Dre’Kwon Carr rushed for 239 yards and a pair of long touchdown runs as Midland Valley held off Airport 33-28 on Friday at Eagle Stadium.
With the win, Midland Valley can clinch Region 5-3A championship with a win next week against Aiken. It was Airport’s first loss of the season.
MV quarterback Daniel Carr rushed for 118 yards and threw for 92 yards in the win. His 9-yard pass to Stephon Morency gave Midland Valley a 33-14 lead with 4:25 left in third quarter.
Airport didn’t go away and Kerryon Richardson’s 61-yard TD run pulled the Eagles within 33-28 with 11:31 left the game.
The Eagles got the ball back twice after that, but didn’t cross the 50-yard line either time.
Trailing 14-13, Dre’Kwon Carr broke loose on a 69-yard TD run with 56 seconds left in the second quarter to put the Mustangs up 20-14. On the first play of the second half, Carr raced 65 yards to make it 26-14 Midland Valley.
Dre’Kwon and Daniel Carr: Mustang duo accounted for 449 yards and all four Midland Valley scores.
Kerryon Richardson : Airport junior rushed for 70 yards and a TD and caught two passes for 49 yards.
1:40: Total time of Airport’s two scoring plays in the first half.
0: Number of yards on offense for Midland Valley that didn’t involve Daniel and Dre’Kwon Carr.
THEY SAID IT
“There is no excuses on our part. We didn’t play well enough to win. We fought hard but they are a great team. Their running back is great and quarterback is great. We had chances at the end but they played better than us and deserved to win.” – Airport Kirk Burnett
“Dre’Kwon has great capability there and great speed. He is very strong and can do it at any time.” – Midland Valley coach Rick Knight.
HOW THEY SCORED
MV – McCord 42 FG, 7:14
MV – Daniel Carr 63 run (McCord kick), 2:06
A – Richardson 45 pass from Tucker (Brooks kick), 1:35
MV – McCord 39 FG, 10:22
A – Earl 1 run (Brooks kick), 9:13
MV – Dre’Kwon Carr 69 run (McCord kick):56
MV – Dre’Kwon Carr 65 run (run failed), 11:45
MV – Morency 9 pass from Daniel Carr (McCord kick), 4:25
A – Zach Feaster 4 run (Brooks kick), 1:12
A – Richardson 61 run (Brooks kick), 11:31
Rushing: MV: Dre. Carr 30-239, Da. Carr 16-118,. A: Tucker 20-36, Earl 13-59. Z. Feaster 4-44, Richardson 3-70.
Passing: MV: Da. Carr 8-18-1 92. Boyd 0-1-1 0. A: Tucker 8-21-0 116, Hairston 1-1-0 18.
Receiving: MV: Morency 2-6, Boyd 1-12, Leaphart 1-17, Ennis 4-57 . A: Earl 2-19, Richardson 2-49, Wright 1-18, Hairston 1-3, Tucker 1-18