Big night for Hollis: Subiaco Academy’s Kelly Hollis carries the ball upfield against Decatur. The Trojans put up 35 points in the first half on their way to a 43-7 win in the opening game of the season. Hollis rushed for 81 yards and retruned an interception 95 yards. Subiaco travels to Lamar for this week’s game.
The Subiaco Academy Trojans, led by a rushing game that finished with 267 yards, opened the 2013 high school football season last Friday night with a 43-7 win at Decatur.
It was basically over at the half.
Subiaco dominated the first 30 minutes in getting a 35-0 lead. With the mercy rule in place for the second half, Trojans’ Coach Mike Berry benched the starters and played his second teamers.
“You don’t want to leave guys in too long when the game is in hand,” Berry said. “It’s also a sportsmanship thing with us. You want to respect the other coaches and players. It also gives our guys on the second team an opportunity to play.”
Julius Lewis led the Trojans’ rushing attack getting 114 on 10 carries. He scored twice. Kelly Hollis rushed five times for 81 yards and he also scored twice.
“Kelly Hollis had a big night offensively and defensively,” Berry said. “He had a 95-yard interception return. Julius had a good night, too.”
Subiaco Academy added another 41 yards through the air to finish the game with 308 yard of total offense.
“We were fairly basic with our offense,” Berry said. “We didn’t get too cute and we didn’t need to.
Meanwhile, the Subiaco Academy defense limited Decatur to 120 yard rushing and 54 yards passing.
Andrew Komp, Christian Lowery and James Wells had five tackles each for the Trojans. Logan Weisenfels and Jon Vines finished with four tackles each.
This Friday, Subiaco Academy will travel to Lamar to face the Lamar Warriors. Last week, Lamar defeated Gravette, 34-14. Kick off is at 7 p.m.