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Anderson, O'Neil Run Wild On Vikings PDF Print
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Saturday, 08 September 2012 08:39

The McDowell High football team, off to its best start in nearly 25 years, defeated Avery 47-28 at MacDonald Stadium in Newland in a non-conference game Friday night. The Titans (4-0) are 4-0 for the first time since 1988.  Leading 33-

28 early in the fourth quarter, the Titans scored 14 unanswered points to pull away. Trey Anderson and Malique O’Neil led McDowell on the ground. Anderson, who recorded his third consecutive 100-yard game, rushed for 173 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries, while O’Neil rolled up 113 yards on 14 attempts, including a pair of 8-yard scoring runs. Robinson was 7 of 12 passing for 104 yards, a touchdown and an interception, and scored a pair of rushing touchdowns. Johnny Cooper caught three passes for 51 yards and a touchdown, and Jared Helms added an astonishing 88-yard kickoff return for a score.
McDowell finished with 433 yards of offense and held Avery to just 187. The Vikings gained only 3 net yards in the fourth quarter. The Titans might have scored even more points, but were flagged 12 times for 110 yards in penalties. Avery had three penalties for 15 yards.
Tre Jackson threw a touchdown pass and scored a TD in the loss. Austin Robbie returned an interception 23 yards for a score and Luke Childress scored on a two-yard run. Childress' fourth-quarter score made it 33-28 with 11:56 to play, but the Titans eventually pulled away. Childress led the Vikings (2-2), who suffered their second loss in a row, with 54 yards on teh ground. The Vikings only ran for 73 yards as a team. In turn, McDowell racked up 309 yards on the ground, and averaged seven yards a carry.
The Vikings travel to Black Mountain-Owen next Friday night in their Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference opener.


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