Mus­tangs Ju­nior Var­sity Holds On To De­feat Seneca, 24-22

McDonald County Press - - SPORTS - Rick Peck

The McDon­ald County High School ju­nior var­sity built an 18-2 lead and held on to claim a 24-22 de­ci­sion over Seneca on Sept. 4 at MCHS.

Michael Wil­liams ran for a 49-yard touch­down on the sec­ond play from scrim­mage to give McDon­ald County a 6-0 lead. Wil­liam’s run was set up by Ben Mora’s 30-yard pass to Kee­gan Driscoll on the game’s first play.

Mora scored on a one-yard sneak just a minute later to make the score 12-0. Os­car Ortiz re­cov­ered a Seneca fum­ble and re­turned it to the one on the In­di­ans’ first pos­ses­sion to set the stage for Mora’s TD.

Seneca got on the board early in the sec­ond quar­ter with a safety when the Mus­tangs snapped the ball out of the end zone on a punt at­tempt.

But McDon­ald County an­swered later in the quar­ter on Mora’s 42-yard run to give the Mus­tangs an 18-2 lead at half­time.

Seneca scored a pair of touch­downs on short runs to cap off long drives in the third quar­ter to cut the score 18-16 to start the fourth pe­riod.

McDon­ald County scored its fi­nal touch­down early in the pe­riod on Mora’s 61-yard touch­down pass to Trent Alik.

Seneca then drove the length of the field to cut the score to 24-22 on a short touch­down run late in the game, but the Mus­tangs stopped the two-point con­ver­sion at­tempt to pre­serve the win.

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