Mount Pleasant Oilers (home) vs. Arthur Hill Lumberjacks (away)
Arthur Hill would try for an onside kick to start the game, but it backfired when Mount Pleasant came up with the ball at midfield.
The very first play of the game, Mount Pleasant's #9 Jon McCann broke through what looked like the entire defense and broke away for a huge 55 yard touchdown run to begin the game.
After the extra point try, the score was 7-0 with 11:46 to go in the first quarter.
On the next kickoff, Mount Pleasant would return the favor by kicking the ball onside and giving Arthur Hill possession at midfield.
During the drive for Arthur Hill, Mount Pleasant's #9 (Jon McCann) would come away with the fumble recovery and give Mount Pleasant a first down going the other direction.
On Mount Pleasant's next drive, #6 (Mark Lee) came up with a big run to the outside for 12 yards and a touchdown.
After the extra point try, the score was 14-0 with 4:01 to go in the first quarter.
On the next drive for Mount Pleasant, #12 (Alex Horton) would get himself 20 yards on the ground and a touchdown.
After the extra point try, the score was 21-0 with 38.7 seconds left in the first quarter.
Desperately needing to make something happen, Arthur Hill's #23 (Matt Williams) began the drive with a 10 yard run. Then he ran again for 18 more yards and the first down on 3rd down.
On the next play, Arthur Hill would again fumble the ball and this time #32 (Gage McCrackin) would pick it up and run it back for a 44 yard touchdown.
After the extra point try, the score was 28-0 with 10:27 to go in the half.
On the next drive for Arthur Hill, #56 (Tyler Lemke) absolutely took the quarterback for a ride and came up with the sack for around an 8 yard loss on third down.
Later in the quarter on a Mount Pleasant drive, #12 (Alex Horton) made a big 18 yard catch for a first down on 3rd down. Then on the next play #6 (Mark Lee) would punch it in for a 16 yard touchdown run.
After the extra point try, the score was 35-0 with 7:59 to go in the first half.
Desperate to get something going, Arthur Hill's #8 (Lydell Simon) as Chris Berman would say; "he was rumblen and bumblen" for a ten yard gain on the ground.
But once again Mount Pleasant would end Arthur Hills fun when #24 (Sonny Sullivan) came up with a 8 yard fumble recovery.
On the first play after the fumble, #1 (Tyler Duke) would catch an 8 yard pass from #10 (Joshua Rathje) in the end zone for a touchdown.
After the extra point try, the score was 42-0 with 5:02 to go in the half.
On the next drive for Arthur Hill, #10 (Joshua Hill) broke a few tackles for 10 yards and a first down. Then #8 (Lydell Simon) ran for an additional 8 yards.
On the same drive, #8 (Lydell Simon) got open for an 18 yard catch across the middle. Then finally #10 (Joshua Hill) ended the drought with a 14 yard touchdown run.
After the two point conversion failed, the score was 42-6 with 1:07 to go in the half.
Before the end of the half, Mount Pleasant's #28 (Eric Cummings) came up with an interception and a 20 yard return to end the second quarter.
Before the quarter started, the mercy rule was put into affect. For those who don't know what that means, to keep things simple, when a team is winning by 35 points or more the clock with not stop.
To begin the second half, Arthur Hill's #8 (Lydell Simon) broke away for a spectacular 32 yard run. Then #9 (Kwincey Tucker) jumped high up in the end zone and snatched the ball in for a 13 yard touchdown reception on 4th down.
After another failed two point conversion, the score is 42-12 with 3:12 to go in the third quarter.
Anxious to get the mercy rule back into action, Mount Pleasant's #12 (Alex Horton) ran the ball up the middle and to the outside for a pickup of 34 yards. Then on the next play #10 (Joshua Rathje) ran it himself for a 10 yard touchdown run to get the mercy rule put back on.
After the extra point try, the score is 49-12 with 1:45 to go in the third quarter.
On the next drive for Arthur Hill, #13 (Rowland Rance) would come up with a big catch for 33 yards.
After the big catch, #10 (Joshua Hill) would run two consecutive times for 10 yards each.
Finally, the drive would end with #23 (Matt Williams) would make a big 15 yard touchdown run.
After the two point conversion was successful, the score was 49-20 with 8:19 to go in the fourth quarter.
Later in the quarter, Arthur Hill's #9 (Kwincey Tucker) once again made a big catch in double coverage for a gain of 33 yards.
On the very next play Mount Pleasant came up with a fumble and would run out the clock to end the game.
Final Score 49-20, Mount Pleasant Winning Big
Despite getting on track in the second half, Arthur Hill was not getting anything going. During parts of the game players were yelling and blaming each other, overall they did not appear to play like a team.
Mount Pleasant remains undefeated with only one game remaining on their schedule. With playoffs in the near future, I wouldn't be surprised to see the starters getting a little extra playing time, even if they are winning big. The team wants this year to be their year, and personally I think it's a really good possibility.
Of course Jon McCann had a great game, especially considering the first play of the game was an amazing run in which he broke around 6-7 tackles and eventually would break away for the touchdown.
Arthur Hill's receiver Kwincey Tucker made some really big catches in coverage, though he needs to work on his stance and explosiveness off the snap, he has some really impressive skills that shouldn't be ignored.