From Post staff reports
HARTSVILLE — Coming off a big loss at Watertown last week, the Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Saints didn’t fare any better Friday against an undefeated Trousdale County squad when they fell in Hartsville 66-12.
With a huge game looming versus the other undefeated in Region 4, 1A, Friendship Christian, next week, the Yellow Jackets took the opportunity to tune-up their game and take some momentum into what many are considering the matchup of the season.
Trousdale County proved dangerous early and a threat to score in all phases of the game, scoring in the first quarter on offense, defense and special teams, getting up quickly 28-0.
The Yellow Jackets blew the doors off fast by opening the scoring frenzy with a 42-yard run by Brent Ford.
Yellow Jacket Joey Cox shortly later intercepted a Chris Frazier pass and took it 44 yards to the house.
After MJCA’s next drive stalled, Tacola Seay took the punt and returned it 62 yards for the score.
Tyler Edwards added another 62-yard score, this time by way of the run. And then the first quarter ended.
In total, seven Yellow Jackets found the end zone, Edwards twice, before Frazier connected with Dillon Bradshaw from 11 yards out late in the second to finally get the Saints on the board.
But by that time, the score was 56-6.
Trousdale County kicker Jared White added a 36-yard field goal before half to go with his nine extra points in the game.
MJCA’s Robert Williams ran in from 6 yards out in the fourth quarter, setting the total at 66-12.
The Saints tallied 140 yards rushing with the lone touchdown, and they passed for 115 yards, but threw three interceptions.
Friday, October 24 MJCA (2-6 overall / 1-4 in the region) will host Clay County.