MCS scores 63 in much needed win

Published 12:30 am Saturday, October 8, 2016

Meadowview's Jeremy Lee scrambles out of the pocket Friday night in a 63-7 victory. --Blake Deshazo

Meadowview’s Jeremy Lee scrambles out of the pocket Friday night in a 63-7 victory. –Blake Deshazo

By Blake Deshazo
The Selma Times-Journal

Being back home felt pretty good for Meadowview Christian, as the Trojans toppled Emerald Mountain 63-7 Friday night.

This game was just the second home game on the season for Meadowview (2-5), whose playoff hopes are still alive after earning a region win.

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“It feels great to be back here at home. It’s been five weeks since we’ve been home, and it feels good to get a big win tonight,” said Meadowview head coach Lebo Jones.

“We really needed it. We lost three games in a row, and we needed a win tonight.”

The Trojans had an explosive first quarter, getting in the end zone four times.

The Patriots learned quickly not to punt the ball away, after Jeremy Lee returned back-to-back punts for touchdowns.

Lee returned the first punt for 65 yards and the second for 45, giving Meadowview an early 16-0 lead.

“He returned the first two punts, and they didn’t punt anymore, so he had a good night,” Jones said. “He’s a good athlete. He seems to come up big for us every game.”

The Patriots scored their lone touchdown on the night on a fourth down conversion from their own 40-yard line. Matthew Mitchell took to the ball on a reverse and took it to the house for 60 yards making the score 16-7.

Meadowview’s next two scores came from Zack Duke, who scored on runs of 40 and 24 yards, making it 30-7.

“He was hurt last game, so this was his first game back from a knee injury,” Jones said. “He shined tonight. He made a lot of good runs and played good defense.”

Emerald Mountain looked to answer back but turned the ball over on downs. Duke padded his stats with a 92-yard touchdown run giving the Trojans a 36-7 lead early in the second quarter. Meadowview closed the first half with a 2-yard score from Lee, making it 56-7.

The Trojans defense held the Patriots scoreless for the rest of the game. Austin Little scored the final touchdown of the night on a 48-yard run, making it 63-7.

Jones said Friday’s win gives the Trojans a chance at the playoffs.

“We’re still in the playoff hunt,” Jones said. “If we can win our last two games we’ll be in the playoffs.”

Meadowview plays Brooklane Baptist at home next week.