Football: Kicking Mules spoil Homecoming by running over Eagles

 

By Brennan Lafferty

Without completing one pass, the Bedford Kicking Mules used a punishing ground game to defeat the Skyline varsity football team, 51-14, on Homecoming night in Ann Arbor.

Bedford junior running back Christian Brown did much of the damage rushing for 143 yards and four touchdowns against the Eagles. All told, Bedford rushed for 320 total yards.

Despite the lopsided final score, Skyline held leads of 7-0 after one quarter and 14-10 in the second quarter. Skyline built its early leads with a 23-yard reception by senior wideout Kenyatta Ewing from senior quarterback Davion Pipkins.

Pipkins scampered 54 yards for the second score.

Bedford, however, opened the second half with a quick touchdown run and proceeded to add four others. The Eagles had no answer.

Injuries did play a part for Skyline. Pipkins, who was knocked out of the game for an offensive series because of a roughing the passer penalty, led the offense again with 128 yards rushing while adding 47 through the air. Additionally, sophomore playmaker Jordan Wilson was hurt late in the second quarter with a knee injury. He did not return in the second half.

Senior lineman Aiden Tate (8 tackles, 1 for loss), senior linebacker Dylan Hughes (8 tackles) and senior linebacker Rollie Caswell (6.5 tackles) led the defensive efforts for the Eagles.

The loss dropped Skyline to 3-4 (1-3 in the SEC Red). Bedford improved to 3-4 (2-2 in the SEC Red).

Next up: Skyline hosts crosstown rival Pioneer (3-4). Bedford, meanwhile, takes on Huron (0-7).

 

 

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