Lee runs MCS Trojans to second win of season

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 26, 2004

Meadowview Christian showed few signs of rust against Taylor Road on Friday night, after its week off due to Hurricane Ivan.

The Trojans boasted a strong ground game and came away with a 41-14 win against Taylor Road to improve to 2-2 on the season.

MCS came out very slow in the first quarter thanks to Ivan and his aftermath.

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Meadowview Christian soon shook off the slow start, dominating the offensive side of the ball by the end of the quarter.

Dustin Lee got things going for the Trojans in the second quarter. Lee’s fumble recovery at the Taylor Road 42-yard line and return to the 34 set up a 9-yard scoring run by Tyler Wendell at the 9:30 mark of the second quarter to give MCS a 7-0 lead, with Wendell adding the extra point.

The Meadowview Christian defense was very stingy, not allowing the Tigers good field position most of the night.

The speedy Dustin Lee took advantage of the short field when he ran in from eight yards out for another score. The extra point gave the Trojans a 14-0 lead with 2:02 left in the second quarter.

Lee finished the first half with 115 yards on 13 carries.

Meadowview Christian came into the third quarter with a strong mixture of offense and defense. The Trojans’ first score of the second half came when Lee broke free for a 4-yard touchdown run at the 8:17 mark of the third quarter. Wendell added the PAT for a 21-0 MCS lead.

The Trojans’ defense came through with a big play 17 seconds later when Blake Smith intercepted a Tigers’ pass and returned it 45 yards for the touchdown. The PAT made it a 28-0 game with 8:03 left in the third.

Defensive end Ryan Stephens stopped a Taylor Road drive when he recovered a fumble at the MCS 42.

Seven plays later, the Trojans took advantage of the miscue when running back Landon Mehan scored on an 18-yard run with 4:20 to go in the third quarter. Wendell kicked the extra point to make it 35-0.

The Tigers got in the end zone on a 42-yard touchdown run by Wes Thomas with 20.3 seconds left in the third to close the gap to 35-6.

But Mehan answered with nine minutes left in the game when he pounded his way in from two yards out to extend the lead to 41-6.

Taylor Road scored the final touchdown on a 68-yard pass from Micah Allen to Wes Thomas at the 5:05 mark of the fourth quarter. The Tigers added the 2-point conversion.

Lee finished with 170 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Mehan ran for 63 yards and added 38 receiving yards, while Wendell rushed for 69 yards.

MCS quarterback Chris Sewell completed 3-of-9 passes for 63 yards.