Generals Defense Shut-Downs The Hammerheads, 68-16
EL PASO, TX: The El Paso Generals faced the Corpus Christi Hammerheads on Saturday, April 25 from the El Paso County Coliseum. This was the third time in four weeks that both these teams met in the 2009 regular season. Needless to say, it was a dominating effort by the El Paso Generals to pick up their third win of the season, defeating Corpus, 68-16. El Paso solidified the running game in the second quarter as RB Ulysses Odom registered two and three-yard touchdown runs to give El Paso a 13-3 lead. Corpus quarterback Ty Sellers hooked up with WR Toric Goins for a 29-yard touchdown pass to close the gap at 13-9. However, El Paso quarterback Tommy Jones found stand out wide receiver DeAngelo Woodie for a 29-yard touchdown pass to expand the Generals lead at halftime, 20-9.
The Generals defense would take total control of the ball game in the second half which led to 48 points scored in the half for El Paso. Ron Ellington recorded a safety to begin the third quarter and that was followed by a 20-yard touchdown pass from Jones to WR Lemans Casimier giving El Paso a 29-9 lead. Corpus scored their final touchdown of the game with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Ty Sellers to WR Austin Willis half-way through the third quarter. Touchdown passes from Tommy Jones to DeAngelo Woodie at the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth gave El Paso a 43-16 lead.
Sam Smith and Ron Ellington each added another safety in the fourth quarter along with a touchdown pass from Tommy Jones to Klay Gardner. A three-yard touchdown run from RB Marquiz Price sealed the game for El Paso at 68-16.
Even though the Corpus Christi Hammerheads collected three interceptions, their offense could only manage six first downs throughout the entire game. Corpus was held 0-for-7 on third down conversions and 0-for-3 on fourth down situations.
Generals QB Tommy Jones threw for 244 yards and six touchdown passes. DeAngelo Woodie had another stellar performance catching eight passes for 102 yards and three touchdowns. Lemans Casimier added three receptions for 55 yards and one touchdown in the winning effort. Ron Ellington led the Generals with six total tackles including 2.5 tackles for loss.
Corpus QB Ty Sellers threw for 78 yards and two touchdowns, and led the Hammerheads with 37 yards rushing. Toric Goins caught two passes for 24 yards and one touchdown. Joe Small led all Hammerheads defensively with seven total tackles while Wali Munin intercepted two passes.
El Paso (3-1) is now tied at the top of the Lone Star Division with the Abilene Ruff Riders. The Generals travel to San Angelo to face the Stampede Express (2-1) on Saturday, May 2. Corpus (1-3) returns home to face the Odessa Roughnecks (0-4) for the first time in the young 09 regular season. Further information regarding these topics can be obtained by contacting the El Paso Generals front office at (915) 598 - PASS (7277) or by visiting www.elpasogenerals.com.
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