10 to Remember: No. 9, 10/27/78 - Reed scores every point as Mosley beats Rutherford

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Quinton Reed's big day as captured in The News Herald.

Patti Blake photo
Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 01:05 PM.

Part II in a series counting down the 10 most memorable performances in the history of Tommy Oliver Stadium

It wasn’t so much the magnitude of the game. Mosley was winless at 0-6 and Rutherford was just 1-5 as the schools met for the fifth time in their then-brief county football rivalry.

What unfolded was significant in another sense, as rarely does one player score every point in a game that reaches double digits.

But that’s exactly what Mosley sophomore running back Quinton Reed accomplished as the Dolphins shut out the Rams 35-0. That’s right. Five touchdowns, five conversion kicks.

It wasn’t as though Reed didn’t have help in Mosley assuming a 3-2 edge in the series between the schools. After all, the Dolphins’ defense not only posted a shutout, if forced seven turnovers in the game with four interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

Yet the contribution of Reed cannot be overlooked. He not only scored 35 points, all coming in the first three quarters, but rushed for 207 yards as the Dolphins outgained the Rams 432-70.

Mosley took the opening kickoff on a seven-play touchdown drive. Reed scored on a 19-yard run, which would prove the longest of his TD dashes. Fans at Tommy Oliver Stadium couldn’t have known they merely had witnessed an opening salvo.



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