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av­er­age. The nine points the Moun­taineers man­aged on Fri­day was their low­est scor­ing out­put of the sea­son.

Most all of the scor­ing came in the first quar­ter. LFO led 12-0 on a 1-yard run by Nathan Wil­liams and a 2-yard run by Ja­cob Brown. North Mur­ray quar­ter­back Pre­ston Poag, Jr. added a 1-yard TD of his own and kicker Owen Hannah booted a 25-yard field goal to cut the War­riors’ lead to 12-9.

That would all the scor­ing un­til the fourth quar­ter when Brown helped ice the vic­tory with a 17-yard run, fol­lowed by an Alec Gen­try ex­tra point.

Brown would have his best game as a War­rior with 132 yards on just 13 car­ries. Wil­liams would bull his way to 116 yards on 28 at­tempts and quar­ter­back Malachi Pow­ell would run for 43 yards and throw for 52 on 2-of-4 pass­ing, in­clud­ing a 43-yard com­ple­tion to Gio­vanni Bar­roso.

Poag was lim­ited to 67 yards in the air on 6-of16 at­tempts, while he was picked off once by Ja­cob King and sacked three times, twice by James Bed­ding­ton and once by Brax­ton Jones. Noah Lunsford led all North Mur­ray run­ners with 69 yards on 14 car­ries.

LFO also lim­ited the Moun­taineers to less than 40 yards of of­fense in the sec­ond half.

The War­riors’ last play­off home game was 19-0 first-round de­ci­sion over Mount Zion-jones­boro in their his­toric 2004 sea­son. That was also the last time LFO raised a re­gion cham­pi­onship tro­phy.

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