Football: Richards defense comes up big in 29-0 win over Shepard
By Tim O’Brien For Sun-Times Media September 20, 2013 10:14PM
Updated: October 23, 2013 6:25AM
With the offense having a relatively off night, the Richards defense picked things up, forcing two key first-half turnovers. Host Shepard (0-4, 0-2) gained just 40 yards rushing and had just 24 yards in the air in the South Suburban Red game.
With Richards (4-0, 2-0) up 16-0 in the second quarter, defensive lineman Savon Robinson forced a fumble deep in Shepard territory. He scooped up the ball and returned it five yards for the score to put the Bulldogs up 22-0.
Richards’ Tacari Carpenter had a 9-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a 6-yard TD reception in the second quarter to give the Bulldogs an early 16-0 advantage.
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Richards quarterback Hasan Muhammad-Rogers finished 14-of-24 for 174 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Defensive back Dylan Jiles helped the Bulldogs defense with a first-quarter pick.
“We have to go out and do our thing (defensively). If the offense isn’t doing what they can, we have to pick it up for them. (On the touchdown), I saw the ball, and he didn’t need it.” — Richards’ Savon Robinson