Meadowview Christian School falls in Treherne coaching debut

Published 7:02 am Monday, August 21, 2023

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Despite two stellar individual performances, Meadowview Christian School (MCS) lost its season opener to Jacksonville Christian 53-26 at Wasden Field.

Meadowview, 0-1, scored four touchdowns in John Treherne’s debut as Trojans’ head coach.  Treherne said he was pleased with the effort.

“It was a very good game against a very good team,” Treherne said. “Our guys played hard the whole game and never gave up.”

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Quarterback Alex Johnson threw for 212 yards, two touchdowns, and ran for 62 more yards with a two-point conversion. Running back Trent Ballard had 252 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns, including 111 yards rushing. He scored on a 62-yard touchdown reception, an 83-yard kickoff return, and an 87-yard run.

Cole Ballard, Ballard’s brother, scored the Trojans’ other touchdown, making a 25-yard TD reception.

The Trojans trailed 20-6 after one quarter and 51-18 at halftime. The game had a running clock in the second half.