MRA stomps Glenbrook 56-0
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:00 PM
MADISON - It was over before it started, but that didn't make Madison-Ridgeland Academy's 56-0 romp over Glenbrook to open the Herbert Davis era any less satisfying.
The Patriots did what they wanted on offense early, and jumped ahead to a 42-0 first-quarter lead.
Sophomore quarterback Hayden Davis completed 7-of-8 passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed four times for 54 yards.
He found Ian Dixon for an 82-yard touchdown pass, Carter Bounds for a twice for 73 yards and a touchdown, and Graham Joyner twice for 46-yards and a score.
"We wanted to throw the ball early, so it because we wanted to get some work on the passing game in without running up the score late," first-year coach Herbert Davis said. "We were able to do what we wanted, and I was very pleased with our execution."
Junior Clint Moses added 52 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, and the decision was made after the first quarter to play with a running clock the rest of the way.
That certainly won't be the case this week, when the Pats travel to Hattiesburg to take on their first real test of the season in the Presbyterian Christian Bobcats.
The Bobcats (1-0) thrashed MHSAA Region 8-3A foe St. Patrick 45-13 last week, and boast a trio of running backs who each stand among the best in the MAIS ranks.
"They are going to present a very tough challenge for us," Davis said. "Glenbrook threw it 18 times and only rushed it 14, so we didn't really get a chance to see much out of our defense this week, but we are going to have to play tough against the run this week."
Davis said he liked what he saw out of some of his defenders, including senior linebackers Hunter Horton and Pat Seabrook, as well as junior Lake Chesnutt, who finished with a team-high five tackles, and Tanner Propst, who returned an interception 25 yards for the Pats' final touchdown Friday night.