(7th grade) Morehouse 28, Delta 8
Barrion Brandley dashed 70 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage and 24 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the game. In between, he galloped 85 yards for another score. By the time the final horn sounded for Morehouse Junior High's 28-8 seventh grade victory over Delta, Brandley had amassed 234 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries.
Brandley's 70-yard run and 2-point conversion staked the Rams to an 8-0 lead just 11 seconds into the contest.
Roderrio Jimmerson's 7-yard sack on third-and-three disrupted the Mustangs' first series.
Regaining possession on downs at their own 44, the Mustangs got on the board when Marcus Covington recovered his own fumble and sprinted 56 yards down the left sideline. Jaheim King's conversion run tied the game 8-8 early in the second quarter.
Morehouse wasted no time regaining the lead.
After an errant pitch put the Rams in a second-and-25 situation from their own 15, Brandley bolted 85 yards on a toss to the left side. Brandley's second touchdown gave the Rams a 14-8 advantage midway through the second period.
There was no further scoring until quarterback Dantwan Carter broke off a 66-yard TD jaunt with 3:33 remaining. Keeping on the 2-point conversion, Carter ran to the right sideline and circled all the way back to his left as MJH upped its lead to 22-8.
Jeremiah Fullbright's interception turned the ball back over to the Rams at their own 48.
Carter's 14-yard pass to Ryan Davenport and a 15-yard facemask infraction set up Brandley's 24-yard touchdown run on the final play of the game.
Morehouse eclipsed the 300-yard mark in total offense with 286 rushing and 18 passing.
Delta managed just 50 yards of total offense (31 rushing, 19 passing). Covington was a bright spot offensively for the Mustangs with 40 yards on three carries.
Key defensive contributors for the Rams included Jamari Heard, Tapean Garcia, Jaquinton Brown and Marcus Perry.
Defensive leaders for the Mustangs were Travis Coleman, Narciso Valerio and Amiri Hatfield.