Big second quarter buries Bulldogs
Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 5:32 pm
Gleason, Tenn. —The McKenzie Rebels erupted for 28 second-quarter points to pull away from the host Gleason Bulldogs on the way to the 41-0 victory Friday night at Parks Edwards Field in Gleason.
The Dawgs (2-2, 0-2 District 13-A) picked up a first down in each of their first two drives, but were held to three-and-out series by the McKenzie defense in their next four possessions.
McKenzie (3-1, 2-0 District 13-A) fumbled to end its first possession and the Dawgs forced a Rebel punt to end the second MHS drive. The McKenzie punt boomed 52 yards and pinned Gleason at its own 17-yard line late in the first quarter.
The Dawgs again struggled to move the ball and punted to McKenzie. For the game, Gleason managed just 69 total yards of offense.
The Rebels started at the GHS 43 and needed nine plays to cover the distance. Quinton Bowden ran the final five yards for the opening touchdown with 11:11 left in the first half. Alex Rider kicked the point after for a 7-0 lead. Rider eventually hit 6-of-7 PAT kicks.
After another punt, the Rebs put together a five-play, 63-yard scoring march, including an 18-yard completion by Austin McKinney to Max Arnold, a 15-yard GHS penalty and an 18-yard run by Austin Taylor. Bowden ran it in from the 1 to double the MHS lead to 14-0.
The Rebs third score came on a Keon Williams 6-yard run to cap a short 41-yard drive with 5:00 left in the second quarter.
Jake Johnson was the third Reb to score in the half when he romped in from 3-yards out for a 28-0 advantage with 41 ticks left in the first half.
Bowden added a 16-yard TD run in the third quarter and Williams rambled in from 14-yards out in the fourth to conclude the scoring.
Gleason will next host South Fulton Friday night with kickoff at 7. McKenzie will host Hum-boldt at 7:30 on Friday night.
McKenzie 0 28 7 6—41
Gleason 0 0 0 0—0
MHS — Quinton Bowden 5-yard run, (Alex Rider kick), 11:11.
MHS — Bowden 1-yard run, (Rider kick), 7:15 .
MHS — Keon Williams 6-yard run, (Rider kick), 5:00.
MHS — Jake Johnson 3-yard run, (Rider kick), 00:41.
MHS — Bowden 16-yard run, Rider kick), 5:46.
MHS — Williams 14-yard run, (kick failed), 5:40.
First Downs 20 4
Rushes-yards 35-275 31-64
Passing yards 41 5
Comp-Att-Int 3-8-0 3-7-0
Punts 1-52 7-28.7
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0
Penalties-yards 3-25 4-45
Rushing — McKenzie, Quinton Bowden 12-88, Jake Johnson 7-69, Keon Williams 5-47, Austin Taylor 4-45, Austin McKinney 4-23, Devin Wagner 2-4, Max Arnold 1-(-1); Gleason, Nicky Spain 5-26, Sam Cosby 5-18, J.T. Waszkowski 6-16, Dalton Teeter 6-14, Matt Mayo 2-1, Cody Ezell 4-0, Team 1-(-2), Conner Verdell 2-(-9).
Passing — McKenzie, McKinney 3-8-0 — 41; Gleason, Verdell 3-7-0 — 5.
Receiving — McKenzie, Arnold 1-18, John Johnson 1-13, Evan Wilson 1-10; Gleason, Cory Frye 1-10, Ben Sumner 2-(-5).
Records — McKenzie 4-1 (2-0 District 13-A), Gleason 2-2 (0-2 District 13-A).
Next Game — McKenzie will next host Humboldt with kickoff at 7:30 on Friday night, while Gleason will entertain South Fulton with kickoff at 7 on Friday night.