Molock scores 7 touchdowns in CSD victory
Tailback runs for 334 yards, scores seven touchdowns in running-clock destruction of Nandua
CAMBRIDGE — CambridgeSouth Dorchester High tailback Tajh Molock top his week three, four-touchdown performance with seven touchdowns and 334 yards rushing in a 67-7 victory Nandua Friday, Sept. 29, at Viking Stadium.
“We really were hitting on all cylinders,” CambridgeSD head coach Jake Coleman said. “I think the kids just didn’t let up the whole time. It was an outstanding effort. I think we kind of surprised ourselves there.”
Molock, Coleman added, seemed to “explode every time we gave him the ball.
“He ran a punt back [also]. And these were some tough runs too,” Coleman said. “They weren’t all just, like, easy or anything, where he just outran people. It was
just amazing. He played great last night. I knew it was coming in practice, because I knew in practice, every time we ran a rep, he has been pushing himself to run 40, 45 yards on a single rep, even in small groups.
“If he gets 15 yards, he wants 15 more,” Coleman added. “He just wants to keep going.”
Clint Meekins recovered a Nandua fumble on the game’s third play from scrimmage, setting up the Vikings’ first scoring drive. It only took two plays for Molock to find the daylight his offensive line provided, dashing 55 yards for the game’s first score, making it 6-0 just over two minutes into play.
Following Nandua’s next possession, Molock returned a punt 74 yards for a score, then tacked on twopoint conversion run for a 14-0 lead.
Nandua punted on the next possession, too, and on his team’s third, and then fourth drives, Molock kept up his feverish pace, scoring on a 30-yard, and then a 1-yard run. It was 28-0, Vikings, after the first quarter.
Molock scored a fifth time early in the second quarter, for a 35-0 lead.
Teammates Ethan Bloodsworth, with a 38-yard run, and Jyquan Farrare, starting for the second time in a row in place of injured senior quarterback Tyler Harding, hit Jimmy Schulze for a 15yard touchdown pass in the second quarter as well.
Aside from a couple of unsuccessful point-after tries by the Vikings, and an 18-yard touchdown run by Nandua’s Jamani Baines, everything seemed to go right for Cambridge-SD.
Coleman cited the team’s efforts at keeping each other in the loop on in-game changes by their foes as a key part of the win. That type of communication was lacking during the team’s first three games, all losses to strong local opponents.
“Our guys just communicated very well and that’s one thing that they’ve been preaching,” Coleman said. “There’s nothing that we can’t figure out if we’re communicating.
“Colonel Richardson gave us a different defensive look than we anticipated [last week], and the kids did a good job communicating through it,” Coleman observed. “And the first two or three weeks, we were kinda quiet and weren’t communicating with each other.”
The Vikings had begun the season 0-3 on the field for the first time in over a decade, with losses to Queen Anne’s County, Woodbridge, Del., and then North Caroline — twice by shutout.
Molock scored twice more during the runningclock second half on runs of 28 and then eight yards. Lamont Jackson, with a 52yard touchdown scamper, finished the scoring in the fourth quarter.
The Vikings play at Washington on Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Though C-SD hasn’t lost to the Jaguars since 2003 — and that year, they actually did so twice — Coleman said he’s wary of the 1-4 team.
“I’ve seen them twice. I think they’re very good,” Coleman said. “They’ve got a quarterback who’s skilled. ... And of course they run that A-11 offense, and that’s a very unconventional offense.”
The A-11, as used by Washington, scatters the offensive line, putting the tackles far to the outside of the guards, who continue to flank the center. The offense then splits several wide receivers out even farther from the ball, and can confuse those unprepared for its unorthodox look.
“I tell you one thing: Washington doesn’t quit. They give you a fantastic effort for four quarters,” Coleman said. “They had Wi-Hi [Thursday] and Kent [County in Week 2] up on them multiple scores and they just didn’t quit.”
Washington lost by a single score on Thursday, 34-26, to Wicomico, and rallied from a 12-point hole in the fourth quarter on Sept. 8 to edge Kent County, 33-31, for the team’s only win so far this season.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Tajh Molock gets lifted into the air by Josh Townsend after a touchdown against Nandua Friday, Sept. 29. Molock scored seven touchdowns in the 67-7 victory.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Tajh Molock stretches for the end zone for a touchdown against Nandua Friday, Sept. 29.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Ethan Bloodsworth cuts back to daylight against Nandua Friday, Sept. 29.
Cambridge-South Dorchester defense lines up against Nandua Friday, Sept. 29.