REMLAP – It was total domination by the Meek Tigers as they rolled into Remlap Friday night and rolled over the Southeastern Mustangs, 44-13.
The Tigers won the toss and elected to take the ball, trying to set the tone early, and they did, giving the ball to their playmaker John Mark Abercrombie early and often. He carried the ball six times on the drive to the tune of 35 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown run. He also carried the ball in for the 2-point conversion to make the score 8-0 with 8:45 left in the first.
After swapping punts, Southeastern got its first taste of paydirt when quarterback Seth Wadsworth called his own number and carried the ball in from 3 yards out. The 2-point conversion failed and Meek held on to an 8-6 lead as time wound down in the first quarter.
Midway through the second quarter, Meek put together an impressive eight-play drive that covered 46 yards and chewed up considerable time off the clock. The Tigers capped the drive with a quarterback keeper from Payton Key from the 1-yard line. The PAT was no good but the Tigers took a 14-6 lead to the half.
Southeastern came out with the ball after the break, taking it as far as the Meek 46 before turning it over on downs. Taking over on their own 46-yard line, it took just two plays for the Tigers to find the end zone, and both were by Abercrombie. He started the drive with a 13-yard carry down to the Mustangs’ 41 and then busted through a hole on the left side of the line for a 41-yard touchdown. He also converted the 2-pointer to make the score 22-6.
Southeastern started its next drive from the Mustangs’ 20 but a fumble on the first play from scrimmage cost them points when Tiger Andrew Phillips scooped up the loose ball and ran it in from 9-yards out for the score. The 2-point conversion was good and Meek led 30-6.
The Tigers added two more scores on the night on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Key to Caleb Aaron and a 7-yard touchdown run from Shawn Harbison.
Southeastern got its second touchdown of the night via a 92-yard strike from Jacob Robertson to Jordan Graham, making it 44-13, which was the final score.
Meek’s record improved to 2-3 in 1A, Region 7 play and 6-3 overall.
The Tigers will take on Sumiton Christian on Friday, Oct. 27 at home.
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