East Lee County relied on their two offensive powerhouses and got some help from Mariner miscues to pull away for a 53-28 district victory Friday.
Lothario Adderley and Cortavius Lee continued their prolific production for the Jaguars. Adderley had three touchdown runs, and Lee added two more while also throwing a touchdown pass to account for all of the Jaguars’ offensive scoring.
Mariner started out strongly, capitalizing on an East Lee fumble on their first snap. The Tritons recovered at the Jaguars 23, and took only three plays to score – on a 1-yard run by Chance Reiter.
After East countered, the Tritons marched 70 yards in nine plays, and went up 14-7 when Reiter caught a 42 yard pass from Hunter Rees.
After East Lee tied the score at 14-14, Mariner gave up the ball four consecutive times on miscues. First, Jamari Williams intercepted Rees and ran it back to the Tritons 11. Lee punched in his third score on the next play.
Then on their next possession, they attempted to punt, but the snap was bobbled and the punter was smothered by Brandon Williams. East Lee got it at the Tritons 14. Two plays later, it was now Adderley’s turn to score—from one yard out.
The second half started with both teams fumbling the ball away, but Mariner’s was more costly. Their fourth turnover was at their own 6 and East Lee made them pay when Adderley went into the end zone the next play.
“Mariner put up a good fight, but we had the breaks go our way tonight,” Jaguars head coach Dave Smith said.
East Lee 53, Mariner 28
M 7 | 7 | 0 | 14 — 28
EL 7 | 21 | 14 | 11 — 53
M — Chance Reiter 1 run (Andrew Kibler kick), 7:41
EL — Cortavius Lee 9 run (Ivan Abad kick), 1:49
M — Reiter 42 pass from Hunter Rees (Kibler kick), 10:02
EL — Darien Staco 15 pass from Lee (Abad kick), 6:48
EL — Lee 11 run (Abad kick), 5:22
EL — Lothario Adderley 1 run (Abad kick), 1:13
EL — Adderley 6 run (Abad kick), 8:18
EL — Adderley 81 run (Abad kick), 4:48
EL — Abad 35 FG, 10:57
M — Reiter 4 run (Kibler kick), 7:41
M — Reiter 91 run (Kibler kick), 2:31
EL — Darius Parker 65 INTon return (Parker pass from Lee), 0:27
Rushing — Mariner, Chance Reiter 14-157, Joey Lane 2-6, Erick Preston 4-2, Hunter Rees 6-(-33), Cairo Jeunegens 7-(-5), Geovanni Garcia 1-2, Johnathan Charles 1-0, Team 1-(-11); East Lee, Dallas Campbell 7-30, Cortavius Lee 10-97, Lothario Adderley 16-182, Steve Luders 1-(-2), Jamari Williams 2-2, Darien Staco 3-17, Team 1-(-24).
Passing — Mariner, Hunter Rees 3–9–2-70, Cairo Jeunegens 3-6-0-42; East Lee, Cortavius Lee 4-5-0-43.
Receiving — Mariner, Chance Reiter 2-63, Christopher Ramsey 2-28, Joey Lane 1-5, Amari Haynes 1-16; East Lee, Jeremy Williams 1-15, Dallas Campbell 1-8, Angel Anderson 1-5, Darien Staco 1-15