MCHS Wins Rivalry Game Over Wheeler
It was a rivalry game in Alamo last Friday night as the Eagles of Montgomery County came to town to take on the Bulldogs of Wheeler County. The game was close in the first quarter, but the Eagles pulled away to a big win. The scoring got started on a 39-yard touchdown run by Montgomery's Samari Madison. MCHS added the extra point to lead 7-0.
Wheeler answered with a touchdown, and then took the lead as they got the two-point conversion to lead 8-7 over the Eagles. The Eagles went back on top when Brandon Denmark got loose for a 41-yard touchdown run later in the first quarter. That made the score 13-8.
In the second quarter the Eagles forced a fumble at the end of a big run from Wheeler's Keenan Bryant. Jacob Carpenter forced the fumble with NiShawn Wise getting on top of it. That led to another MCHS touchdown. After moving the ball across midfield, Cameron Wallace went for 39 yards and the score. MCHS held a 20-8 lead.
Another touchdown for Montgomery pushed the lead to 26-8, which was the score at the end of the first half of action.
In the third quarter of the game neither team found the end one, but in the fourth MCHS capped off a drive with a 10-yard run by Denmark to extend the lead to 33-8. Montgomery added one more touchdown in the game on the way to a big 40-8 rivalry, and Region win.
The Eagles rushed for 395 yards in the game that secured them a spot in the playoffs. Denmark and Bo Davidson both went for over 100 yards in the game.
That was the final regular season game of the year for the Bulldogs as they finish with a 5-5 record and a 3-5 record in the Region. It was a great improvement over the previous two seasons in which they had won a total of just two games.
The Eagles still have a couple of games to play. This week they will be hosting powerhouse Dublin, the #2 ranked team in single A. MCHS currently has a record of 6-3 and they are 4-3 in the Region. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m.