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October 11, 2013
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EVERMAN - Sophomore running back Kierre Crossley ran for three third quarter touchdowns turning what was a tie game at the half into a rout as Everman (4-2, 2-1) rolled past Waco University (1-5, 1-2) 44-14 in a District 8-4A contest at Marr Stadium.
The Bulldogs outscored the visitors from Waco 30-0 in the second half and finished the game with 290 yards on the ground. Less than a minute into the game Waco University struck first taking a 7-0 lead on a 22 yard run by Jordan Randolph. Everman would quickly answer on the ensuing drive as Darrell Parks scored on a 23 yard run making the score 7-6 after the two point try failed.
Early in the second quarter University would jump back on top 14-6 as Randolph scored on a 56 yard scamper down the Trojans sideline. Everman would again answer on the ensuing drive as Chris Stafford scored from eleven yards out, Michael Boone with hook up with Caleb Warren on the two point try to tie the game at 14 heading to the locker room.
Stafford would take the opening kickoff 68 yards to the Waco University 32 yard line, setting up the first of Crossley's three scores from 24 yards out to put the Bulldogs up for good at 21-14. Crossley would add scoring runs from nine and eight yards out respectively as Everman built a comfortable 35-14 lead heading into the fourth quarter. One of those scores was set up by an interception by Everman DB Emmundre Taylor. The scoring would be capped by a 23 yard field goal by Aroldo Cruz and a six yard run by junior running back Jarod Hill to give EHS the final margin of 44-14.
At halftime a special ceremony was held honoring [db]Craig Boatwright[/db], a former Everman football player who died as a senior nearly ten years ago. His family and the community donated a check in memory of Boatwright for over three thousand dollars to Gridiron Heroes, a non-profit organization which benefits athletes who suffer catastrophic injuries. Former Everman player Corey Fulbright was one of the first athletes the organization assisted and he and Boatwright were teammates on Everman's state championship teams in 2001 and 2002.