Meadowview routs Lincoln 48-14
Meadowview’s Jacob Harrell (14) breaks free for a long run against Lincoln Heights during Monday’s day game at Burke-Toney Stadium.
Meadowview coach Steve Hernandez and the Vikings snapped a 20-game plus losing streak earlier in the season and hoped to finish the regular season on a high note against the Lincoln Heights Patriots on Monday.
With the game being played in front of both student bodies at Burke-Toney Stadium, the Vikings answered Hernandez’s call with a convincing 48-14 win over the Patriots.
Lincoln Heights took their first lead of the season at 8-6, but the Vikings rolled off 42 consecutive points before Lincoln Heights’ Elijah Davis scored as time expired in the fourth quarter.
With the win, the Vikings improved to 3-4 overall, while Lincoln Heights dropped to 0-7.
Hernandez was impressed by his team on Monday in front of the student body.
“We came out a little flat early, but we quickly picked up the pace and played like we were capable of,” said Hernandez. “Once we started to execute, I was proud of how well we continued that momentum. I also thought Tyrek Scott played a great game. He stepped up big and ignited us. His play got us going in the right direction.”
On the first possession of the game, the Vikings drove down field with ease behind a 13-yard carry from quarterback Kane Bryce. However, a few plays later the Patriots forced a fumble which was recovered by Chad Wolfe.
The Patriots moved across midfield after a 20-yard run from Davis, but a big sack from Meadowview’s Jacob Harrell push Lincoln’s offense back 10 yards. Meadowview’s Dakota Lewis ended the drive with a sack, which gave possession back to the Vikings.
On the next possession, the Vikings caught a break after a personal foul was accessed after a 25-yard run from Harrell. The rush and penalty moved the ball to the red zone at the 19 for the Vikings. The Patriots’ defense forced fourth down and 19, but the Vikings stepped up with a big scoring play.
Later, Scott scrambled 25 yards on the fourth down play for a touchdown with 37 seconds left in the first quarter. The two-point conversion failed, giving the Vikings a 6-0 advantage after one period of play.
In the second quarter, Davis pushed the Lincoln Height’s offense past midfield with a 16-yard quarterback keeper with 6:27 showing. Davis later found receiver Corbin Meryhew on a deep pass to move the ball to the 19.
Only a few snaps later, the Patriots completed a fourth down play as Davis found Josh Howerton on a 17-yard gain for a first down. Three plays later, the Patriots pushed Howerton across the goal line to tie the score at 6. Howerton converted the two-point conversion to grab an 8-6 lead with 2:47 remaining in the half.
However, the Lincoln Heights lead was short lived as Meadowview scored on their next possession. Harrell busted loose down the sideline for a 64 yard touchdown run with 2:23 showing. Scott converted the two-point conversion for a 14-8 Vikings’ advantage.
T.J. Loop recovered a fumble for Meadowview on the next Lincoln Heights’ possession. Loop’s recovery resulted in another touchdown from Harrell. He raced 15 yards and later added the two-point conversion to up the lead to 22-8 with 1:35 left until halftime.
Before the half ended, Scott picked off an errant Patriots pass for a 60-yard touchdown to give the Vikings a 28-8 lead at the break.
In the second half, Jailynn Looney added a touchdown reception in the third quarter for a 34-8 showing.
Harrell added another score from 76 yards out before the third quarter ended, while Keon Proffit added the two-point conversion for a 42-8 lead. Looney scored from 25 yards out late in the fourth to close out the offensive scoring for the Vikings.
Davis’ crashed across the goal line to give the Patriots their highest point total of the season as the game clock expired.
East Ridge sweeps Jefferson
East Ridge swept Jefferson in a pair of Middle Eight Conference volleyball matches Monday evening.
The Lady Bears won the varsity match 23-25, 25-17 and 15-5 to improve to 9-4 on the year. Morgan Heidel led the way with 13 service aces and eight assists, while Addison Jones added six kills and Mattie Bryant had four kills in the win.
In the junior varsity match, East Ridge improved to 12-1 on the year with a 25-16 and 25-23 win over the Lady Elks. Chloe Cole had five kills and Jania Hill added five assists in the win.
Meadowview takes down Rutledge
Meadowview dropped Rutledge in three games Monday evening, winning 25-23, 23-25 and 15-13 in Middle Eight Conference volleyball play.
Ivy Shelton led with way with nine service points, while KeiAndra Harper and Kaitlyn Harper each had seven points. Jaleah Patton added eight kills and Ashley Delph tallied five kills in the victory.
West View remains undefeated
West View kept their unbeaten record intact Monday evening by sweeping White Pine in Middle Eight Conference volleyball action.
The Lady Indians (13-0) won the varsity match 25-10 and 25-3 behind 12 points from Molly Brown.
In the junior varsity match, West View improved to 13-0 with a 25-16 and 25-10 win, as Alex Harris led the way with nine points.
The Lady Indians also won the sixth grade match, taking a 25-15 and 25-13 win behind nine points from Emma Purgason.
-By Chris Ayers, Assistant Sports Editor