PARSONS – The Mt. Lions hosted Northern Garrett on Friday September 13th.  Tucker County was held scoreless in the game and the Huskies scored 9 touchdowns to win the contest 62-0.

Northern won the coin toss and took the field on offense first.  The Huskies marched the ball down the field and capped off the drive with a 20 yard touchdown pass play.  The extra point kick was good to make the score 7-0 Northern with 8:28 left in the first quarter.  Tucker County got the ball and started the drive on their own 33 yard line.  The Mt. Lions put together a nice drive that went to the Huskies 20 yard line.  The Mt. Lions offense could not finish the drive as they failed to convert on a 4th and 6.  This would give Northern the ball back at their 20 yard line.  This time the visitors needed just 3 plays as Northern scored on a 28 yard touchdown run with 3:51 left in the first quarter.  The PAT kick was good to push the Huskies lead to 14-0.  The next Tucker County possession ended with a punt after one first down.  The first quarter would then come to an end with the score 14-0 Northern.

The Huskies then scored again early in the second quarter on a 28 yard touchdown run.  The PAT kick was good and with 11:00 left in the second quarter the score increased to 21-0 Northern.  Tucker County would punt again and Northern got the ball in Mt. Lions territory.  The Huskies needed just 4 plays to find the endzone again as they scored on a 6 yard touchdown run.  Another successful PAT kick makes the score 28-0 Northern with 7:34 left in the first half.  A mishandled kick put the ball at the Mt. Lions 9 yard line to start the next Tucker County drive.  Then negative plays by the Tucker County offense sets up a punt from their own endzone.  Northern then capitalizes on the great field position with another touchdown run from 25 yard out with 3:44 left in the second.  The extra point kick was no good to put the score to 34-0 Huskies.  Northern would add one more score before the first half ended.  This time the Huskies scored on a 3 yard touchdown run with 41 seconds left in the second quarter.  The PAT kick was good to make the halftime score 41-0 Northern.

Tucker County received the kick to start the third quarter.  The Mt. Lions showed some promise as they moved the ball 18 yards to the 42 yard line, but Tucker County had to punt the ball back to Northern after a failed 3rd down conversion.  Northern then struck again on offense with a 5 play drive that was capped off with a 2 yard touchdown run with 6:30 left in the third quarter.  The PAT kick was good to make the score 48-0 Huskies.  Tucker County moved the ball on their next possession down to the Northern 38, but a failed fourth down play gave Northern the ball back with 3:37 left in the third.  The Tucker County trailed after three quarters of play by the score of 48-0.

Jeremy Liller of Tucker County looks for yardage after a reception against Northern Garrett on Friday September 13th. The Mt. Lions fell in the contest 62-0. Photo by Brittany Channell.

The Mt. Lions defense held Northern on their next possession, but the Tucker County offense could not sustain the drive.  The Huskies would add a scored with 2:30 left in the game on a 3 yard touchdown run to push the score to 55-0.  The Northern defense then added a score with a 45 yard interception return for a touchdown with 1:15 left in the game to make the final score 62-0 Northern.

Liam Hood led Tucker County with 10 of 24 passing for 94 yards.  Jeremy Liller added 4 receptions for 50 yards in the loss for the Mt. Lions.  Northern was led by Hunter Meyers with 11 carries for 118 yards rushing.  The Huskies had 503 total yards of offense and Tucker County managed just 96 yards of total offense.

Tucker County(0-3) will travel to Moorefield on Friday September 20th, kickoff is set for 7pm.  For more Tucker County Sports info visit TuckerCountySports.Com