Saturday, September 1, 2012

Jaguars start fast, pitch shutout

Last week, things did not start off well for Forestview. Though they won 38-16, the first play from scrimmage resulted in an interception return for a touchdown. The Jaguars flipped the script on that one when they stopped Lexington for a loss on two consecutive plays. After that, Colin Munson returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown.

The Jaguars defense would continue to torment the Yellow Jackets’ offense from there on. Forestview’s offense got rolling in the first half. They capped off a drive with a Logan Bradley connection to Isaiah McCaskill for an eight-yard touchdown. Colton Rouse’s extra point made it 14-0.

Lexington’s Raekwon Byrd was intercepted again in the second quarter, this time by Kameron Timmons. It was initially returned for a touchdown but it was called back due to an illegal block. But that did set up Bishop Ford’s four-yard touchdown run to put Forestview up 20-0. The extra point was no good. Rouse made up for it later with a 33-yard field-goal to make it 23-0 at half-time. Rouse added another field-goal in the second half. This time it was from 20 yards out.

Bradley added another touchdown for Forestview late in the third quarter when he hit Mykelti Armstrong for a 36-yard touchdown pass. The Jaguars put another score on the board in the fourth quarter. Moe Neal’s five-yard touchdown run made the score 40-0.

The Yellow Jackets threatened to score in the second half, but was unable to complete a drive. It did not help that they were without their starting tailback, Marquez Grayson. He missed the game with a high ankle sprain.

“We want to have something go right early.” Forestview head coach Chris Medlin said about Forestview’s interception on the first drive “We’ve had this happen before. Things start bad and then snowball.”

Medlin was also pleased with how Forestview kept making plays offensively in the second half. Last week, Forestview was up 38-14 at half-time but the offense sputtered.

“We finished!” Medlin said “In the second half we continued.”

“We got our butt kicked.” Lexington head coach Kwayu Graham said “Throw an interception first play of the game, jump off sides, lose focus, it’s disgusting. Coaches did a great job. We got to make plays.”

Forestview will be on the road again next week as they travel to Bessemer City. Lexington will host Davie County.

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