Sunday, September 25, 2022

Mars Hill Takes Down Barton on the Road

WILSON - The Mars Hill football team (2-1, 2-0 SAC) defeated Barton (2-2, 1-1 SAC) by a score of 24-18 on the road Saturday afternoon.

Jervon Newton scored his first of three rushing touchdowns just 2:20 into the contest, punching it home from six yards out.  Later in the first quarter, Jordan Tyrell's nine-yard scamper tied the contest at seven.

Newton scored both touchdowns for the Lions in the second, a 10-yard rush and later punching it in from two yards out to put Mars Hill up 21-0 with 5:25 left in the half. As the clocks hit zero, Jackson Brooks potted a 37-yard field goal attempt to send the Bulldogs into the half trailing 21-10.

After a scoreless third, Kameron Johnson was on the receiving end of a 40-yard pass play from Jaquan Lynch to pull Barton within five. The Bulldogs then converted the 2-point attempt to bring the game within a field goal.

Mars Hill extended their lead with under three minutes to play as Andre Labat chipped in a 20-yard field goal.

Despite being outgained 346-288, the Lions held the advantage on the ground with 153 rushing yards with Newton accounting for 150.  Tyrell led the Bulldogs with 96 on the ground.  Jimmy Urzua went 10-of-17 for 135 yards while Lynch went 17-of-25 for 231 yards and one touchdown.

Jake Watson led the Lions with 11 tackles followed by seven apiece from Tarshawn Reed and Landon Honeycutt.  Both Reed and Honeycutt also forced a fumble apiece.

The Lions return home on Saturday, October 1 when they host Limestone.  Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. inside Meares Stadium.

Story courtesy of Mars Hill Athletics