Visiting Eagles get best of NCC
by Ericka Birdsong
MDJ Sports Writer
September 14, 2013 02:09 AM | 1230 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KENNESAW — Mount Zion-Carroll’s Takarius Tuggle scored on an 80-yard touchdown run on the game’s first play. It proved to be an early omen as the visting Eagles went on to a 42-17 victory over North Cobb Christian on Friday.

Tuggle also scored the last touchdown of the quarter as he pulled in a pass from quarterback TJ Garrett for 33 yards. Mount Zion-Carroll led 28-7.

Mount Zion’s Matt Turner also had two rushing touchdowns in the first quarter, both just thirty seconds apart.

With 9:38 left in the quarter, Turner scored on a 46-yard run to give Mount Zion another six points, then rushed for 51 yards for his final score of the night.

Garrett finished the night with 126 passing yards on five attempts for two touchdowns and 15 rushing yards.

Between Turner’s touchdown runs, David Brittingham put North Cobb Christian on the scoreboard with a 78-yard punt return.

Brittingham finished the game with 142 rushing yards on 20 carries and a touchdown.

“The one thing I keep pressing to our kids is just keep fighting until the last whistle,” North Cobb Christian coach Scott Ryle said. “We’re young and we don’t have the numbers, and Mount Zion is a team I aspire to be. We’re going to get there.”

Mount Zion scored early in the second quarter as Matt Chambers ran the ball in for a 3-yard touchdown with 10:11 to play to make the score 35-7 at halftime.

North Cobb Christian would score twice in the second half.

Trevor Hourigan connected on a 43-yard field goal in the third quarter and Brittingham would score on a 2-yard run in the fourth.

North Cobb Christian has a bye next week and Ryle said they will use that time to work on fundamentals.

“Having so many young guys you have to work on those and have to reiterate those,” he said. “As long as they stay the course, things will change.”

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