D.J. Palmer and Kevin Adkins both scored three touchdowns, while Dontae Carter threw for two of them as the Radford Bobcats rolled to a huge non-district win over Grayson County, 42-14, at home on Friday.
Consistency was a key to the game, as the Bobcats scored 21 points in the first and second half. Carter completed 8 of 12 passes for 103 yards. He and Adkins both rushed for a game-high 58 yards.
The Bobcats also forced two turnovers in the passing game. Senior Julian Minter led the team with six tackles and two sacks, while fellow senior Josh Oliver had four tackles and two sacks.
In their two wins this season, the Bobcats have scored 42 both times in triumphs over Galax and Grayson County. They have also won two of their last three games and improve their record to 2-3 on the season.
Radford’s next game will be their biggest test so far, as they open up Three Rivers District play against Eastern Montgomery. The Mustangs are undefeated this season at 5-0 and have looked impressive in doing so.
Eastern Montgomery has scored an average of 50 points and allowed a total of 62 points in their five games this season. The Mustangs are powered by junior quarterback Shawn Christian, who has thrown for 1,150 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. He is also a dual threat, rushing for five touchdowns on the season as well.
Last year, the Bobcats lost to the Mustangs on the road, 42-10. That loss eventually kept them out of the playoffs and helped Eastern Montgomery get into the post-season.