Montgomery County Indians scalp the Powell County Pirates 33-14 @football_mchs @POCOFootball
Written by: David Burnworth on Sunday, August 25th, 2019
The nightcap of the 2019 Rec Bowl would see the visiting Powell County Pirates square off against the Montgomery County Indians. This would be my third time attending this game and I must say the hospitality I have been shown by the people here has been nothing short of amazing. From the Athletic director leaving me a pass at the gate, to the guys in the press box allowing me to enter grab a cold ale 8 to making sure I have a copy of the rosters, from all of the teams to the moms and grandmothers I have met, while setting the stands watching the game and all of the other fans, you all are good people and amazing fans in my book.
Montgomery was stopped on fourth and one at the Powell County one yard line, with 4:59 left in the first giving the Pirates not only the ball but all of the momentum that the Indians had gathered on the 14 play, 61 yard drive. That momentum would be short lived, after quarterback Blake Hall fumbled the ball in the end zone and then was tackled for a safety to put the Indians up 2-0, with 3:39 left in the opening quarter. The Indians would fumble the ball themselves at the 2:04 mark of the quarter and given credit for the fumble recovery was Preston Wasson of the Pirates.
The Indians would cap off a 4 play, 40 yard drive with a 41 yard touchdown run by Nick Huff to make this an 8-0 game, with 10:44 left in the half. The Indians would use a reception by Devin Johnson to set up a 5 yard score from Josh Wheaton to go up 14-0, with 6:08 left in the half.
The Indians would strike again on a 46 yard reception by Austin Eichenberger to go up 20-0, with 3:47 left. The last two minutes of the half would show the Indians making two fine plays on defense. The first play came in the shape of a two yard loss by the Pirates, when Landon Banfield and Gage Mapel got to Hall. Then it was a tackle for loss by Devon Adams on Hall. The Pirates managed to end the half on a high note, when Joshua Ledford and Chimaobi Ajuonuma-Creed got to Indians quarterback Alex Hatton for a loss of ten.
The third quarter would see the Pirates light up the scoreboard on a 45 yard run by Levi Congleton, after Brian Baker made good on the point after kick we had a 20-7 game. Wheaton would set up his own score when he picked up twelve yards on a nice carry, he capped off the drive with a 19 yard run. The point after kick by Zane Cater made this a 27-7 game, with 7:39 left in the very long third quarter. Before the quarter crawled to an end both teams would record a sack. For Montgomery county doing the honors were Devon Adams and Adam McCune and for the Pirates it was Creed.
The Pirates struck first in the final frame, after the capped of a 6 play, 65 yard drive on a Holden Townsend 20 yard pass to Hunter Brown. The point after kick made this a 27-14 game. Wheaton would do most of the work on the Indians scoring drive, with runs of 11, 8 and 5 yards to set up a 3 yard run by Jaden Akers to make the final score 33-14.
58 plays, 172 yards (28 in first half)
Passing 5-9 1 TD
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