PDT Sports Report
The beat goes on for the Kentucky Warriors as they came away 51-34 winners over the visiting Lancaster Sabres Saturday evening at Spartan Municipal Stadium.
The Warriors celebrated Veterans Appreciation Night with some offensive fireworks producing the most points of the season.
The scoring deluge began when David Mallory, who coach Dan Polcyn cited before the game as the emerging leader of the offense, scored on a run from three yards out. Mark Dheel’s extra point attempt was good to make it 7-0 Kentucky.
Mallory had a hand in the Warriors second touchdown of the game as he completed a 25-yard pass to Jermaine Payton to make it 13-0. Dheel’s kick made it 14-0 Warriors.
Lancaster answered with a 2-yard touchdown run to make it 14-6 but the extra point attempt was no good.
Mallory struck again with a 50-yard touchdown pass to Justin Patrick and the extra point attempt was good to make it 21-6.
The defense, which Polcyn referred to as the backbone of the team, joined in on the scoring when Angel Gurule had a 70-yard interception return to make it 27-6. Dheel’s extra point made it 28-6.
Dheel’s foot was kept busy when he tacked on a field goal from 25 yards out to make it 31-6 and it appeared that Kentucky was on its way to an easy victory.
The Sabres refused to go quietly and scored on a 25-yard touchdown pass to make it 31-12. The 2-point conversion attempt failed.
The Warriors answered with another Mallory touchdown, this time on a 3-yard run and the Dheel extra point made it 38-12.
However, Lancaster punched it in from one yard out to make it 38-18. The Sabres’ 2-point conversion attempt failed.
Jermain Payton the caught his second touchdown pass of the game, this time from Justin Lunsford to make it 44-18. The pass spanned 50 yards and Dheel’s extra point attempt failed.
The gap was again shortened when the Sabres answered with a 4-yard touchdown run and the 2-point conversion made it 44-26.
The Warriors’ special teams essentially put away any chance of a comeback when Cameron Cosby returned the ensuing kickoff 75 yards. With Dheel’s extra point, the score moved to 51-26.
The final score was reached when the Sabres again punched it in from one yard out to make it 51-34 with the 2-point conversion.
Mallory threw for two touchdowns completing seven of 11 passes for 130 yards. He also ran for 42 yards on 13 attempts with 2 touchdowns.
JoJo Parker led the Warriors with 57 yards rushing on 10 attempts while Jermaine Payton had two receptions for 75 yards and both receptions were touchdowns.
Steve Lee once gain led the defensive effort with eight tackles and two sacks.
The Warriors moved to 7-0 on the season and will travel to Cincinnati face the Falcons this Saturday.
PASSING:DAVID MALLORY-7/11 130YD 2TDS, LUNSFORD 1/2 50YD 1TD
RECEIVING:JERMAINE PAYTON 2-75YD 2TD
JUSTIN PATRICK 2-60 1TD
ANDREW OSBURN 1-22
CHRIS SOPHER 2-16
CHRIS STAMPER 1-7
RUSHING: JOJO PARKER 10-57
DAVID MALLORY 13-42 2TD
ANDREW OSBURN 7-28 FUMBLE
JOHN ESTES 4-25
TYLER EVANS 3-9
CHRIS SOPHER 1-(-1)
TOTAL OFFENSE—51-340 (6.66/PLAY)
INT:ANGEL GURULE-1 (70YD RETURN)
CAMERON COSBY-1 (20YD RETURN)
PASS DEF:ANGEL GURULE-3
TACKLES: STEVE LEE-8
TOTAL DEFENSE: 45-220 (4.8/PLAY)
SABERS PASSING: 10/25 179YD (7.16/ATT)
SABERS RUSHING: 20-41YD (2.05/ATT)
3YD TD RUN BY DAVID MALLORY (MARK DHEEL KICK GOOD) 7-0
25YD TD PASS FROM DAVID MALLORY TO JERMAINE PAYTON (MARK DHEEL KICK GOOD) 14-0
2YD TD RUN BY SABERS (KICK NO GOOD) 14-6
50YD PASS FROM DAVID MALLORY TO JUSTIN PATRICK (MARK DHEEL KICK GOOD) 21-6
70 YD INT RETURN BY ANGEL GURULE (MARK DHEEL KICK GOOD) 28-6
25YD FIELD GOAL BY MARK DHEEL 31-6
25YD TD PASS BY SABERS (2PT CONV NO GOOD) 31-12
3YD TD RUN BY DAVID MALLORY (DHEEL KICK GOOD) 38-12
1YD TD RUN BY SABERS (2PT CONV NO GOOD) 38-18
50 YD TD PASS FROM JUSTIN LUNSFORD TO JERMAINE PAYTON (MARK DHEEL KICK NO GOOD) 44-18
4YD TD RUN BY SABERS (2PT CONV GOOD) 44-26
75 YD KICKOFF RETURN BY CAMERON COSBY (MARK DHEEL KICK GOOD) 51-26
1YD TD RUN BY SABERS (2PT CONV GOOD) 51-34