ALBANY â€” The Roscoe Plowboys hit the road to face a very tough Albany team Friday in its season opener, and the Lions rolled to a 57-7 win.
Albany, a top-10 team in most preseason polls, was ahead 28-0 after one quarter and never looked back. Five players accounted for the Lionsâ€™ eight touchdowns, seven of them on long-distance plays of at least 29 yards.
Roscoe â€” which has all new starters this season except for on the offensive and defensive line â€” had 10 first downs to Albanyâ€™s 12. However, the Plowboys scored only one touchdown, which came on a 7-yard run by Luke Rovig with 5:08 to play.
Rovig (8, 54), Eric Padilla (19, 70) and quarterback Dillon Freeman (19, 40) were the top rushers for Roscoe, which ran for all but four of its 188 total yards. Freeman also completed a 4-yard pass to Keeston Ford. Albanyâ€™s 427 total yards all came on the ground.
Quarterback Jake Bum-gardner scored twice as did Josh Hudman, while Ryan Pleasant, Zack Parker and Sam Raymond had the other TDs. Bum-gardner also scored on an 89-yard punt return and kicked seven PATs.
Roscoe, which returns to action Thursday to face Hawley at 7:30 p.m. at the Sammy Baugh Classic, was paced defensively by Devon Freeman (seven tackles), Padilla (five tackles), Eduardo Gallego (five tackles), Jose Rangel (four tackles), Rovig (four tackles), Chase Saunders (three tackles), Dillon Freeman (three tackles); and Landon Jones (two tackles).