Rage cruises past Janesville Nighthawks
Dyshaun Thomas took over at quarterback after Rage starting quarterback Danny Roberts was knocked out of the game with a bruised foot in the first quarter.
Thomas completed eight of 13 passes for 147 yards, including a 44-yard scoring pass to Jarmar Ayers.
The defense led the Rage, holding the Nighthawks (0-2) without a touchdown.
Tyler Honeck led the Rock County defense with nine tackles, including four for loss. Sancho Ellis had 2.5 sacks, while Carl Crawford had 1.5 sacks.
In all, the Rage defense had eight sacks and five interceptions.
T.J. Listenbee added an 80-yard punt return for a score in the third quarter.
The Rage will play their first home game next Saturday at Milton High. Rock County takes on the Illinois Gators at 6 p.m.
RAGE 50, NIGHTHAWKS
Rage 13 15 7 15—50 Nighthawks 0 0 0 2—2
First Quarter RC—Jarrod Copper, 6 run (kick failed). RCNate Wallman, 15 fumble return (Derek Wickhem kick). Second Quarter RC—Wallman, 6 run (kick failed). RC—Sancho Ellis, 6 interception return (pass failed). RC—FG, Wickhem, 25. Third Quarter
RC—T.J. Listenbee, 80 punt return (Wickhem kick). Fourth Quarter J—Safety, runner tackled in end zone. RC Jarmar Ayers, 44 pass from Dyshaun Thomas (Wickhem kick). RC—Charles Steele, 48 inter ception return (Alex Stowe pass from Thomas)
Last updated: 8:49 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012