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Lions sideline Greyhounds in 49-8 victory


web MI vs Salem 1MOUNT IDA – The Lions roared their way into the 2A state playoffs with a 49-8 victory over the visiting Salem Greyhounds.
Mount Ida held Salem to 48 yards on the ground and 110 yards in the air, while amassing 417 yards on the ground and 55 yards in the air.
Jesse Lowry led the Outlaws with eight carries for 113 yards and a touchdown. He also had three catches for 55 yards and another score. Cody Robertson had 11 carries for 147 yards and two touchdowns, followed by Caleb Jones with eight carries for 57 yards and a score. Trevor “Cheeks” Fryar had a carry for 14 yards and a touchdown.
Quarterback T.J. Wilson had six carries for 86 yards and a touchdown. He was 3-8 in the air and threw two interceptions, the first for this year.
Defensively Tyler Wingfield recovered two fumbles and Caleb Woodfield came up with another. Jesse Lowry and T.J. Wilson each recorded an interception.
Salem started out with the ball on their own 34 yard line after the opening kickoff, but two plays later Wingfield fell on the ball at the Greyhound 37 yard line to give Mount Ida possession.
A pass interference call placed the ball on the 22 and three plays later Robertson raced 14 yards for the first touchdown of the night. Tyler Allenbrand’s PAT was good and the Lions led 7-0 with 11:12 left in the first quarter.
Wingfield ended Salem’s second series three plays in with another fumble recovery.
Mount Ida started on the Salem 42 and two plays later scored when Wilson found Lowry open in the middle of the field. He raced 27 yards for the score. The PAT was good and the Lions led 14-0 with eight minutes to go in the quarter.
Mount Ida wouldn’t score again until the 5:15 mark in the second quarter. The Lions were in a second and five situation from the Salem seven yard line when Caleb Jones broke through the Greyhound defense to score. The PAT was good and the Lions led 21-0.
Mount Ida opened the second half in a big way when T.J. Wilson took the ball 54 yards on the first play from scrimmage to the end zone. Allenbrand’s PAT was good and the Lions led 28-0.
Mount Ida scored again at the 8:43 mark in the third on a 39 yard run by Robertson. Allenbrand’s PAT was good and the clock began to run under the sportsmanship rule.
Salem’s only score of the night came on a nine yard pass to Bailey Benedict with 11:28 to go in the fourth quarter. They followed it up with an onside kick, but failed to generate any more meaningful offense.
Lowry would score again for Mount Ida on a 46 yard run and Trevor Fryar accounted for the final touchdown with a 14 yard run at the 3:06 mark in the fourth quarter.
Mount Ida advances to the second round with the win and will face Lafayette County in a rematch from week 10. The Lions defeated the Cougars 48-40 in that game.
Mount Ida will host the Lafayette County Cougars Friday night with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.