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McGinnis' 3 TDs lead Bloom Township past Rich South

2013-10-05T19:00:00Z 2013-10-06T03:02:07Z McGinnis' 3 TDs lead Bloom Township past Rich SouthDwight Haislet Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
October 05, 2013 7:00 pm  • 

RICHTON PARK | All three phases of the game had plenty to go home proud about after this Bloom Township win.

The Blazing Trojans used a punt block touchdown, a kickoff return touchdown, an interception return touchdown, and a fumble recovery touchdown, to control all phases of the game in a 45-14 dismantling of Southland Athletic Conference foe Rich South on Saturday afternoon. Bloom Township quarterback Kendall McGinnis rushed 18 times for 88 yards and three touchdowns.

"It was pumping up the team," McGinnis said of the total team effort. "It felt good to see kick return score, punt return, defense. It made us feel more when the defense scored. It feels good."

All of Bloom Township's 45 points came in the second and third quarters. After a Rich South safety made it 2-0 early in the second quarter, Bloom (4-2, 2-1) ran off 33 unanswered points. Touchdown runs of 2 and 3 yards by McGinnis in the second quarter plus a 38-yard fumble recovery touchdown by Zerell Jackson gave the Blazing Trojans a 20-2 halftime lead.

"We have a good running back and we have a good O-line," McGinnis said. "All we have to do is just keep running the ball. The O-line was doing great this game, so all we did was just keep pounding the ball."

Justus Brantley started the second half with a 97-yard kickoff return, and the rout was on. Isaac Marrufo blocked a Rich South punt just two minutes later and recovered the block for a 15-yard Bloom score. Late in the third, Dominique Taylor took a Rich South interception 48 yards for a 45-8 cushion.

"Coach (Tony) Palombi told us we need to execute and I think (Saturday) we did a good job of that," Taylor said. "We had very good communication going into (Saturday) and we knew what the game plan was."

The Blazing Trojans will travel to Crete-Monee on Friday to face the rival Warriors in a big SAC matchup for both teams. Taylor is confident if the Blazing Trojans execute again next week, Bloom will be all right.

"We executed this week," Taylor said. "We can execute against (Crete-Monee). If we execute like Coach P says, then I think we have no problems. It's going to be a tough game, but execution is always better.

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