MCHS Over Baconton
The Eagles football team of Montgomery County High School rolled to their seventh win of the season and improved their Region record to 6-1 on the year as they shut out Baconton Charter at home last Thursday night. The Eagles wasted no time in putting points on the board as Cameron Wallace took the opening kickoff of the game back 75 yards for a touchdown. MCHS missed the extra point, but led 6-0.
MCHS got an interception on their first defensive series with Samari Madison pulling down a Baconton pass and returning it all the way to the 12-yard line. On the next play Xavier Brantley went in for the touchdown. The extra point was good this time for a 13-0 lead for MCHS.
This time it was Brantley that pulled down an interception for MCHS, giving the Eagles the ball at their own 25yard line. Runs by Brandon Denmark and Wallace moved the ball across midfield, and then a pass from Bo Davidson to Brantley put the ball at the 22-yard line of Baconton. But MCHS fumbled the ball at the 17 with Baconton recovering with just over four minutes to play in the first quarter. The defense got the ball back for MCHS and this time they were back into the end zone with a pass from Davidson to Denmark from 51 yards out. They missed the extra point, but it was a 19-0 lead for the Eagles.
Baconton was moving the ball on their next possession as the first quarter came to an end. Early in the second they moved the ball across midfield, but they were stopped there and forced to punt the ball with 9:30 left in the first half.
Denmark had a good return to the 45-yard line. Darius Wells then got the carry down to the 25-yard line as he ran through several tackles. On the next play Wells went in for a touchdown. The extra point was good for a 26-0 lead with 8:28 left in the first half.
Davidson hit Brantley for a 55-yard pass for a touchdown with 5:56 left in the half for a 32-0 MCHS lead. The Eagles scored one more time in the first half of the game, this one on a pass from Davidson to Ahmad Carter. The PAT was good for a 39-0 lead with 1:16 left in the first half.
In the second half of the game there was a running clock and neither team scored any points. MCHS took the win, 39-0, over Baconton.
This week the Eagles will host rival Wheeler County on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in the next to last game of the regular season.