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Lions open conference play with shutout

DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY|dewayne@mcnews.online

MOUNT IDA – The Mount Ida Lions introduced the Poyen Indians to a big dose of smashmouth football, rushing for 324 yards in a 28-0 shutout. With the win the Lions move to 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in 3-2A Conference Play.

Jacob Woodfield led the team with a jaw-dropping 22 carries for 170 yards and three of Mount Ida’s four touchdowns.

Photo by Dewayne Holloway

The Lions held Poyen to 142 total yards of offense and held them scoreless to record the third shutout of the week over Poyen. The JV Jr. Lions earned a 6-0 win Thursday and the Jr. Lions defeated the Jr. Indians 30-0.

Mount Ida forced a punt on fourth and five to end Poyen’s opening drive on a three and out. 

Jacob Woodfield and Drayton Standridge took turns marching the ball down the field as Mount Ida drove 67 yards in 11 plays, scoring on a two yard run by Woodfield. Chandler Perkins hit the PAT and the Lions led 7-0 midway through the first quarter.

The Lion offense didn’t get much of a breather with the defense forcing another three and out series. The punt floated into the endzone and the Lions took over on their own 20 yard line.

Five plays later Drayton Standridge barreled his way down the field to score on a 21 yard jaunt. Perkins hit the PAT to give the Lions a 14-0 lead with 1:41 left in the opening stanza.

Poyen was able to get the ball moving as the teams made their way into the second quarter. The Indians fought their way to the Lion 31 before Mount Ida forced a turn over on downs.

Penalties stalled the next Mount Ida drive, forcing them to punt for the first time of the night.

Poyen moved the ball deep into Lion territory as the second quarter drew to a close, but Ben Woodfield ended the drive with an interception in the end zone. 

Photo by Dewayne Holloway

Mount Ida found their rhythm early in the third quarter, scoring on their opening drive. Jacob Woodfield scored from three yards out with 8:32 left in the third quarter. Perkins’ PAT was good and the Lions led 21-0.

Mount Ida’s final drive came with 8:45 to go in the final quarter on a 14 yard run by Woodfield. Perkins’ PAT was good and the Lions led 28-0.

Mount Ida will host Lafayette County next Friday as the Lions host Homecoming festivities before the game. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.

See next week’s issue of the Montgomery County News for more highlights and statistics.

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