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November 3, 2012

Jumpers run over Shelby Valley, 49-6

Will Lange has touchdown hat trick as Somerset advances in postseason play


Somerset —

True, the Wildcats have a couple of players out to injuries.
But even considering all those things, Somerset didn’t let up on the execution and the pressure until it was very clear that the ball game was clearly out of reach and the 45-point lead “mercy rule” went into effect. For the whole second half, the clock continued to run and the game played on.
Some players were able to break out last night and achieve some goals we had all been waiting for. Tyler Megargel has made some crucial interceptions this year, but until last night, he had never scored a touchdown. When he did, he looked a great deal like Chris Collingsworth, reaching out in the corner of the end zone to haul in the football.
“I knew Coach was going to call it for me,” Megargel said, “and I was going in with confidence that I could bring this one in. But I wasn’t too cocky cause I have dropped a few in my day and I knew I had to hold on to it. I had a few steps, I was in the corner of the end zone, and I just caught it.”
But it wasn’t just the offensive efficiency that Somerset showed that proved to be the game winning edge. The defensive line as a whole, with emphasis on Tevin Slaughter, Kagen Skidmore, Hayden Fox, and Tyson Williams showed the strength that has made it famous and certainly respected if not feared.
It also looks as if Quarterback Tanner Gadberry is in the process of carving out a new niche for himself.
“Tanner Gadberry has assumed the new role at outside backer,” Jumper Assistant Coach Matt Singleton said. “Add that to playing quarterback and a little bit of fullback, and he becomes the utility guy like Alex Lange was last year. It is always good to have a guy who can do all those things for you.”

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