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Huntingdon Rolls to 42-7 Win Over McKenzie

Posted 8/29/19

McKENZIE — It was a scoreless affair for a little over a quarter before Huntingdon rolled up six touchdowns in a 42-7 win over McKenzie to open the season.

The Rebels won the toss and …

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Huntingdon Rolls to 42-7 Win Over McKenzie

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McKENZIE — It was a scoreless affair for a little over a quarter before Huntingdon rolled up six touchdowns in a 42-7 win over McKenzie to open the season.

The Rebels won the toss and elected to defer to the second half which gave the ball to Huntingdon first to start the game. The Mustangs ventured into Rebel territory before being forced to punt. The Rebels moved the ball well into Mustang territory before they were forced to punt. The contest went this way back and forth for the remainder of the opening quarter. Huntingdon did have a touchdown called back on a penalty with 48 seconds left in the quarter.

Two plays into the second quarter, Hunter Ensley leaped over a pile for a 1-yard touchdown with 11:26 left in the first half. The extra point was good by Cole Edwards for a 7-0 Mustang lead.

McKenzie opened their next drive with a nice 9-yard run by Micah Austin. Austin picked up another 5 yards before getting knocked unconscious on the play delaying the contest for several minutes. Austin was airlifted to Vanderbilt and examined for concussion symptoms.  McKenzie punted the ball after the next couple of plays went nowhere. Huntingdon struck quickly on a 66-yard touchdown with 7:50 left in the half. The PAT was good by Edwards for a 14-0 lead for the Mustangs.

After McKenzie went three and out, Brandon Lawton scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with 5:27 left in the half. The PAT was good by Edwards for a 21-0 Mustang lead.

McKenzie finally got a drive and scored on a 7-yard pass from Evan Jarrett to Caden Allen. The extra point was good by Levin Adrom as McKenzie cut into the Mustang lead 21-7.

Huntingdon’s Hunter Ensley took the ensuing kickoff back for a touchdown with 1:22 left in the half. The extra point was good for a 28-7 lead which was the score at halftime.

Both teams engaged in fumblitis to open the second half with McKenzie fumbling away their first two possessions and Huntingdon fumbling one away during the third quarter.

The Mustangs settled down and posted two more touchdowns in the quarter. The first came with 5:14 left on a 78-yard run by Hunter Ensley. The PAT was good for a 35-7 lead.  The last score of the game came with 2:43 left in the third period on a 71-yard touchdown run by Brandon Lawton. The PAT was good for what would be the final score of 42-7.

Both teams played their younger players in the final quarter. The Mustangs rolled up over 500 yards offensively while McKenzie threw for close to 250 yards in the contest. Huntingdon is on the road again this week to Waverly while McKenzie travels to West Carroll. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. starts.

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