Pleasant Grove had backups on the field by the second quarter Friday night at Hawk Stadium. It was a game that most expected with the Hawks having no trouble with outmanned North Lamar, 56-0.
The Hawks needed only 23 seconds to light up the scoreboard. Logan Johnson scored on a 68-yard run. Johnson added another six-pointer minutes later to make it 14-0. Less than two minutes later Sam Bradshaw hauled in a 54-yard scoring pass from Jalen Woodside.
Pleasant Grove’s lead was 35-0 at halftime, and the margin could have been bigger. The Hawks were in the red zone with seconds left and took a knee. Backups Trenton Kelley and quarterback Garrett Harrison scored PG’s two touchdowns in the second period.
Hawks’ backups get into scoring act
The second half started like the first. PG’s Alex Galvan intercepted a Panther pass and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown 13 seconds into the third quarter. Hayden Koller added a 12-yard scoring run later in the same quarter.
Shawn Greene scored the Hawks’ final touchdown on a 3-yard run with 10:37 left in the game.
North Lamar managed only 12 yards against the Hawks’ defenders. The Panthers finished with a minus-14 on the ground and 26 via the airways.
Pleasant Grove (5-2, 2-0) used 10 running backs to gain 381 yards on 38 carries. Woodside and Harrison combined to pass for 115 yards, with Bradshaw contributing three catches for 83 yards.