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Monroe Tops Mason for First Win of Season

By: Ryan Yemen (Scrimmage Play)
By: Ryan Yemen (Scrimmage Play)

(Report provided by Scrimmage Play)

It had been nearly a year since William Monroe enjoyed a win on the football field. But that streak ended Friday night against George Mason (1-7). The Dragons exploded in the first half and hung on in the second to win on homecoming, 48-35.

It was big day for the Monroe offense as not only did running back Cody Perkins break through for three touchdowns and 139 yards on 33 carries, but quarterback Jack Morris had the aerial attack clicking too as he threw for four tourchdowns and finished with 217 yards on 7 of 13 passing.

The Dragons (1-7) saw success on their first drive when Jack Morris hit Dakwan Morris for a 35-yard score. After the Monroe defense forced a turnover on downs, Perkins made it 13-0 on a 34-yard scamper.

After a bit of a lull for both teams, Jack Morris padded the Dragons lead with a 43-yard rushing touchdown. The next Monroe possession resulted in Perkins scoring on a run from 39 yards out. The one after that finished with Jack Morris finding Dustin Knight in stride for a 20-yard strike to make it 34-7.

Mason was able to stop the bleeding and pick up a 20-yard Dmontae Noble rushing TD, but left too much clock with 1:07 until the break. It took six seconds for Jack Morris to find Knight again, this time for a 53-yard touchdown pass to finish up a furious first half, 41-14.

The second half belonged to the Mustangs as they outscored the Dragons 21-7. Jack Morris and Dakwan Morris connected for a 63-yard touchdown on a quick slant, but that was it for the rest of the way.

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