Cavaliers score all 47 points in first half of shutout victory


One year removed from an appearance in the MIAA A Conference championship game and just a few years removed from perennial domination of the A circuit, the Gilman School football team is just a shell of its former self and the Greyhounds suffered a big setback Friday, getting routed at No. 5 Archbishop Spalding, 47-0.

Spalding scored all 47 of its points in the first half and cruised through the second half with a running clock.

Quarterback Jayden Umbarger rushed for three scores, including a 77-yard burst in the second quarter and threw a pair of TD passes to pace the offense.

Umbarger, who rushed for 188 yards on just 18 carries, opened the scoring with a 31-yard touchdown run and then completed a pair of 11-yard touchdown tosses to Chris Clark and Brevin Easton, respectively.

Reserve quarterback Austin Tutas added a 35-yard scoring throw Khari Butler to complete a 27-0 first quarter for the Cavaliers.

Easton returned to the end zone in the second quarter, this time on a 97-yard punt return. Umbarger then scored on his 77-yard run before capping the scoring with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Zakee Wheatley, who had three catches for 90 yards. Umbarger added 172 passing yards by completing 10-of-14 passes with non interceptions.

Gilman was limited to just five yards passing and the Greyhounds rushed for 117 yards.

Spalding outgunned Gilman 429-122.