Friday, October 21, 2011
HHS 34-Elder 29
HHS QB and UK commit, Patrick Towles, was hurt during the first offensive series but backup Donovan (McNabb) McCoy played well in the hard fought Highlands win at The Pit.
A FTM correspondent at the game overheard Cris Collinsworth say that "Towles is doing good." No need to worry BBN.
Towles, who committed to UK and entered Friday’s game having completed 103 of 158 passes for 2,376 yards, 30 touchdowns and only 1 interception, played only the first series and accounted for all 68 yards (52 passing and 12 rushing) of a game-opening TD drive. He capped the drive with a three-yard touchdown run, but suffered a blow to his head when he dove into the end zone.
This game had undertones of a 2009 game where Towles, as a sophomore at the time, came out of nowhere to fill in for injured starting QB, Will Bardo, in a 12-7 win over top 10 nationally ranked Cincinnati St. X.
Highlands' reputation of College QB factory is continuing. Lorenzen, Guidugli, Towles, McCoy. Elder has a very un-GLVC-like record at 2-7, but as a 2001 graduate and seeing our guys lose at The Pit in 2000, I had to say I was glad to see the result.
The revenge of Brent Grover wins out.
Highlands 7 14 3 10 -- 34 Elder 7 10 10 2 -- 29
H-Towles 3 run (New kick) E-Mazza 33 pass from Moore (Williams kick) E-FG Williams 26 E-Burdine 5 pass from Moore (Williams kick) H-McCoy 8 run (New kick) H-Sheehan 4 pass from McCoy (New kick) E-FG Williams 29 H-FG New 40 E-Robben recovered McCoy fumble in the end zone (Williams kick) H-FG New 27 H-Christian 58 pass from McCoy E-Safety, Highlands recovered own blocked punt in end zone
Records: Highlands 9-0, Elder 2-7