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Mount Ida overcomes early deficit in 16-6 win over Dierks


web Mi vs Dierks 7th grade 5MOUNT IDA – The Mount Ida seventh graders spoiled Dierks’s trip to town with a 16-6 victory over the Outlaws.
Dierks won the battle in the stat book, amassing 101 yards on the ground with 15 carries and 3-7 in the air for 63 yards for a total of 174 yards. Mount Ida had 18 carries for 148 yards and they were 0-3 in the air.
Dierks jumped out front in the first half with a 6-0 lead four minutes into the game. They drove 68 yards in six plays before Kaden Helms punched it in from two yards out. The 2 point conversion attempt fell short and Mount Ida took over on their own 30 yard line.
Austin Cooper took most of the carries as the Lions moved the ball to the Outlaw 20 yard line. On third and five Hunter Davis got the call and he raced 20 yards for the score. Cooper took the ball in to the end zone on the 2 point conversion attempt and Mount Ida led 8-6 with 5:33 left in the half.
In the second half both teams struggled to move the ball in their first series, but Mount Ida was able to get things moving down field in their second drive of the half. Cooper and Hunter Davis worked in tandem as they moved the ball to the Outlaw 13. Seth Standridge moved the ball to the five and Johnny Dyer finished things off with 5:11 to go in the game with a five yard run. Cooper scored on the 2 point conversion to increase the Mount Ida lead to 16-6.
web Mi vs Dierks 7th grade 1Dierks flexed their offensive muscle in the closing moments of the game, driving 65 yards to the Mount Ida five yard line before the clock ran out to end the game.
Austin Cooper led the Lions with 10 carries for 92 yards and two 2 point conversions. Hunter Davis had four carries for 54 yards and a touchdown. Seth Standridge had a carry for eight yards and Johnny Dyer had two carries for two yards and a touchdown.
Andrew Heifner led the Outlaws with seven carries for 47 yards, followed by Braden Tabler with two carries for 35 yards. Will Sirmon had three carries for 28 yards and Kaden Helms had a carry for two yards and a touchdown.
The Outlaws completed three of seven passes with Andrew Heifner catching two for 14 yards and Will Sirmon catching one for 49.

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