Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


October 26, 2013

Mounties hammer Titans

Taylor closes 0-10 for second straight year.

Southmont was the squad making the long road trip, but the Mounties looked right at home against winless Taylor on Friday night in the opening round of Class 2A Sectional 35 play.

The Mounties rolled to a 56-12 win in their highest-scoring game since 1997.

The Mounties scored on their first six possessions and led 21-0 at the end of the first quarter and 42-6 at halftime

“I was very pleased with the start,” Southmont coach Desson Hannum said. “We had kind of taken the perspective that if we’re going to be on a long road trip like this, we’re going to treat it like a business trip. We didn’t want to worry about anything other than what’s going on right here in this game. We wanted to focus on winning and doing the things necessary to win.

“It was nice to see the kids coming out with great energy, great enthusiasm. You could just tell they were ready to play as soon as the game started,” Hannum added.

The Titans, meanwhile, offered little resistance.

“We just didn’t match their physicality,” Taylor coach Eric Davis said.

Southmont improved to 4-6, snapping a four-game losing streak during which it scored just 46 points. The Mounties lost their starting QB to a season-ending injury during that stretch. They played several sophomores in key roles in Friday’s game.

Southmont moved the ball at will in the first half against Taylor, rushing for 276 yards on 25 attempts and gaining another 40 yards on 2-of-2 passing. Nathaniel Farabree had a pair of rushing touchdowns, Chance Brown and Zach Worm ran for a score each and QB Jarrett Todd had TD passes to Farabee and Brown.

The Titans, meanwhile, had just 120 yards in the first half. Southmont’s Hunter Isenberg ended a pair of Taylor drives with interceptions.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • SPL - KT082114 Brett Bowman column-pic Smackdown gets rolling tonight The three biggest nights of the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series’ season kick off tonight and conclude Saturday night with the third-running of the Stoops’ Freightliner Sprint Car Smackdown at the Kokomo Speedway.The event is rapidly gaining mo

    August 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Kokomo tennis 04 Prep roundup for Thursday, Aug. 21: Kokomo tennis tops Alex Kokomo’s boys tennis team topped Alexandria 4-1 on the Wildkat courts on Wednesday to even the Kats’ record at 1-1.The No. 1 doubles team of Blake Brookshire and Joey Hurlocker won 6-2, 6-4 and were the first point off the court for the Kats. The No.

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Taylor fball practice 01 Titans adjusting on the fly to new coach When Taylor found itself without a football coach after the sudden departure of Eric Davis in the first week of preseason practice, the school turned to one person who couldn’t say no, no matter how difficult the situation.Long-time girls basketball

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • EHSvsPeruFB 19 Peru looks to take another step in the right direction The Peru football team posted a 4-6 record last year, which marked the Bengal Tigers’ best showing since the 2000 team went 7-5.Peru coach Bob Prescott would like to build on its 2013 success.“We are trying to improve every day, and taking it one day

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jenkins card Greatest Save brings Major Leaguers to Kokomo Community First Bank Executive Vice President Bob Hickman saw first hand the great benefits and excitement the Greatest Save program brought to the community of Evansville the last two years. He watched as Major League Baseball legends like Rollie Fi

    August 21, 2014 3 Photos

  • Age no opponent for some of NFL's veteran stars NEW YORK (AP) — There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head. You can't see them from far away, but up close, tiny gray hairs are starting to emerge — color-sapped reminders that the New York Jets quarterback is no longer the speedy y

    August 20, 2014

  • SPL - KT082014 - Western football preview - pic FOOTBALL: Western preview Western's football team ran the ball on 575 of its 634 offensive plays last season. Three players combined to account for 424 of the rushing attempts. Expect a much different look from the Panthers under new coach Ronnie Jankovich.

    August 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPL - KT082014 - Cass football preview - mug FOOTBALL: Cass preview Lewis Cass may lack experience entering this season, but not moxie. The Kings return just a handful of starters from last year’s team that finished 5-5, one of the few teams in recent program history that did not win more games than it lost.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT082014 - County boys XC preview - pic BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Howard County preview Western's boys cross country team is ready to chase after more championship hardware. The Panthers are four-time defending Mid-Indiana Conference champions and two-time defending Logansport Sectional winners.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep roundup for Wednesday, Aug. 20 Taylor's boys soccer team got its season off to a flying start with a 5-1 victory over Western on Tuesday night, highlighted by a hat trick from Hunter Stephens. It marked the first time the Titans had beaten the Panthers in Mike Shane's tenure as coach.

    August 20, 2014