Royalton dominates second half on way to 34-7 win over Braves

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After being held to only 89 yards and one touchdown in the first half, Royalton erupted for 268 yards and four scores in the second half to beat the visiting Benson Braves, 34-7, Friday night during Royalton’s Homecoming.

Benson meanwhile, had 128 yards of offense in the first half, but was held to just 101 yards in the second half as Royalton dominated the Mid State Blue division game in front of its home crowd.

Hurting Benson were four turnovers, including three in the first half.  Also hurting the Braves this season is an inability to run the football.  Against Royalton, Benson ended the game with 17 net yards on 18 attempts, which included two sacks for minus-10 yards.

“Our defense played a great first half and as sloppy as our offense played in the first half, we were lucky to be down only 7-0 at halftime,” Benson head coach Adam Foslien, still looking for his first win, said.  “We actually outgained them in the first half, but turnovers were costly.”

One of those turnovers came during Benson’s second possession of the game and, after recovering the fumble after a complete pass, the Royals moved 43 yards in five plays to go up for good at 7-0 with 5:00 left in the first half.

Royalton did not score in its final three possessions of the first half, but after talking things over at halftime, the Royals scored on their first four possessions of the second half...


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