Columbia overwhelms Brookland-Cayce
The Columbia Capitals defeated the Brookland Cayce Bearcats 55- 27, Friday, September 16 to remain undefeated. While Capitals’ receiver Casey Gladney normally gets all of the headlines, it was quarterback Ky Tyler who stole the show for Columbia. The senior quarterback threw three touchdowns but also ran for four more in the route.
“We expect that out of him every week. He had another great performance,” Columbia coach Kimper Amick said.
The first quarter was where Tyler did most of the damage with his arm. First, he threw a 10-yard pass to Brandon Shaw midway through the opening quarter to give the Capitals a 7- 0 lead. Then, Tyler found Gladney for a 26-yard strike, expanding the lead to 14 points.
During the second quarter, Tyler began to find the end zone on the ground. With just under two minutes gone in the quarter, Tyler ran in from 12 yards out to give Columbia a 21-3 lead. He would add another rushing touchdown later in the quarter to increase the lead to 25 points.
The lead grew to 34- 3 when the Bearcats had their final drive of the half. As time ran out, Brookland-Cayce quarterback Ezekiel Walker found DeAndre Asbury- Heath for a 40-yard touchdown pass to make the score 34-10. Walker completed 21 of 35 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns.
Asbury- Heath caught eight passes for 98 yards and a touchdown.
The Bearcats continued to chip into the Capitals’ lead in the third quarter. A long touchdown run by Michael Walker trimmed the Columbia lead to 34-17. However, the Capitals responded. Once again, Tyler let his legs do the scoring. A 23- yard run with 5:11 left in the quarter pushed the lead to 25 points.
Tyler’s last rushing touchdown would come in the fourth quarter, a 30- yard scamper that put the game out of reach. Both teams traded scores before the final whistle blew as Columbia came away with the 28- point victory.
“We got a little sloppy at the end, but we came out and looked sharp at the beginning of the game. I felt real good. Defense played hard and got some stops. I’m just glad we got a win,” Amick said.