The #1 ranked team versus the #2 ranked team in the state's highest classification. You would expect a great game, right? Didn't turn out that way. Mt. Pointe dominated Chandler 52-7 on the Cox 7 Thursday Game of the Week.
Mt. Pointe struck first with a Gary Bragg TD run, his first of three on the night and the Pride had a 7-0 lead after the 1st quarter.
Mt. Pointe's Jacob Olsen sacked Chandler QB Jacob Conover and the Pride went back to work, scoring on another Bragg TD run. 14-0.
Chandler went three-and-out and Mt. Pointe QB Noah Grover got in on the action. He hooked up with Jaydon Brooks for a big gain and then threw a TD pass to Isaiah Pola-Mao on 3rd and long. 21-0.
Junior Kenny Churchwell picked off Conover and the Pride added a score before halftime on a Grover QB sneak. 28-0 Mt. Pointe at half.
The second half didn't get any prettier.
Mt. Pointe got the ball first and pushed the lead to 35-0 on another Grover to Pola-Mao TD pass.
Ben Abercrombie added a field goal in the 3rd quarter and Bragg and Anthony Stephens got 4th quarter TD runs.
Chandler scored with 4 minutes left in the game on a Decarlos Brooks TD run.
Final: Mt. Pointe 52 Chandler 7
What can really be said? Mt. Pointe dominated this game in all aspects and will move to the #1 spot in 6A next week.
Pride RB Gary Bragg was great, averaging 10 yards per carry and scoring three times. Also have to give it up to the Mt. Pointe defense, both Isaiah and Matt Pola-Mao played great, LB Rashie Hodge and DB Kenny Churchwell were all over the field. This defense forced four turnovers.