J. J. McClain traveled to North Carrollton to take on J .Z. George last Friday night and came away with a convincing 42-12 victory.
McClain found pay dirt in the first quarter on a six-yard touchdown reception by Tyrun Lemon from quarterback Rotavious Thurmond with 4:22 left.
The J .Z. George Jaguars were able to take advantage of a bad snap from the Mustangs as they were attempting to punt and recovered the football on the Mustang one-yard line. The Jaguars were able to punch it in on the very next play and converted on the two-point attempt to take an 8-6 lead going into the second quarter.
McClain return man Acaunya Brown took the ensuing kickoff and returned it 76 yards for the go ahead touchdown, conversion good, to lead 14-8. Brown would score again on a six-yard pass from Thurmond, conversion failed, to take an early 20-8 lead in the second quarter.
Brian Pernell intercepted a tipped Jaguar pass and returned it 70 yards for a score, conversion good, to take a 28-6 lead into the half.
The Jaguars were able to score on a six-yard run to start the third quarter; conversion failed, and pulled to within 16 points of the Mustangs and now trailed 28-14.
The Jaguars would cap their scoring at this point, but held McClain scoreless in the third as well.
Rotavious Thurmand scored on a 22-yard run early in the fourth quarter and Rotavious Thurmand found Lemon again for a 36-yard strike and another touchdown as well.
R. Thurmand finished 6-9 for 127 yards and three touchdowns while throwing one interception, and rushed for another 85 yards on 10 carries.
Shaquile Brown had 34 yards on six carries while A. Brown had 70 yards receiving on two catches and a touchdown and Lemon had 49 yards on three catches with two touchdowns.
All recording sacks for the Mustangs were Gentry Greer, Shaquile Brown, Timothy Stewart, Adrine Howard and Alvin Wilson with one each.
Pernell had one interception while Anthony Anderson recovered a fumble.
The Mustangs will host S. V. Marshall Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
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