Bears grab win with solid offensive, defensive play
by Tanya Chilton Staff Reporter
HILLSVILLE, Va. — Mount Airy claimed its first win of the season on the road by a score of 34-15 against Carroll County.
Quarterback Logan Holder connected with Devontae Dobson for two touchdowns, Caleb Horton, one, and E.J. Helton, one.
Mitchell Brown kicked two field goals and both were good. Brown connected for a 44-yarder in the second quarter and kicked for 39 yards in the fourth quarter.
Brown also recorded two kickoffs into the end zone resulting in two touchbacks.
The Bears struck first against the Cavaliers. Dobson scored first and a Brown extra point made the score 7-0 with 2:19 left to go in first quarter.
Brown then hit a 44-yard field goal in the second quarter to give the Bears a 10-0 lead.
The Cavaliers were not going into half-time without points. With 3:42 to go, Carter Lundy hit Ethan Underwood on a 70-yard pass play making the score 10-7 game with Bears up at the half.
In the third quarter, the Bears converted on a fourth-and-long after Holder hit Horton from 33 yards out.
Brown consistent all game punched through the extra kick. The score was Bears 17-7 at 7:39 in the third.
Solid defensive playing by Isaiah King and the defensive unit stopped any Carroll County momentum before going into the fourth.
Dobson struck again for the Bears. Getting his second touchdown in the first score of the fourth, Browns extra point again was good. After the extra point, Bears led 24-7.
Brown then connected on his second field goal, nailing a 39-yarder with 3:36 to go, making the score Bear 27-7.
Cavalier Connor Lundy retaliated with 2:28 left in the game and sent an 81-yard long pass to Josh Blankenship. The team then converted on a two-point conversion making the score Bears 27-15.
With just 28 seconds to go in the game, the Bear offense and special teams delivered the final blow to the Cavaliers for the win.
In the finale, Holder connected with E.J. Helton, who ran in a touchdown pass from 27 yards out.
Brown’s final extra point kick of the night was good and led to the 34-15 Bears victory.
Dobson led in rushing and recorded 20/29. Other rushing stats are Logan Holder 6/26, Andrew Jones 8/49, EJ Helton was 5/53.
Horton led in receiving yards recording 5/86 and Julian Rawley was second at 4/43 yards.
Holder was 11/17 in passing and the Bears recorded 160 yards total in receiving.
Mount Airy is scheduled to play North Surry at home on Sept. 13 and the team’s record is 1-2.
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