By Dave Helmick
OAKLAND, MD – The Mt. Lions Football team traveled to Southern Garrett on Friday October 18th. Tucker County struggled to slow down the Rams offense and the Mt. Lions fell by the final score of 55-0.
Tucker County received the opening kick to start the game. The Mt. Lions offense picked up one first down, but they were forced to punt the ball to Southern. The Rams started their drive at their own 20 yard line. The Southern offense marched 80 yards in 4 plays. The drive was capped off on a 47 yard touchdown run to make the score 7-0 early in the first quarter.
The Mt. Lions then fumbled the ball back to Southern on their next possession at the Tucker County 19. This time the Rams found the endzone on their second play on a 16 yard touchdown run. The extra point kick was good to give Southern the 14-0 lead. Tucker County could not move the ball on their next possession and they were forced to punt the ball back to the Rams. Southern would then strike again on a 12 yard touchdown run to push the lead to 21-0 Southern. The Mt. Lions offense had to punt the ball away once again late in the first quarter. The Rams then scored quickly before the first quarter clock expired on a 47 yard touchdown run. The PAT kick was good to give the homestanding Rams the 28-0 lead after one quarter of play.
Tucker County moved the ball to the Mt. Lions 44 before the drive stalled and they were forced to punt. Southern got possession of the football at their own 45. The Rams then put together a 4 play drive that was finished off on a 25 yard touchdown run. The extra point kick was good to make the score 35-0 Southern with 10:21 left in the second quarter.
Penalties were a problem for Tucker County on their next drive. The drive started at the Mt. Lions 7 after a penalty. Then Tucker County moved the ball up to the 20, but a penalty pushed the ball back to the Mt. Lions 5. Then an incomplete pass would force Tucker County to punt the ball again to the Rams. Southern then got the ball with a short field at the Mt. Lions 38. Then from 7 yards out the Rams scored again on a run play to make the score 42-0 with 7:05 left in the second quarter. A Tucker County interception then gave the ball back to Southern at the Mt. Lions 35. The Rams then capitalized with a 35 yard touchdown run.
The PAT kick was good to put Southern up 49-0 with 6:10 left in the second quarter. Tucker County then turned the ball over again to the Rams on an interception. Southern then scored on a 30 yard touchdown run to make the score 55-0. The game was then called due to Tucker County not having enough healthy players available. The game ended with the final score 55-0 Southern.
Tucker County(0-7) will travel to Gilmer County this Friday October 25th. Kickoff for this game with be at 7pm. For more Tucker County Sports info visit TuckerCountySports.Com