ECRU – The opportunity Boston Newsome was waiting for didn’t come until his last carry.
The senior running back for New Albany had pounded and darted for plenty of yards, but what he wanted was a chance to really turn up the speed.
Newsome took a handoff late in the third period, sliced to the left side of his blockers then sprinted down the sideline in front of his bench for a 67-yard touchdown. It was the final blow on a career night for the workhorse.
Newsome rolled up 306 yards on 36 carries and scored five touchdowns Friday to lead the Bulldogs to a convincing 56-13 division win against North Pontotoc.
“That last run made me feel like the man with the plan,” said Newsome, who came into the match averaging 150.6 yards rushing per game. “Of all the carries I had, I was waiting on that last one, that big break out.”
Newsome had seven touches for 39 yards – including a critical fourth-down conversion – to set up a 19-yard pass from Spencer Day to Austin Howard on the first series of the night to give New Albany (4-4, 2-0 2-4A) the early advantage.
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