The last 4-5 minutes in a battle of Region 5AAAAA rivals Friday at Walter Cantrell Stadium was intense. McEachern’s Daniel King connected with Terrell Mitchell for two touchdown passes in the second half to help McEachern wipe out the 13-0 Blue Devil lead that was established early on in the game. The outcome? Blue Devils lost, 19-16.
McEachern’s Terrell Mitchell caught four passes for two touchdowns and 100 yards. King was spot on at QB Friday night (at least in the second half) and completed 9/20 passes for 154 yards. Behind the line O-line, McEachern’s Quenten Martin amassed 110 yards on 21 carries to help in the 19-16 McEachern victory over the Marietta Blue Devils (2-3, 1-3) on Friday night.
The Blue Devils did look strong, however. Running back Greg Franklin had 27 carries and rushed for 168 yds. Franklin to the ball to the end zone twice during the performance. The Blue Devils pushed the bar early when Franklin scored on a 44-yard run with just 5:25 left in the first quarter. The point after was missed and the the Blue Devils took a 6-0 lead. Early in the second half, the Blue Devils scored to make the contest 13-0. After an interception with just 1:56 remaining in the third quarter, the Blue Devils started to lose control of the game. McEachern stepped up and took control driving in the last minutes to the 19-16 victory.