Nelson Whyte rushed for two second-half touchdowns in Montgomery Academy’s 35-0 win over Fultondale on Friday
The Eagles generated only 89 yards of total offense in the first half, as they led Fultondale 14-0.
Montgomery Academy (5-1) had a short field for its first two drives, but Eagles coach Anthony McCall was quick to point out they missed a few opportunities, due to adjustments made by Fultondale (3-4).
“They have a young team, but the coaches did a good job of keeping them in the game,” McCall said.
The Eagles’ first scoring drive came when Sidney Mims recovered a fumble at the 10-yard line.
It took only two plays, the first was a 6-yard run by Keefe White, moving a pile of Wildcat defenders to the 4-yard line. Barton Lester called his own number on the next play, giving the Eagles the early lead 7-0
The second touchdown was again aided by a Wildcat fumble. Receiving the ball near midfield, it took MA only nine plays and 52 yards to go 14-0. Lester scored the final touchdown of the first half on a 9-yard run.
Whyte’s first touchdown of the second half was a 14-yarder with 2:14 left in the third to give Montgomery Academy a 21-0 lead.
Whyte’s final touchdown came with 10:04 left to push the lead to 28-0.
“It just kept working so we kept going to it,” Lester said. “The offensive line was the key to our success in running the ball tonight.”
The last score came on a 57-yard run by Freddie Lieux.