The Mount Ida Lions close out the 2019 football season with a 42-28 victory over the Lafayette County Cougars.
The game was a close game early on with Lafayette County scoring quickly on a screen pass to Robert Bailey who crossed the field and raced 50 yards for a score. The 2-point conversion was good and the Cougars held an 8-0 lead.
Mount Ida responded with 20 unanswered first half points. Baylor Bates returned the ensuing kickoff for the first touchdown. Senior Hunter Davis scored on the 2-point conversion to tie things up at eight.
Bates scored on a 45 yard run with 4:49 left in the first quarter to up the Lion lead to 14-8. Davis scored the final touchdown of the first half on an eight yard run in the second quarter.
Lafayette County was the first to strike in the second half, scoring on a seven yard pass to Calvon Beasly.
Mount Ida responded with a four yard jaunt by Davis, followed by a 2-point conversion to give the Lions a 28-13 lead. They then scord on a seven yard run by freshman Jack Hoeksema. Davis carried the 2-point conversion in to give the Lions a 36-13 lead.
Beasly caught a six yard pass for the next Cougar score, followed by a 10 yard touchdown run by Davis.
Beasly would score the final points of the night for Lafayette County with a 15 yard reception. Vonkavious Briggs scored on the 2-point conversion to cap the scoring for the night.
Mount Ida ends the season with a 2-8 record and a 2-5 record in conference play.
See next week’s issue of the Montgomery County News for a full breakdown and statistics from Thursday’s game.