Junior Varsity: St. James 21, Montgomery Academy 20
Holt Harrison's extra point with 1:37 remaining gave St. James a 21-20 come from behind victory over Montgomery Academy on Monday night in junior varsity action at McLemore Field.
St. James quarterback Cosner Harrison scored on a 38-yard sweep on the opening drive to give the Trojans a quick 7-0 lead. In the second quarter, Montgomery Academy quarterback Judson Lindsey tossed a 23-yard touchdown pass to Alex Kohn but the extra point was blocked, allowing St. James to remain in front 7-6. Harrison added a late first-half touchdown on a 1-yard sneak and the extra point gave the Trojans a 14-6 halftime lead.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, Lindsey tossed a 41-yard touchdown pass and added the two-point conversion to tie the game. St. James fumbled on its next offensive play and the Eagles converted the miscue into points when Lindsey scored on a 23-yard touchdown scamper.
The two-point conversion pass fell incomplete, but the Eagles had their first lead at 20-14.
St. James then drove 72 yards for the winning score. Harrison converted a key fourth-and four play at the Montgomery Academy 9-yard line to keep the drive alive and on the next play Dalton Washington scored on a 4-yard run. Harrison’s third extra point provided the difference as St. James regained the lead 21-20.
Montgomery Academy quickly drove down the field but a fourth-down pass attempt inside the Trojan 30 was batted down and the Trojans held on for the win.
Middle School: St. James 30, Montgomery Academy 8
St. James couldn’t convert a first down on its initial possession, but got the ball back on Montgomery Academy’s first offensive play when K.J. Jackson intercepted a pass and returned it 40 yards to the MA 18-yard line. Three plays later, Braxton Berrey scored from 4 yards out. Clint Houser ran in the two-point conversion to put the Trojans up 8-0.
St. James drove 94 yards on its next possession with Houser scoring the touchdown from 7 yards out. Two consecutive two-point conversions were wiped out by Trojan penalties and they failed on converting from the 16-yard line, leaving the score at 14-0 early in the second quarter.
Jackson scored on a 6-yard run and Houser added the conversion run with 38 seconds remaining to give the Trojans at 22-0 halftime lead.
After forcing an Eagle punt to start the second half, Berrey scored his second touchdown, again from 4 yards out. Houser converted his third two-point conversion and the Saint James starters rested the remainder of the game after building a 30-0 lead.
Montgomery Academy’s Chance Wilson, who was responsible for most of the second-half offense, scored on a 13-yard touchdown run and added the two-point conversion run early in the fourth quarter to avoid the shutout.