Greenwood coach Mike Campbell can’t say enough good things about his senior quarterback Seth Gallman.
“He is our lifeblood,” Campbell said. “He’s a great kid. He’s a hard worker. He’s our leader. Unequivocally, he’s the heart of our machine. Glad we got him and we’re going to get to play with him for at least one more week.”
Gallman ran for 120 yards to help lead a punishing running attack as the host Woodmen rolled to a 50-6 win against Mt. Vernon (Fortville) on Friday night in the Class 4A Sectional 22 semifinals.
Greenwood (9-2) will play at Mooresville (3-8) in the final next Friday. The Woodmen, who beat visiting Mooresville 51-21 earlier this season in a Mid-State Conference football game, are seeking their first sectional championship since 2005.
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Junior running back Nick Willham rushed for 85 yards on nine caries with three touchdowns for Greenwood, and senior running back Brandon Rosado added 77 yards and two TDs.
“We talked about again getting fast start, being physical and executing our game plan,” Campbell said. “Offensively and defensively, I felt we did that.”
The Woodmen dominated from the start, with Willham scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter on runs of 6 and 4 yards. Both were followed by two-point conversion runs. Anthony Williams powered in from 1 yard for a touchdown to put Greenwood ahead 22-0 late in the first quarter.
Greenwood pushed the lead to 36-0 by halftime on 1-yard touchdown runs by Oliver Rau and Rosado.
Rosado added a 5-yard TD run and Willham a 2-yard TD in the third quarter to boost the lead to the lead to 50-0. From there, Greenwood subbed heavily.
“We balanced things up, and we are starting to get guys back,” Campbell said. “Oliver Rau was our JV quarterback, but he’s a running back too, so we’re getting him in some packages. He did a nice job. We still have a lot of work left if we are going to take the next step.”
With 56 seconds left in the third quarter, Mt. Vernon finally scored on a 14-yard touchdown pass from second-string quarterback Austin Finke to Adam Lackey.