HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL : Twin Taylors Lead Morse to a Big Victory in Hawaii
Identical twins Gary and Cary Taylor accounted for five touchdowns as Morse High, defending 3-A Section champion, rolled to a 41-15 victory over Honolulu Farrington Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.
Quarterback Cary Taylor threw for 99 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score. Gary Taylor, the state’s leading rusher last year as a junior, rushed for 110 yards and a touchdowns in 14 carries.
“When certain guys in this game got the ball, it was like men among boys,” Farrington Coach Skip Diaz said. “They were just devasting.”
The Taylors were held in check most of the first half but Morse was ahead 8-7 at halftime.
“We got some of our guys hurt up front and we couldn’t match up,” Morse Coach John Shacklett said. “So in the second half we had to come out passing.”
Morse took the opening possession of the second half and marched 57 yards in just under two minutes. The score came on a Cary Taylor to Dwayne Bostic eight-yard pass and gave Morse a 14-7 lead after the kick failed. The touchdown was set up by a Cary Taylor to Ray Barnes 46-yard pass.
After Bostic returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown, Gary Taylor ran around right end 37 yards for another score to give the Tigers a 26-7 lead.
“On the line we can bang with them, but they just outran us,” Diaz said. “I was impressed with (the Taylor’s) going in and I’m more impressed coming out.”
On the first play of the fourth quarter, Cary Taylor hit Glenn Steele with a 11-yard touchdown pass.
Cary Taylor, who completed six of 12 passes, finished the Morse scoring by running 42 yards for a touchdown on an option play. He also ran a kickoff back 55 yards.
Morse’s only points in the first half came on a Cary Taylor to Bostic nine-yard pass. Gary Taylor ran in for the conversion.