Molock scores 7 touch­downs in CSD vic­tory

Tail­back runs for 334 yards, scores seven touch­downs in run­ning-clock de­struc­tion of Nan­dua

Dorchester Star - - Front Page - By DAVID INSLEY dins­ley@star­dem.com

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.

PHOTO BY CHRISTINA SMITH

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.

PHOTO BY CHRISTINA SMITH

Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester’s Tajh Molock stretches for the end zone for a touch­down against Nan­dua Fri­day, Sept. 29.

PHO­TOS BY CHRISTINA SMITH

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.

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