Paris High dominates Mt. Pleasant to open 2014 football Season
Mt. Pleasant – The Paris High Wildcats opened the 2014 football season much the same way they finished the 2013 regular season as they dominated the Mt. Pleasant Tigers 49-6. Dominate may be a little of an understatement too as the defense of Paris suffocated Mt. Pleasant.
Mt. Pleasant finished the game with only 63 total yards of offense. The running game was held to a negative 15 yards while they managed 78 through the air. The Paris defense forced eight different three and out situations for the Tigers.
“When the defense is playing the way it played. I think we had eight three and outs,” coach Steven Hohenberger said after the game. “They had minus yardage rushing. Offensively we managed our system well; whether with the run or the pass.”
Paris scored with 7:53 to play in the first quarter when Ja’Kerrion Brown scampered 27 yards to the end zone. A little over three minutes later, Brown found the goal line again with an eight yard run.
The Wildcats enjoyed a 14-0 lead after the first quarter but the festivities were just getting started. Paris High would tack on another 21 points in the second quarter as Quez Allen connected with K.D. Scott and Brown for a pair of scores. Brown also had a running touchdown in the quarter.
The third quarter saw Allen throw for another touchdown and rush for one as the Wildcats jumped out to a 49-0 lead. All-in-all it was pretty much a complete performance by the Wildcats. Offensively, the attack was a balanced one. Paris had 198 rushing yards and 240 passing yards. The seven touchdowns were almost split down the middle as well, with four of them coming via the run.
“It’s a feel good. We’re all happy that we won,” Hohenberger said. “We’re not in the way we played as far as execution. There were some things that we must fix. It’s good that we won because you handle criticism a little easier when you got that feel good feeling. We’ve got a lot of teaching and a lot of learning and things to get fixed.”
Paris High 14 21 14 0 49
Mt. Pleasant 0 0 0 6 6
Paris High Stats:
Quez Allen: 13-27, 240 yards, 3 TD
Ja’Kerrion Brown: 111 yards, 3TD
Quez Allen: 78 yards, 1 TD
X-Zavius Gray: 9 yards, 1 Fumble
K.D. Scott: 81 yards, 1 TD
Ja’Kerrion Brown: 66 yards, 1 TD
Drew Helberg: 47 yards, 1 TD
Diarva Brown: 35 yards
Tadarrius Williams: 11 yards
Rushing Yards 198
Passing Yards 240
Total Yards 438
Penalty Yards 30
First Downs 20