Trio of Tigers go over 100 yards

Published 11:29 pm Friday, September 24, 2010

Despite five fumbles, the McKenzie offense still handled Red Level on the road Friday night, 30-0.

Head coach Miles Brown was pleased three of his backs – Jakar Adams, (106), Sir Wallace Presley (101), and Cliff Pugh (103) – had 100-yard games. But he wasn’t happy with the fumbles.

“We just put the ball on the ground too much,” said Brown. “Defensively, though, I thought we played our best football game of the year. Especially considering how many turnovers we had. The defense just would not let them (Red Level) score.”

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The Tigers led 14-0 at halftime on the strength of a 14-yard touchdown run by Adams and a 20-yard scoring run by Pugh.

Emmanuel Johnson added an eight-yard touchdown and Adams had a 12-yard touchdown in the second half also for McKenzie, which is ranked No. 8 in Class 1A.

On defense Ladarius Grace led the team with 12 tackles. Kendrick Ball had 10 tackles and two sacks. Tadarius Gill had nine tackles and a sack. Matt Lewis recovered a fumble for the Tigers.

The Tigers host Georgiana Friday night.