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Mountain Island blows past Cherryville 63-6

Oct 17, 2019 01:27PM

Running back Christian Hahn (#12) takes the Dylan Harden handoff and looks for a hole in the Raptors’ D-Line to run through.

by John Wilson

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The Mountain Island Charter Raptors football team didn’t seem to hold anything back as they upended the Cherryville Ironmen 63-6 in a Southern Piedmont 1A matchup.

The Raptors showed that they had plenty of offensive punch as they scored 21 points in the first quarter and an additional 21 points in the second.

MI possessed a commanding 42-0 lead at halftime.

In the second half, the action slowed slow down. 

Elijah Burris scored the first points of the third quarter with a four-yard touchdown run.

Cherryville responded with a five-yard touchdown pass to counter.

Those points would prove to be the only ones the Ironmen could muster for the rest of the game.

In the fourth quarter, Mountain Island would score two more touchdowns to wrap things up.

The Mountain Island offense and defense both played well. Both units put points on the board.

The Raptor offense generated 463 yards of total offense.

Running back Elijah Burris had a productive game. Burris ran for 162 yards and three touchdowns.

Quarterback Demetrius Washington also turned in a solid performance. 

Washington only threw five passes. However, all five were completions and two went for scores.

The Raptor’s top receiver was Chase Marsh. 

Marsh snagged just one pass but, he took it 60 yards for a touchdown.

The MI defense turned in a heck of a game as well.

Brandon Jones was Mountain Island’s top tackler with ten stops and two sacks.

The Raptors turned two second-quarter turnovers into scores when Durrell Johnson returned an interception for a touchdown and Brandon Jones returned a fumble for a TD.

With the win, the Raptors are now 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the Southern Piedmont 1A. Cherryville dropped to 2- 6 overall in 2-3 in the conference.

Mountain Island head coach Robert Washington was pleased with the results but is already looking at how the Raptors can get better.

“Another conference victory,” Washington said. “We went out and executed like we should. We still have some things to work on but, we will work on that in practice.”

This week the Raptors will head to Davidson to take on the 5-2 Community School of Davidson Spartans.