eagles managed only 64 total yards in the game to the Patriots&8217; 423, scoring once off a beautiful 23-yard pass from quarterback Courtney Peterson over the shoulder of Kejuan McGhee in the end zone. But one pretty one wasn&8217;t enough.

The Patriots scored twice in the first quarter off a 25- and 3-yard run from Korneilus Fountain. The team scored three more touchdowns in the second quarter off a screen to Darius Fountain, a 47-yard interception return from Gary Williams and two touchdowns from Korneilus Fountain from 44- and 44-yards out.

The Patriots scored three more in the second half off of an 11-yard run from Sean Richardson, a quarterback keeper from inches out from Ajalon Bruno and a 3-yard run from Trent Tensely.