The Mingo Central Miners used a stingy defense and some big plays on offense to beat the home standing Man Hillbillies, 40-0, on Friday.
“I thought we played well in all three phases of the game,” said Mingo Central head coach David Jones. “Our guys prepared hard to accomplish one of their goals.”
The Miners (4-0) defeated the Hillbillies (3-1) for the first time ever at Man. Mingo Central is now 82-3 when scoring 30 or more points in a game.
Chris Ross completed 11-of-16 passes for 153 yards and 1 touchdown. He also carried the ball 12 times for 70 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Dylan Vance carried the ball 6 times for 148 yards and 1 touchdown. Amanti Lovett recorded 37 yards on 5 rushing attempts.
Aidan Burke caught 5 passes for 66 yards. Vance hauled in 2 passes for 54 yards and 1 touchdown. Malaki Sheppard had 3 receptions for 19 yards. Michael Prater had 1 catch for 14 yards.
Defensively, Sheppard intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown. Lovett picked up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown as well.
Man will be back in action on Friday night in a home contest with Wyoming East at 7:30 pm.
The Miners will next host defending Class AA State Champion Independence on Friday at 7 pm.
“Now, our only focus is Independence,” said Jones. “And they understand that if they get this one people will start to believe.”
Photos Courtesy of Samantha Waine