On September 4, your Macon County Jr. High Tigers took on the other Tigers in town, Gordonsville. This game was Macon’s Homecoming. The big game started out slow, but slowly began to evolve into a blowout by Macon County as they took the victory 44-22 and improved to 3-0 on the season.
Macon County came out in the first, and you could see the nervousness. Gordonsville marched down the field and scored quickly. They didn’t convert the two point conversion and it was 6-0 afterwards. On Macon’s first offensive play, we fumbled the ball. Gordonsville just happened to be right there to pick it up. It was Gordonsville’s ball close to Macon’s endzone. However, great Defense was played by both teams, and the first quarter ended with the score 6-0 Gordonsville.
Coach Wilson gathered his troops together after the first quarter and gave them a long talk. Although we didn’t get his exact words in that speech, you could definetly see that he said the right thing! Gordonsville did score in the beginning of the second, and converted the two point conversion. Then Coach Wilson’s speech sunk in. Macon received the ball on the kickoff, and the switch went from OFF to ON. Macon had three huge runs to score and get the two point conversion which made it 14-8. Then, after a defensive stand by Macon, Seth Carlisle ran back a punt for a TD and we converted the two point conversion to make it 16-14. Macon would score one more time in the half and made it 24-14.
Macon County took all their momentum from the first half into the second half. Seth Carlisle returned the opening kickoff for Macon and made it 30-14. Gordonsville would score again and get the two and made 30-22 Macon at the end of the third.
In the fourth quarter, Macon County dominated the Gordonsville offense and defense. Macon ran in a TD on their first play of the quarter, which made it 36-22. Then after an incredible defensive stand by Macon, we got the ball back on a time-consuming turnover on downs by Gordonsville. Macon would score again and that would be the final points of the game, 44-22.
MCJH had 10 first downs in this game. We went 0-2 passing and had one interception. We also ran 19 times for 229 yards. We didn’t convert a single 3rd down all game. Worried? Don’t be! The MCJH Tigers never faced a third down in this game! Seth Carlisle ran 6 times for 80 yards and a TD. Macon County also had only two penalties in this game.
Also, on Thursday, September 6, the MCJH Tigers took on the White House Heritage Patriots. The Tigers won this game 34-6 and improved to 4-0 on the season. The Tigers unloaded on the poor Patriots defense, racking up 350 rushing yards, 178 of them going to Bailey Law. The Tigers next game will be Tuesday, September 11 at Hartsville. Come support your Macon County Jr. High Tigers as they attempt to remain undefeated on the season!