MCMS beats Monticello 32-18

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Next Up The MCMS Dogs took on Loganville this Wednesday, Sept. 18, and play the Putnam War Eagles next Wednesday at home, 4:30 p.m.

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer

The Morgan County Middle School Bulldogs beat the Monticello Purple Hurricanes 32-18 last Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Jasper County. The victory marks the Dogs’ second win of the season for a 2-0 record so far.

Morgan County received the opening kickoff but held onto the ball for only three plays before punting back to the Hurricanes.

Monticello ran an eight-play drive before giving up possession of the ball, and the Dogs scored soon thereafter with a 77-yard touchdown run by Tremon Moore.

Deyondray White’s extra point attempt brought the score to 7-0 for the Dogs.

Just before the end of the first half, Brandon Smith intercepted a pass on the Bulldogs’ one-yard line and returned it past the 50-yard line to give Morgan County good field advantage for their next drive.

Smith’s 27-yard carry a few plays later gave the Dogs their second touchdown of the day, but the extra point was no good. Still, Morgan County increased their lead to 13-0.

Monticello scored their first touchdown on the next drive with a 19-yard run on a fourth down but could not make the extra point.

With the score 13-6, Morgan County set off a flurry of touchdowns, alternating between the two teams.

Moore returned the Hurricanes’ next kickoff for a touchdown, before the Hurricanes scored with a 64-yard run on the second play of their next drive, and finally, Demacion Normon scored another touchdown for the Bulldogs with a 53-yard run – all within one minute of gameplay, bringing the score to 25-12.

Neither team scored again in the first half or in the entire third quarter.

The Dogs scored their last touchdown of the day at then end of an eight-play drive to bring them to 32-12, and the Hurricanes reciprocated with their own long drive leading to a touchdown.

After the final minutes ran off on the clock, the score remained 32-18 in the Bulldogs’ favor.

“It was a game of big plays,” said MCMS Coach Stacy Webb. “Our kids played hard, and we did what we needed to do to stay in control of the game.”

Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Dogs played Loganville at home, and next week, they will play against the Putnam War Eagles at home at 4:30 p.m.

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