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Outlaw win at Mount Ida shakes up play off picture


MOUNT IDA – The Dierks Outlaws muddied up the 7-2A playoff picture Friday night with an impressive 42-21 victory over the previously unbeaten Mount Ida Lions.
Dierks jumped out to a 13-0 victory with touchdowns by Caleb Adams and Lane Woodruff.
Adams touchdown capped off a nine play opening drive that started on the Outlaw 39. Adams scored on a one yard quarterback keeper with 9:55 to go. Guillermo Sanz PAT was good to give the Outlaws a seven point lead.
Dierks looked to even things up in the latter part of the first quarter, moving the ball to the Outlaw 35 before turning the ball over on a fumble recovered by Jed Morrow with 4:14 left to go in the quarter.
Dierks and Mount Ida swapped possessions before Woodruff broke loose for a 70 yard TD run. Sanz’s PAT was off and Dierks led 13-0 with just over a minute to go in the quarter.
The Lions seized control of the game for the remainder of the first half, taking a 14-13 lead after scoring 14 unanswered points.
Mount Ida responded to Dierks’s second touchdown with a 14 play drive that traversed 60 yards. Cade Jackson called his own number on third and goal from the one to put the Lions on the board with 7:41 to go in the first half. Tyler Allenbrand hit the PAT to cut the Outlaw lead to six.
The Lion defense forced a three and out for Dierks and needed only one play to tie things up after the Outlaw punt, scoring on a 59 yard reception to Austin McAdoo with 6:24 to go in the half. Allenbrand connected on the PAT to give the Lions a one point lead.
Dierks opened the second half on fire, but the Outlaws were able to weather the storm and force a field goal attempt from the Outlaw 19. Allenbrand’s kick was just short and Dierks took over on the 20. Dierks was unable to move the ball and punted it away from their own 15.
Mount Ida’s offense found themselves in a third and 10 on the 47, forcing them to punt as well.
Caleb Adams and Lane Woodruff connected on a pass which Woodruff took 76 yards for the go ahead score. Dierks went for two and got it when Adams connected with Brayden Kirby in the corner of the end zone to give the Outlaws a 21-14 lead with 4:05 to go in the third.
Dierks would increase their lead to 14 on a three yard run by Cale Adams and a PAT by Sanz with 24 seconds to go in the third.
Cale Adams recovered a Lion fumble to set up the next scoring drive from the Outlaw 46. Three plays later Caleb Adams scored from one yard out. Sanz hit the PAT to give Dierks a 35-14 lead.
Mount Ida still had some fight left in them, marching 61 yards in four plays to score on a four yard run by Jonathan Legrange. Allenbrand’s PAT was good to cut the Outlaw lead to 14.
Dierks’s final score came on a fumble recovered in the end zone by Andrew Hilton.
Senior leadership reared its head on the Dierks side of the ball with five of the six players responsible for points coming from the senior class.
Dierks had 35 carries for 317 yards with Lane Woodruff leading the charge with seven carries for 134 yards and a score. Caleb Adams had nine carries for 47 yards and two TDs, and Brayden Kirby had nine carries for 55 yards. Peyton Frachiseur had eight carries for 85 yards and Cale Adams had a carry for two yards and a touchdown.
Caleb Adams was 5-15 in the air for 99 yards and a touchdown and Lane Woodruff completed a pass for two yards.
Woodruff led the team in receptions with three for 86 yards and another touchdown.
Jonathan Legrange carried the ball 17 times for Mount Ida for 51 yards and a score, with Cade Helms turning in 13 carries for 55 yards. Gage Dyer had seven carries for 43 yards and Cade Jackson had 10 carries for 13 yards and a touchdown. Bridger Farmer had one carry for a yard.
Cade Jackson was 7-17 for 157 yards and a touchdown with Dyer leading the receivers with four catches for 67 yards. Austin McAdoo had a 59 yard reception for a touchdown, Ethan Winkley had a catch for 16 yards and Cade Helms had a catch for 15 yards.
The loss was the first for Mount Ida and drops them into a four way tie for first place in the 7-2A rankings with Foreman, Dierks, and Murfreesboro.
Dierks will host Springhill this Friday while Mount Ida gets a win due to Mountain Pine forfeiting the remainder of their season.

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