For the Daily Journal
Greenwood’s one-two rushing punch of Brandon Rosado and Isaiah Borjas presents two completely different running styles. Their varying attacks were equally effective Friday night against visiting Martinsville.
Rosado, a 5-foot-4, 170-pound junior, used sudden bursts of speed after the first hit to produce 144 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Borjas’ 5-7, 185-pound frame and power running game translated into 131 yards on 21 carries, and he added a touchdown reception to help the Woodmen stay undefeated with a 41-10 win against the Artesians.
The game was the Mid-State Conference opener for both teams, and the result continued patterns for both teams. Greenwood (3-0) has won each of its games by at least 27 points, while Martinsville (0-3) has lost all of its contests by at least 20.
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“They’re selfless kids,” Greenwood coach Mike Campbell said of Rosado and Borjas. “They both run hard downhill. Brandon has picked up some strength, and Isaiah gets stronger as the game goes on.”
Rosado’s first-quarter touchdown runs of 59 and 29 yards, and Borjas’ 21-yard touchdown reception on a play-action pass from Seth Gallman, gave the Woodmen, ranked 12th in Class 4A, a 21-0 lead before the first quarter ended. Rosado later added a 69-yard TD run.
Martinsville recovered to an extent, as quarterback Jonathan Collier rallied from a 2-of-19 first-half passing effort to complete 6 of his last 9. He finished with 177 yards and a touchdown. Gallman, meanwhile, made the most of his 12 pass attempts, completing seven for 137 yards and two touchdowns.
“Seth was in command of the offense,” Campbell said. “He played as well as he has in his career in the second half. Martinsville made some nice adjustments (in the second quarter) and forced us into some things we didn’t want.”
Greenwood’s defense held the Artesians to 106 rushing yards, and Collier completed just 8 of 28 passes overall. Dylan Rosado and Tim Johns intercepted passes for Greenwood, and Johns added a fumble recovery.
Johns’ interception set up Rosado’s last score and shut down Martinsville’s last legitimate threat. The Artesians, trailing 34-10 at the time, had driven to the Greenwood 21 when Johns picked off Collier in the end zone.
Isaiah Drew scored Greenwood’s other touchdown, a 31-yard pass from Gallman that completed the Woodmen’s best drive of the day — an 11-play, 87-yard possession to start the second half that ate up 4:26 and gave the Woodmen a 27-3 lead.
“We started fast, and we talked about doing that, but we still need to put four quarters together,” Campbell said. “I liked our effort and our approach, and we stayed steady and physical, but we had a little lull in the second quarter.”
The Woodmen play next Friday at Mid-State Conference foe Mooresville.