NONLEAGUE: Bishop Montgomery breaks down in fourth quarter. By Dave Thorpe STAFF WRITER For three quarters, a winless Bishop Montgomery squad stood toe-to-toe with a more explosive Lawndale team. Rutledge is the speed guy, and the workhorse is 5-6, 195-pound senior Trayveon Thomas, who had 16 carries for 189 yards and three touchdowns. Thomas had a 21-yard TD run in the third quarter and scoring runs of 21 and 14 yards in the fourth quarter. “It opens Thomas up so much more by having those other two guys,” Gomez said. The third head in this scenario is fullback Carlton Callaway, who added six carries for 52 yards. “We’ve worked hard to get this three-headed monster going,” Gomez said. “It’s taken a long time.” Bishop Montgomery (0-3) used a balanced offense in the first half to keep pace with Lawndale. Quarterback Brian Cabanas had nine completions on 15 attempts for 155 yards in the first half. His 39-yard pass play to Ashton Pittman early in the second quarter helped set up Quinton Howard’s 6-yard touchdown run to give the Knights a 7-0 lead with 8:10 left in the first half. Pittman recovered a loose ball on a squib kick on the ensuing kickoff, setting up his own 21-yard touchdown run and giving Bishop Montgomery a 14-0 lead with 7:02 left in the half. Lawndale scored four of the next five touchdowns, including Thomas’ second 21-yard scamper to give the Cardinals a 26-20 lead with 11:52 left in the game. Bishop Montgomery responded with a 55-yard scoring drive, highlighted by Cabanas’ 21-yard run on an option keeper and capped by his 9-yard scoring run on another option keeper. Lawndale answered with a one-play drive – Rutledge’s 76-yard touchdown run – then Crawford Wilkerson ran in the 2-point conversion and the Cardinals led, 34-27, with 9:26 left. The Knights turned the ball over on downs on their next possession. Then the Cardinals rambled 50 yards on nine plays, capped by Thomas’ 14-yard run. Pittman had 233 all-purpose yards for Bishop Montgomery, including six receptions for 114 yards. Cabanas was 14-for-27 passing for 216 yards and an interception. He also had 18 carries for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Try as it might, Lawndale did not kill itself with penalties. The Cardinals had 15 penalties for 86 yards. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But in the fourth quarter, Lawndale delivered the knockout blow in the form of three touchdowns, the most damaging being Kelvin Rutledge’s 76-yard touchdown run. Rutledge’s TD put the game away with 9:26 left in the fourth quarter as Lawndale improved to 2-1 with a 41-27 win at Bishop Montgomery. Rutledge led the Cardinals with 217 yards rushing and three touchdowns on eight carries. The 5-foot-6, 155-pound senior had touchdown runs of 78 and 44 yards in the second quarter. “Obviously, it was their big plays that hurt us the most,” Bishop Montgomery coach Arnold Ale said. “They popped their big plays, and we had a couple of mental breakdowns that hurt us.” Lawndale, which attempted two passes, amassed 501 yards rushing on 42 attempts. Lawndale coach Mark Gomez attributes the success on the ground to what he calls the “three-headed monster” the program has been trying to establish the last couple of years.
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNoSystem images/iStock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — A 4-year-old boy is on his way to someday becoming the next March Madness star with his impressive basketball skills.Videos of Calvin Shannon shooting hoops have been viewed by millions after the pint-sized prodigy was recorded while nailing long shots and even baskets from his second-story window at home.“Before he could even stand or walk he was obsessed with shooting a basketball,” dad Mike Shannon of Columbus, Ohio, told Good Morning America. “He had a heck of an arm.”Impressed by his son’s form, Shannon shared videos of Calvin on YouTube and Instagram.Famous basketball exhibition team the Harlem Globetrotters, began sharing Calvin’s videos and eventually met the tike in person.In a March 21 video posted to Twitter, Calvin’s stunned his dad by landing a near-impossible shot at a park where they live.When he’s not playing basketball, Calvin loves watching Michael Jordan documentaries and the movie, Space Jam, his dad said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund March 28, 2019 /Sports News – National This 4-year-old basketball prodigy nails impossible shots