Charles Johnson (football, defensive end)

Defense, rushing attack leads Rams to 47-12 rout

Defense, rushing attack leads Rams to 47-12 rout

JAMES CITY — The preseason consensus around the Bay Rivers District was that Lafayette was the team to beat and the Rams' Hezekiah Grimsley was the player to watch.

The Rams' 47-12 rout of Huguenot on Thursday at Wanner Stadium served to underline both assertions.

The Rams (1-0) dominated so thoroughly on defense that they held the Falcons (1-1) to zero points and negative 14 yards, before the second team gave up two long pass plays and two touchdowns in the final 4:18 of the game.

Offensively, the Rams netted 391 yards despite the running clock going into effect less than four minutes into the second half.

Lafayette's running game accounted for 275 of...

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