Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 | 12:09 a.m.
Legacy forced a turnover on Arbor View’s first possession and capitalized with a scoring drive to lead 6-0. The Aggies detonated from there, scoring almost every time they touched the ball for the rest of the first quarter.
Curtis Jones broke free for two long touchdown runs and returned a punt for another score to put Arbor View ahead 28-6 before the start of the second quarter.
“It was fast and furious,” Arbor View coach Dan Barnson said. “People don’t realize this about us this year, but we’re so young. We have 20 brand new starters, and they don’t have a lot of game experience. We’ve got to work through some things.”
Jones finished with eight carries for 158 yards and three rushing touchdowns. But Legacy’s Tiger Geeslin was the game’s leading rusher with 186 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.
“He was off to the races,” Barnson said. “That kid took off on us.”
But Arbor View was able to sustain the onslaught with big plays of its own. Morris Jackson complemented Jones with 93 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
Quarterback Hayden Bollinger tossed a long touchdown pass to Bishop Jones on the run-first Aggies’ only completion.
“We made too many mistakes on defense,” Legacy coach John Isola said. “That’s the thing with their offense — you can’t let them get it easy.”
It was Arbor View’s third straight victory in the rivalry, giving the school the series lead for the first time at 5-4.
“It’s just a cool thing,” Barnson said. “You want to be a part of games like this.”