ONA — If you didn’t already know what number Cabell Midland senior running back Ivan Vaughn wears on his jersey, just ask the St. Albans Red Dragons.
The Red Dragons got a good look at Vaughn’s No. 1 as Cabell Midland rolled to a 62-0 win Friday night.
Vaughn carried the ball seven times in the first half and amassed 192 yards while rushing for three touchdowns in the winning effort. He also hauled in a 40-yard TD reception in the game.
Tape of the game could just as well be an Ivan Vaughn highlight reel.
On a third and 10 at the St. Albans 19-yard line, Cabell Midland opted for a simple run up the middle on a give to Vaughn. He got the first down before being met by a host of St. Albans defenders but he broke the tackle, sprinted to his right and waltzed into the end zone for his third rushing touchdown of the night.
It was 48-0 at that point, with 5:10 to play in the second quarter.
Earlier on that same drive, Vaughn hauled in a pass from Jayce Gould, raced into St. Albans territory and pushed a crowd of Red Dragons for another nine yards before being brought down at the 19-yard line.
Vaughn sat out the second half as Cabell Midland was satisfied to play its bench to run out the clock.
But Vaughn wasn’t the only Knight who found running room against St. Albans.
Cabell Midland’s second score of the game was a 48-yard touchdown run by Griffin Adkins. Gould completed his first TD pass of the night on a 25-yard score by South Charleston transfer Carlito Carter that made it 20-0 in the first quarter.
Isaiah Vaughn, Ivan’s younger brother, hauled in a 20-yard touchdown reception from Gould and later scampered eight yards for a rushing score.
The Knights added a final score in the third quarter on a 6-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Jackson Fetty.
Cabell Midland kicker Cameron Grobe was 7 for 8 on extra point attempts.
St. Albans (0-1) struggled to answer Cabell Midland’s offensive attack or defensive schemes. The Red Dragons mounted only three drives that crossed midfield against the Knights (1-0).
Jaimelle Claytor returned a kickoff 74 yards to give St. Albans field position at the Cabell Midland 16-yard line, but turned the ball over on downs when quarterback Caden McCoy was called for intentional grounding on fourth and long.
Another Red Dragons drive got as far as the Cabell Midland 23-yard line, but a McCoy pass was intercepted by Ethan Church. The final drive inside Cabell Midland territory ended when time expired to end the game.
Reggie Jackson carried the ball 13 times for 70 yards against the Knights.