OVIEDO Merritt Island Christian came close to its first victory, but fell a bit short after allowing a late score in the fourth quarter.
The Master’s Academy’s Mossett Matthews punched in the deciding score with 1:33 remaining in the game to give his team a 21-14 win over Merritt Island Christian.
MIC got on the board first when Steven Williams scampered in from 22 yards out for a score in the first quarter.
Master’s answered on the ensuing drive when Matthews scored the first of his two touchdowns on a 6-yard run.
The game would remain tied at 7-7 at the half.
Master’s (2-5) took its first lead in the third quarter when QB Matthew Gillis hooked up with Ryan Collins for a 50-yard score.
Merritt Island Christian answered when Forrest Schrack scored from 12 yards out, and the game went to the fourth quarter tied at 14-14.
Matthews’ decisive score came with 1:33 remaining, and the COugars fell to 0-5.
MASTER’S ACADEMY 21, MERRITT ISLAND CHRISTIAN 14
MIC 6 0 8 0 — 14
Masters 7 0 7 7 — 21
HOW THEY SCORED
MIC — Steven Williams 22 run (kick failed), 6:49
TMA – Mossett Matthews 6 run (Richard Copenhaver kick), 4:35.
MA — Ryan Collins 50 pass from Matthew Gillis (Copenhaver kick), 9:34.
MIC — Forrest Schrack 12 run (Tim Whitley pass from Nick Stallone), 5:32.
MA — Matthews 8 run (Copenhaver kick), 1:33
At Merritt Island Christian, Merritt Island
Top performers: Master’s: Mossett Matthews had two TD runs of 6 and 8 yards; Merritt Island Christian: Steven Williams had a 22-yard TD run and Forrest Schrack had a 12-yard TD run.
Key play: With the game tied at 14-14 in the fourth quarter Master’s Mossett Matthews scored on an 8-yard run with 1:33 to play to seal the victory.
Record: Master’s (2-5); Merritt Island Christian (0-5).
Next week: Wildwood at Master’s Academy, 7 p.m.; Jupiter Christian at Merritt Island Christian, 7 p.m.
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