North Murray would score once again in the final two minutes of the quarter with a thirteen-yard carry by Leonardo Lechuga.
The Mountaineers would go for two but fail. Dade county would put up 14 points of their own in the first quarter, making the score 14-13.
North Murray would go scoreless in the second quarter while the Wolverines would widen the game by scoring nine points. The Mountaineers would enter the second half down 22-13.
The Mountaineers would retaliate early on in the third when McConkey connected with Jordan Adams for a fifty-yard pass. However, the extra point attempt failed. North Murray would strike again later in the third quarter with a short pass to Payton Swilling. The drive was good for seven.
Defensively, the Mountaineers would close shop on Dade’s offense, holding them scoreless for the entire third quarter. North Murray would continue to hold the Wolverines until they faked a punt near the end of the fourth to steal the lead and ultimately the game. The Mountaineers would fall to Dade County 30-26, giving them a season record of 0-2.
“We made a lot of improvement from our last game,” said head coach David Gann. “We were up 26-23 with about four minutes left to go, but they got us on a fake punt and beat us.”
Gann said that the guys battled and got better. He also stated that they didn’t make the young mistakes that they made last week. “Against the Raiders, we had three or four turnovers and jumped off-sides about five times,” said Gann.
Gann commented that the difference makers in Friday’s game were: not missing nearly the amount of tackles, getting lined up better, and the quarterback made all the right reads. “It was a combination of numerous small things,” Gann added.
Fridays’ Offensive MVP was Mountaineer Drake McCowen who led the team with 117 yards. The Defensive MVP was free safety Matthew Clayton. Gann said that he was in on some really key stops.