Jaguars shut out Lions 36-0

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

McCrory scored offensively, defensively and with their kicking game and rolled to a 36-0 whitewash over Manila Friday night in senior high football action at Lion Field.

Kaigen Rogo sprinted 59 yards on McCrory's third play from scrimmage to give the Jaguars a 6-0 lead at the 11:18 mark of the opening quarter. McCrory completed the two point conversion pass for an 8-0 advantage.

Manila's first three plays of the game lost four yards, forcing a Lion punt which the Jaguars blocked and recovered at the Lion 15 yard line. Jaguar quarterback Cade Campbell scored from three yards out and Rogo's two point conversion upped the McCrory lead to 16-0 with 7:23 left in the first quarter.

After forcing another Manila three and out, the Jaguars took over on their own 25. Campbell connected with three different receivers on pass plays of 15, 23 and 24 yards to gain a first down at the Lion 26. The sophomore signal caller ran nine yards to the Manila 17, but on second and one Luis Maldonado picked off a Campbell pass at the goal line and returned it 27 yards to the Lion 27.

A roughing the passer penalty followed by a seven yard hook up from Lion quarterback Kyle Joyner to Matt Ferguson pushed the ball to the Lion 47, but the drive stalled and Manila punted the ball away.

The Jaguars drove 71 yards in seven plays, capped off by Campbell's 25 yard touchdown strike to Chase Whitehead with 9:52 left in the half. The two point conversion failed, leaving McCrory with a 22-0 lead.

McCrory's defense continued to stifle the Lion offense, forcing yet another Manila punt, and this time Whitehead fielded Joyner's kick at the Manila 30 and raced into the end zone for another Jaguar score with 6:45 left before intermission. Rogo's two point conversion run gave McCrory a 30-0 lead.

Things got worse for the Lions on their next possession when Whitehead scooped up a fumble and returned it 30 yards for another touchdown, putting the Jaguars ahead 36-0.

Neither team managed to score in the second half on a rain soaked night.

Manila will return to action Friday night when they travel to Piggott to open up the 3A-3 conference season.

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