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Prentiss Christian JV Saints much improved in game two

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / #64 Triston Bridges and #33 Steven Colson taking down the Quarterback for Wayne. (Photo by Jennifer Hall, www.photosbyjenny.zenfolio.com)

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / #64 Triston Bridges and #33 Steven Colson taking down the Quarterback for Wayne.
(Photo by Jennifer Hall, www.photosbyjenny.zenfolio.com)

By Melissa Grace

PCS sports

The JV Saints looked to improve their performance after last week’s tough loss at Trinity. The opening kickoff by Wayne was taken by Wade Watkins up to the Saint 28-yard line. After taking a loss on two consecutive losses on runs, QB John Lee’s pass was intercepted giving the Jaguars the ball on the Saint 21-yard line.

The Jags were able to make it to the 3-yard line, but were shut down by the Saint defense four consecutive times giving Prentiss the ball back on the 5-yard line. PC was able to move out to the 11 before having to punt back to WA. The Jags took possession on the Saint 32-yard line. PC again put up a stand and forced a punt by WA giving the Saints control on their own 10-yard line. PC lost yardage back to the 6-yard line and have to punt back to Wayne.

On the first play from scrimmage, the Saints Kade Greenlee would recover a Jaguar fumble on the 5-yard line. Two plays later the Saints would fumble back to the Jags who recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. The two-point conversion run was good giving Wayne an 8-0 lead early in the second quarter.

Watkins would return the following kickoff 15-yards to the Saint 32-yard line. Lost yardage and penalties backed PC up to the 19 where they would have to punt again. A short 13-yard punt gave WA great field position on the Saint 32-yard line.

On third down the Jags found an open receiver complete for a touchdown. The PAT run was good making it 16-0 Wayne.

Following the WA kickoff, PC started its next drive on the Saint 36-yard line. Two plays later, Lee would fumble back to the Jaguars who recovered on the 31-yard line. The Saint defense held and forced a punt.

The Saints began their next drive from their own 29-yard line. Three plays later, Lee would again fumble into the hands of the Jags on the 22-yard line. WA found the end zone again on a pass over the left side. The two-point conversion run was again good giving Wayne a 24-0 lead as the first half neared the end.

Dawson McLendon opened the second half of play with a good kickoff. Following the return, WA started on the Jaguar 30-yard line. WA moved the ball down to the Saint 44 in an 8-play drive capped off by a 44-yard pass for touchdown. The PAT run was stopped making the score 30-0.

The remainder of the game was spent by the Saints on a 62-yard drive that resulted in a QB keeper by Lee for a touchdown. The PAT run came up short making the score 30-6 as time expired on the game. The Saints host Brookhaven this Thursday for their first conference game of the year.