ROCHESTER — You know it’s likely to be a good night when your defense can score touchdowns. Plymouth’s Rockies got two scores from their defense, on the way to a 48-7 win over Rochester in their first road test of the new season.
Plymouth got a 37-yard interception return for six from Brock Smith in the third quarter, but the big rumble was a 20-yard strip and score from defensive tackle Damon Howe almost before the fans had settled into their chairs. Howe stripped the ball from Zebra running back Nate Basham’s arms and without breaking stride took it to the house.
Smith took up residence in the end zone for the evening scoring three more times on the night and running for 138 yards on 22 carries.