Greenwood’s combination of sophomore power runner Isaiah Borjas and speedy junior Brandon Rosado proved way too much for Frankfort.
“Isaiah ran well. He ran downhill, and Brandon ran well,’ Greenwood coach Mike Campbell said. “When we get those two guys going…”
Campbell didn’t finish his sentence. He didn’t have to.
Borjas scored three touchdowns and Rosado ran for another to power the visiting Woodmen to a 42-12 rout of Frankfort on Friday night in a Class 4A sectional opener.
Both runners topped 100 yards as the Woodmen (7-3) advanced into a home meeting with Mid-State Conference rival Mooresville (2-8) next Friday. Greenwood won at Mooresville 22-14 in overtime Sept. 9.
Borjas said the offensive line was the difference against the Hot Dogs (2-8).
“We executed really well on the line (Friday); that’s why we got all those points,” said Borjas, who finished with 168 yards on 15 carries. “I have to give my appreciation to the line.”
Borjas’ 6-yard third-quarter TD run was the only score of the second half. Greenwood subbed frequently from the middle of third quarter on.
“Our offensive line really picked up the intensity after the first couple of series,” Campbell said. “I was proud of how our No. 2 defense and No. 2 offense came in and really handled the flow of the game.”
Senior running back Cordale Henderson picked up 63 yards, chewing up the clock.
“He plays scout 90 percent of the time,” Campbell said. “It was good for him to get to experience that in the playoffs.”
The Woodmen led the Hot Dogs 35-12 at halftime.
After Frankfort took a 6-0 lead on a 2-yard touchdown run by Austin Hernandez, the Woodmen scored three unanswered touchdowns to take a 21-6 lead with 1:31 left in the first quarter.
“It’s a different offense than we see in our conference, and we made some adjustments after the first drive,” Campbell said. “We figured out where the ball was and started making our reads. I thought our defense played well.”
Borjas scored on a 3-yard run to get Greenwood on the board. Woodmen quarterback Seth Gallman then connected on a 13-yard TD pass to Conner Battinau, and Borjas capped the first quarter with a 32-yard TD run.
Frankfort sliced the lead to 21-12 on a 18-yard TD pass from Matt Snell to Dyllan Shelly early in the second quarter. However, Greenwood came right back to grab control for good on a 4-yard TD run by Rosado with 8:16 left in the half. The Woodmen’s final touchdown of the first half came on Gallman’s 29-yard TD pass to Isaiah Drew with 29 seconds left.
“We didn’t throw as much as we have in the last few games, but we were efficient when we needed to be efficient,” Campbell said.
Gallman completed 4 of 6 passes for 61 yards.