Blues Football Celebrates 34-14 Victory Over Hickory Grove
Written by Athletic Facilities Manager and Coach Jarrett Van Meter
For three years, Tom Good has been asking his coaches to let him carry the ball. He is finally getting his shot in his senior season and appears to be on a mission to make the most of every single attempt. Good exploded for a career night on Friday with four touchdowns in the first half and pacing the Blues to a 34-14 home victory over visiting Hickory Grove Christian.
“Tom’s conversion from O-Line to Fullback has been smooth and he is playing with tremendous confidence and grit,” said head coach Gus Schill after the win. “His toughness really shows as he secures the football, and fights for tough yards after contact. Tom has worked extremely hard in the weight room in the offseason and during the season and his strength is a major factor for his success. We are very proud of the senior season he is having and Tom is a model for younger players to emulate.”
Good had touchdown runs of 17, 12, and 22 yards in the first quarter alone. He added a 25-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter, and Jack Campbell converted on all four extra point attempts to give the Blues a 28-0 lead that they would carry into halftime.
Campbell added a touchdown to his scoring total in the fourth quarter and Asheville School utilized the large first half cushion and a running clock in the fourth quarter to sail in for a 34-14 victory.
Good finished the night with 147 rushing yards to go along with his four touchdowns. Quarterback Connor Davis threw for 133 yards and touchdown. Zach Drendel caught three passes for a game-high 62 yards. Schill noted that the Hickory Grove defense was kept off-balance by the “excellent play calling” of assistant coach Ben Williamson.
“It was great to see the offense rolling again,” said Schill.