McKenzie routs Pleasant Home, 46-0

Published 11:40 pm Friday, September 3, 2010

McKenzie Tigers had one word in their vocabulary Friday: touchdown.

The Tigers defeated Pleasant Home decisively, 46-0.

Coach Miles Brown said the game was a good time to learn.

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“It gave us a chance to see a lot of people get a lot of playing time,” Brown said. “It let us work on developing depth for the season.”

Ethan Faust opened the scoring, with two-yard carry for his first touchdown of the year. On Pleasant Home’s next possession, McKenzie’s Emmanuel Johnson intercepted a pass and ran in a 46-yard touchdown. For the rest of the game, Pleasant Home struggled to keep the ball out of the McKenzie offense’s hands. At halftime, the score was 38-0.

“Our defense did a great job getting the shutout,” Brown said. “We will know more about how we did offensively once we get to review the film and really break it down.”

The Tigers racked up 487 yards of total offense, with 385 rushing and 102 passing yards,

Sir Wallace Presley connected on 7-of-10 passes, for one touchdown and 102 yards. Cliff Pugh tallied three receptions for 67 yards and one touchdown.

The Tigers, however, picked up most of their yardage on the ground. Pugh had three carries for 95 yards, followed by Johnson with two carries for 60 yards and a score. Presley picked up 77 yards and one touchdown with his four carries. Anthony Grace and Jakar Adams each ran three carries for one touchdown apiece, with Adams grabbing 61 yards and Grace picking up 16.

The Tigers will play J.F. Shields next week, but Brown said he’s not looking too far into the future.

“We are just taking this one weekend at a time, and trying to figure out how we can be a better team.” Brown said. “When you play this game, everyone is a tough opponent until you get to the end of the night and find out what kind of team they really are.”