North Murray falls to Rockmart on the road 34-13.North Murray Football, North Murray High School, Sports, Team FYN Sports, TeamFYNSports October 4, 2021
ROCKMART, GA.- Big performances by Rockmart’s Keyshaun McCollough and JD Davis powered the defending Region champs past North Murray 34-13 on Friday.
Play began with Rockmart fumbling away their opening possession of the game handing North Murray the ball at midfield. The North Murray offense failed to reach the end zone and settled for an Owen Hannah field goal bringing the score to 3-0 Mountaineers. The Rockmart offense would capitalize later in the opening quarter when Keyshaun McCollough broke free for a 21 yard touchdown run putting the YellowJackets out front 7-3.
The Yellowjacket offense would find the end zone again early in the second quarter when Rockmart Quarterback JD Davis scrambled for a 9-yard rushing touchdown bringing the score to 14-3 in favor of Rockmart. The 9-yard Davis touchdown run was set up by a 35-yard Davis to Jakari Clark pass down to the North Murray 9-yard line.
Both teams would fail to produce anymore in the half and the two teams headed to the locker room with the Yellowjackets in front 14-3.
North Murray opened the second half with the ball and moved quickly downfield on passes from Seth Griffin to Judson Petty. The Mountaineers would find their way inside the Rockmart 20, but the drive would stall inside the red zone and North Murray would again walk away with an Owen Hannah field goal bringing the score to 14-6 Rockmart.
Rockmart wasted no time moving downfield on their next drive and capped it with a Davis to Dennis Sims 13-yard touchdown. The point after failed leaving the score at 20-6 in favor of Rockmart. Later in the quarter, Keyshaun McCollough would add his second rushing touchdown of the game bringing the score to 27-6 Rockmart.
The two teams would both add rushing touchdowns in the final stanza as McCollough found his way to pay dirt for a third time on the night, and Devin Hunte added a late 15-yard touchdown run for The Mountaineers to close out the scoring at 34-13 in favor of the Yellowjackets.
North Murray falls to 3-2 overall and 2-2 in Region Play. North Murray will host Southeast Whitfield next Friday night in a non-region matchup. Rockmart moves to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in Region play. Rockmart will be on the road next week at LFO.
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