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McGuffey Defeats Carmichaels 48-26 @BrockOwens16

Written by: on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019


On Friday night the McGuffey Highlanders went to Carmichaels to take on the Mikes. Carmichaels received the opening kickoff and put together an 8-minute opening drive where they converted on 4th down twice, one being an impressive scramble by quarterback Kevin Kelly on a 4th and 10. Shortly after that scramble, the Mikes ran an option play and after taking the flip from Kelly, Bailey Jones took it into the endzone.  A missed extra-point attempt gave Carmichaels a 6-0 lead. That didn’t last for long, however, as the very first offensive play ran by McGuffey was a long touchdown pass and a made extra point grabbed the first lead for the Highlanders.


A few plays into Carmichaels second drive, an interception and good return set McGuffey up in great field position. On just the second play of the drive, Colton Kesneck took it into the endzone for a McGuffey touchdown, and a missed extra-point, this time from McGuffey, took the score to 13-6.

After a stop from the McGuffey defense, the offense took the ball again and started driving back down the field. Then, quarterback Marshall Whipkey threw a ball into the endzone and receiver CJ Cole made a fantastic acrobatic catch for the 32-yard touchdown. Cole took a reverse in for the 2-point conversion putting McGuffey up 21-6. Carmichaels took the ball back and once again took a slow and steady approach to getting down the field. They took the ball all the way down inside the one-yard line and the Kevin Kelly did a QB sneak for the score. The Mikes failed to convert the 2-point conversion, so the score was 21-12 in favor of McGuffey.


The clock was winding down for the first half, but McGuffey was driving down the field, and with just one-minute left on the clock, Marshall Whipkey ran the ball into the endzone. Another missed extra point brought the score to 27-12. As Carmichaels took the ball back looking for a quick answer going into the half, the Highlanders had other plans. On the first play Kevin Kelly dropped back and as he went to throw Preston Fisher stripped the ball from him and the recovered the fumble himself. McGuffey got into the endzone before time ran out and took a 34-12 lead into the locker room.


McGuffey came out of half with another long touchdown pass to extend the lead to 41-12. A few drives later, freshman running back Kyle Brookman took a handoff 64-yards for a Highlanders touchdown, running it up to 48-12. In the last couple minutes of the game, Kevin Kelly had a 10-yard touchdown pass and an 11-yard touchdown run to bring the score to a more respectable 48-26 final.

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