No. 8 Keith squeaks past Isabella on Homecoming

Published 10:10 pm Friday, October 29, 2021

No. 8 Keith High shook off rust from a three-week layoff on Homecoming.

Quarterback Terrell Lumpkin threw for a touchdown and ran for another as the Bears knocked off Isabella 14-7 on Friday night at J.V. Caldwell Stadium in Orrville.

It was the final homecoming contest for seniors Marquez Foster, Hermanski Todd, Jamal Voltz, Jamal James,  Jayln Jones, Jeremy Bryant, Antiwan Thomas, Cadarrius Moore, Courtavious Lewis, Terrell Lumpkin, Ty’Rel Perry  and  Quintais Woods.

“I was concerned how we would play after being off for so long,” Bears head coach Anthony Lumpkin said. “I’m proud how responded. If we continue to play like this, the sky’s the limit.”

The Mustangs took a 7-0 first quarter lead on Elijah Kendrick’s 15 yard touchdown pass to Phillip Williams.

The Bears climbed within 7-6 at halftime on Terrell Lumpkin’s 8-yard touchdown run.

Keith took the lead for good at 14-7 when Lumpkin threw a 30-yard TD pass to Jeffrey Cochran in the third quarter. Hermanski Todd scored the two-point conversion.

Lumpkin and Jones each had interceptions for Keith, who host McKenzie next Friday in first-round Class 1A playoff action.