GENOA – When the Genoa-Kingston football team was given an opportunity, it took it and ran with it.
It was an early start for the Cogs (2-2) in their first win at home after defensive back/running back Eli Thurlhad an interception on a pass thrown by Rockford Christain (0-4) quarterback Coleman Nelson on his own 26-yard line. Jose Ruiz then ran for the first touchdown of the night for G-K.
Rockford Christian answered quickly with a touchdown on its next possession.
The Cogs managed to keep the rhythm that they set early and scored on each of their possessions in the first half to run away with 37-7 victory, the team’s first win at home this season.
Genoa-Kingston hadone interception, recovered a fumble and scored five touchdowns that put the Cogs ahead 35-7 at the half.
Although the Cogs did not play as strong in the second half, the team still managed to beat Rockford Christian, 37-7.
Genoa-Kingston marched down to Rockford Christian 3 in the team’s first possession of the second half but was unable to score.
It was the consistency in the first half that players such as Adam Price, Thurlby and the whole team brought that helped win the game for the Cogs.
“The first two games really cost us with turnovers and penalties,” G-K coach Travis Fredricks said, “so the first half was pleasant to see.”
The defense only let Rockford Christian score once in the first half. Thurlby and Ben Rabe both had interceptions and Lane Bankson recovered a fumble.
“It was nice to come off of a win at Richmond and to come home and get another win.” Fredricks said.