YORKTOWN — Greenfield-Central tried to rattle explosive Yorktown right after winning the coin toss Friday night, by deferring the ball until the second-half kick.
Good thought, but not-so-good result.
Red-hot Tigers’ quarterback Riley Neal made the Cougars pay, and then a lot more.
Neal’s 72-yard bomb to Chandler Carroll on the first play from scrimmage was a mere appetizer, as Yorktown wolfed down a hapless G-C squad 62-13.
The Tigers, ranked 12th in Class 3A, scored on all of their first nine possessions while walloping their fourth straight opponent and eclipsing the 200-point mark for the year.
While Yorktown (4-0, 2-0 Hoosier Heritage Conference) topped the 60-point mark for the second time this season, the Cougars (1-3- 0-2) allowed at least as many for the second straight week (Delta beat G-C 60-7).
“Did we stop them?,” asked Cougars’ coach Roger Dodson. “I don’t have a whole lot to say. You saw the game.”
The answer to Dodson’s question was no, until the Tiger starters exited midway through the third quarter, ahead 62-7.
Neal ended 13-for-17, for 295 yards and five touchdowns to four different targets. He’s thrown for over 1,000 yards for the season.
Carroll scored five times — the other four on runs — and had triple digits in both rushing (181) and receiving yardage (101).
Yorktown put up four TDs in the first quarter and pulled away after G-C matched the Tigers’ initial score on a 62-yard drive and 4-yard run by Andy Kim.
Carroll added TD runs of 10 and 67 yards in the opening period, the latter as time ran out. He would also tally in the second quarter (10 yards) and cap off the rout with 29-yard score.