Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Mitchell continues winning ways, downs Blackhawks
WEAVERVILLE - Mitchell High School football continues where you left off in his magical 2015 season, as he improved to 5-0 on the season with a lopsided 49-17 on North Buncombe Blackhawks Jersey in Weaverville on 16 September.
The Mountaineers used a balanced attack to remove the Blackhawks, amassing 261 yards rushing on 34 carries, while quarterback Ben Young was one lbs 12 of his 15 passes for 192 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Mitchell defense also forced three turnovers North Buncombe.
Landon Miller paced the MHS rushing attack with 105 yards on 11 carries with a pair of touchdowns, while teammate Ben Robinson added 104 yards on nine carries with two touchdowns. Noah Pitman also added a rushing touchdown in the win.
Hick North Lisenbee pace all rushers with 173 yards on 27 carries with one touchdown.
Mitchell called the first halfway blood through the first quarter when Young hit a four-touchdown pass to Alex McKinney yards to cap an 11-play, 68-yard drive on the first possession Mountaineers. PAT shot Luis Valezques' MHS took a 7-0 lead.
Blackhawks after a three and out, MHS hit back for a touchdown, as Landon Miller scored on a two-yard romp to close an eight-play, 67 yards. The PAT wagered Highlanders to a 14-0 lead with 1:29 to play in the first quarter.
NBHS responded in his second offensive series, as Lisenbee takes the ball on four of the five plays, the final a bag of five yards to pay dirt, as the kick Johnny Laws PAT cut the lead Mitchell in half in 14 -7 with 11:23 left in the second quarter.
Mitchell responded to North score with one of their own, as a board four yards Robinson concluded six-play, 59-yard drive that consumed only 91 seconds. The PAT restored the advantage of MHS from 14 to 21.07.
North drove the ball in their offensive series that followed inside the 10-yard Mitchell, but the Mountaineers defense stiffened, holding NBHS a field goal of 22 yards by Laws to reduce the margin to 21-10 with 4: 35 remaining in the second quarter.
At the end of the first half, Mitchell said and grabbed the momentum of the game. The Mountaineers scored a touchdown to answer the Northern field goal a five-yard Robinson run to take a 28-10 advantage. After a fumble that was recovered Lisenbee MHS Jacob Yelton, Mitchell wasted no time in capitalizing on the turnover. Young connected with Brody Smith in a touchdown pass of 21 yards with just 30 seconds left in the first half, with bulging PAT MHS lead to 35-10 at halftime.
North never found an answer for the crime scoring Mitchell for the third quarter as the Highlanders scored touchdowns on two possessions in the period. Miller scored on a 10-yard to cap a six-play, halfway up 78 yards through the stanza, while Pitman scored on a tour of seven yards to cap a brief three-play, 35-yard drive that was aided by an interception Ben Robinson. When the smoke cleared and the third quarter ended, MHS held a commanding 49-10 advantage. Kane Jersey.
North scored a touchdown sense to complete a maximum of 11 plays and 70 yards, his effort longest game score, as Skylar Jurtas scored on a four-yard run to close the scoring and provide the final margin in the 49-17 mountaineers win.
Jesse Mitchell Pitman paced the defense with 11 tackles in the win, with 6.5 addresses each of Yelton and Trevor Ser.
Mitchell takes this week off before returning to the field on September 30 to hold the Warhorses Owen Memorial Stadium.