- Samuel Fuller
MJHS Defeats #4 White County 45-43
MJHS started the game with the ball from their own 25 yard line.
Number 3, QB Tyler Travers handed the ball off to number 6, WR Osize Daniyan for a 15 yard rush for the first down.
Travers then handed the ball to number 7, RB Dearrius Morton for a 60 yard rush touchdown. The extra point was made giving the Bears an early lead of 7-0 with 11:32 left in the first quarter.
The White County Warriors started from their own 20 yard line. After four plays and two penalties, the Warriors were at fourth and six from their own 24 yard line.
The Warriors Center made a bad snap, and the Bears got around the line, and ran the ball in for a touchdown. The extra point was made, giving the Bears a lead of 14-0 with 8:09 left in the first quarter.
Warriors, again from their own 20, made eight rush plays, then had an incomplete pass, putting them at fourth and 12 from their 41.
The Warriors punted the ball, and the Bears started from their own 21.
Dearrius Morton ran 79 yards for a touchdown, but was brought back to the 26 from a holding penalty, giving the Bears first and five.
The next play, Travers ran 74 yards for a touchdown, but the play had been called dead before he made the play.
The next two plays were consecutive screen passes for negative yards, first by number 30, WR Deon Waller, and the second by Daniyan.
The Bears were at third and 15 from the 16 yard line. Travers passed to number 28, WR Rayder Soto, for a 20 yard pass gain, giving the Bears a first down at the 36 yard line.
After a four yard rush, the Bears were at second and six from the 40.
Travers passed to Daniyan for a 60 yard touchdown play. The extra point was made, giving the Bears a decent lead of 21 points over the Warriors, with 1:32 left in the first quarter.
Warriors from their own 20. The Warriors QB ran for four yards, then the following play, there was no gain on the rush.
The Warriors RB, number six, ran for 76 yards for a touchdown, making the extra point, and putting the score at 21-7 Bears with 0:14 left in the first quarter.
The Warriors attempted an onside kick, but the Bears recovered the ball from their own 40. Number five, RB Keion Irby, picked up the ball after a fumble, and ran 60 yards for a touchdown, but the officials ruled the play an incomplete pass, and as the Bears lined up, the quarter ran out, with a score of 21-7 Bears.
The Second Quarter
Morton ran 15 yards for a first down to open up the quarter, putting the Bears at the Warriors' 45 yard line. Irby then ran the final 45 yards for a touchdown. The extra point was made, giving the Bears a 28-7 lead over the Warriors with 11:26 left in the second quarter.
Warriors from the 20. The second play was a 54 yard QB rush by number three, and he was stopped on the Bears 17 yard line by Daniyan. After three more rush plays, the Warriors finally pushed through the Bears' defensive line, scoring the touchdown. The Warriors made the extra point, and the score was 28-14, with the Bears still on top and 9:23 left in the second quarter.
The Bears started the drive from their own 41 after a 21 yard return by Daniyan. After two forced incomplete pass plays with a no gain rush in between, the Bears were forced to punt. The ball was caught at the 20 yard line, and the Warriors number 11 ran 10 yards, and a personal foul penalty was called on the Bears.
Warriors from their own 45. The Warriors ran six rush plays, two of which resulted in either no gain or loss, but two of which were a 23 yard QB rush, and a 21 yard rush for a touchdown. The Warriors scored the extra point, putting them seven points behind the Bears with 5:40 left in the second quarter.
Daniyan returned the ball from the 25 to the 46 on the kickoff return. The Bears ran five plays, but only made one first down, and were forced to punt from their own 49.
The Warriors recieved the punt on their own 20. The Warriors had lots of small plays, and were assisted by penalties in getting them downfield. The touchdown was made by the QB, and the extra point was made. This tied the game up at 28-28 with 0:02 left in the half.
The Warriors started the quarter from their own 17 yard line. The Bears defense stopped the rush, putting the Warriors at second and 11 on the 16. After offsetting personal foul penalties and a successful rush, the Warriors were at 3rd and 7. The Warriors only gained three yards on their next play, and were forced to punt.
Bears from their own 40 after Isaiah Roseberry was brought down at the 50, but was taken back by a block in the back on the Bears. Morton opened the drive with a 25 yard rush, and combined with a late hit penalty, the Bears were 30 yards from scoring another touchdown. The Warriors defense bolstered themselves enough to push the Bears back 12 yards, and forced them to punt.
Warriors from the 20. After an eight yard rush gain, the Warriors center made a bad snap, and the Warriors could not recover, and were forced to punt from their 15, putting the Bears at the Warriors' 39 yard line after the return.
Morton made two four yard rushes, but on the third down, the Warriors sacked Travers, putting the Bears at fourth and four from the 33. The Bears attempted the conversion, and after a successful four yard pass to Daniyan, the Bears were at the 29 yard line with a fresh set of downs. Morton made an 11 yard rush, and combined with a personal foul on the defense, the Bears were at the nine yard line. After an unsuccessful first rush, Morton made consecutive four and five yard rushed to score the touchdown. The extra point was made, putting the Bears back on top at 35-28 with 2:58 left in the third quarter.
Warriors from the 20. The Warriors only gained two total yards on their drive, and were foced to punt, placing the Bears at the White County 40, after a 15 yard return by Daniyan, but offsetting penalties caused a replay.
Bears from their own 43. The last play of the quarter was a 16 yard rush by Morton, with the score 35-28 Bears at the end of the third quarter.
The Bears opened up the quarter with four consecutive Morton rush plays, the last one gaining no yards, and were at the 15 yard line. Number 34, RB Harrison Edwards, made an 11 yard rush to put the Bears at the four yard line with a fresh set of downs. The Warriors defense broke through and punched out the ball, recovering it on the five yard line.
Warriors made eight rush plays, and were on the 38 yard line. The Warriors RB made a 62 yard rush touchdown, and the extra point was made. The Bears and the Warriors were tied at 35 with 4:51 left in the fourth quarter.
Edwards with a four yard kick return, put the Bears at the 34 yard line. Morton made a 32 yard rush putting the Bears at the opposing 35. Morton made three more rush plays, the third being a 23 yard touchdown play. The extra point was made, and the Bears were on top at 42-35 with 3:05 left in the game.
The Warriors started their possession on their own 40 yard line. After 9 rush plays, one pass play, one no gain rush, and an incomplete pass, the Warriors had scored another touchdown. The Warriors attempted to make a two point conversion, and were successful. The score was 43-42 Warriors, with 17 seconds left in the Quarter.
The Bears started their possession on their own 40 yard line. Travers passed to Daniyan, who then tossed it back to Irby, who ran to the 25 yard line. A personal foul on the defense put the Bears at the 10 yard line. After a one yard rush, the Bears called timeout with one second left on the clock. Number 98, K Daniel Echevarria was put in to attempt the field goal. He was successful, putting the Bears at 45-43 over #4 White County. The Bears' record was now 3-1.