Article courtesy Richie Hall and the Hamilton County Reporter.
After a long bus ride to Terre Haute South Friday night, the Noblesville football team was ready to run.
And run the Millers did. Noblesville cranked up its ground game and overwhelmed the Braves 50-0. The Millers got a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter, then poured in 30 points in the second period.
Noblesville coach Dave Sharpe had plenty of good things to say about his team after the game.
“Our offensive line played really well,” said Sharpe. He noted that the Millers “cleaned up a lot of the glaring mistakes” that they had while dealing with Mount Vernon’s defense last week.
“They were so determined to get better,” Sharpe said of his offensive line.
As a result, the Millers racked up 401 yards rushing. Noblesville did not attempt a pass in the game.
Trey Speek and Holden Montarsi started things off with short runs for touchdowns in the first quarter. Speek began the second period with a two-yard score, then Owen Jones let loose for two long scoring streaks, 58 yards and 69 yards. Speek scored again late in the second, and the Millers got a safety in between.
Noblesville led 43-0 at halftime, and hit the 50-point mark when Andrew Petrulis zoomed into the end zone from 93 yards. Grayden Addison made three extra-point kicks and a two-point conversion, with Nathan Logue getting the extra-point kick on Petrulis’ touchdown.
“Our guys are focused,” said Sharpe. “We have a lot of confidence and we really got shell shocked by that really good Mount Vernon team.”
Sharpe said the Millers wanted to make a statement in the first quarter and was “really happy” for his team.
“All that hard worked really paid off and everybody’s all smiles now on the way home,” said Sharpe.
Jones led the Noblesville rushing with 154 yards in five carries. Mason Bohland had two tackles.
The Millers are 1-1 and travel to Fishers next Friday to begin Hoosier Crossroads Conference play.