Macon County Chronicle

Macon Sails by White County

The Macon County Tigers improved to 5-4 last Friday night as they defeated White County by a final of 48-13 in a cold, wet rain.

 

The Tigers took their opening possession right down the field on a 14 play scoring drive. Ethan Jenkins ran it in from 15 yards out and Ryan Underwood made the PAT to give Macon a 7-0 lead.

Following a botched Warrior punt, Jenkins hit Cameron Mercer on a halfback pass from 10 yards out and Underwood made the extra point to give Macon a 14-0 lead with 8:48 left in the half. On the following Tiger possession Isaac Belton had a 16 yard touchdown run and Underwood missed the PAT. At the half the Tiger’s led 20-0.

Midway thru the third period Belton struck again from 7 yards out and Underwood converted to give Macon a 27-0 lead. It took a well executed hook-and-ladder from 10 yards out by White County to prevent a Tiger shutout with 3:03 left in the third period.

Belton would add two more touchdown runs late in final period as well as Hunter Herron scoring on a 19 yard run. The Tigers would give up a 99 yard kick-off return late in the driving rain. Final score is Macon 48 White County 13.

Isaac Belton had a career night. He had 18 carries for 150 yards and four touchdowns. Also helping to roll up 341 rushing yards were: Jenkins nine carries for 48 yards, Herron seven carries for 58 yards, Landon Colter three carries for 34 yards, Nate Green three carries for 24 yards, Dylan Chupp two carries for 20 yards, and Jon Mark Gammons five carries for three yards. Jenkins had the only pass completion and Mercer the only reception for the 10 yard touchdown.

For the game Austin Robinson continues to shine at his linebacker position. He led all defenders with 13 tackles followed by Rodney Tuck with nine, Levi Borders with seven, and Belton, Chupp, and Logan Whittemore all with six tackles.

Macon County will now return to Pat Parker Memorial Field for the final game of the regular season against Livingston Academy. The game is also scheduled for Senior night for the Class of 2020. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm for this region contest.