Adams sparks Colts to victory in Little Bullitts title contest

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2011 Greater Bullitt County Youth Football Championships

By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - Aeron Adams showed his importance to the Mount Washington Colts on both sides of the ball again Saturday.

In the championship game of the Little Bullitts division, Adams took over to lead the Colts to a 38-6 victory over the Pleasant Grove Dolphins.

The victory capped off a perfect season for the Colts.

“He’s a horse,” Colts coach Sean Blanford said of Adams. “He’s just impossible to stop.”

For the game, Adams had 201 yards rushing and six touchdowns.

As talented as Adams might be, Blanford said it has truly been a team effort all season as he’s tried to spread the offensive wealth.

“We have a lot of options,” said Blanford. “And our defense has been amazing all season. In fact, our defense is the best part of our team.”

On the season, only two opponents were able to cross the goal line.

On Saturday, the Colts hit the scoreboard with 18 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Adams capped off the drive with a 20-yard run for the 6-0 lead.

On the Dolphins’ next possession, Adams stepped in front of a pass and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown. 

Adams would score his third touchdown of the first half with 1:14 to go before intermission. His one-yard plunge made it 18-0.

On the next play, the Dolphins hit the scoreboard when Gavin Coffman picked up the kickoff and ran 40 yards for a touchdown.

Instead of running out the clock, Adams would run around the right side and cover 33 yards for a touchdown. Quarterback Tucker Blanford then hit Adams for the two-point conversion and a 26-6 halftime lead.

On the first possession of the third quarter, Adams took the direct snap and ran 42 yards for the score.

The final score of the game came with 1:44 remaining when Adams scored from the 10. Cooper Calvert scored on the extra point to make it 38-6.

For the game, Adams had 201 yards, with Blanford picking up 12 and Calvert having nine.

On defense, Ethan Crider led the way with 11 stops, while Jansen Hayden had five solo tackles. Adams had four solo stops and Tucker Blanford, Calvert and Brody Smith each had three.

Jaden Smith, Jordan Pound and Steven Bowen had two tackles, while Cole Britt, Eli Burkhead, Cody Dohn, Kyle Knight, Brandon Wathen and Drew Palmer also had a solo tackle.

Calvert had a fumble recovery.

Other members of the Colt championship team include Ben Bowen, Austin Brooks, Cole Cecil, Peyton Knight and Cole Unser.

Sean Blanford was assisted by Pat Wathen, David Dohn, Brian Smith and Wally Adams.

For the Dolphins, Coffman was the leading rusher with 57 yards and a touchdown. Casey Harbolt added nine yards and Ethan Haddaway had eight. Patrick Ballard ran for six yards and Brandon Johnson had four.

On defense, Brandon Johnson led the way with 10 tackles. Ballard added five tackle, while Coffman had four. Ethan Martin, Luke Pope, Ethan Taipalus and Devin Williams all had three tackles, while Harbolt and Haddaway had two.

Other Dolphin team members included Dylan McCartin, Joe Abbott, Donavon Jackson, Jack Tinelli, Carson Kimball, Dylan Ruffra, Zachery Hill, Noah Krueger, Kayden Jenkins, Carson Glass, Jacob Campbell and Laken Brown.

Head coach Jeremy Jenkins was assisted by Jeremy Williams, John Pope, Ken Kimball and Rich Haddaway.