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New London remains unbeaten

Oct 02, 2017

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News


ELDON — There are just 10 teams in Class A who remained undefeated after Friday night’s slate of games, and one of those teams was New London.

The Tigers topped Cardinal 63-12 on the road to remain unscathed and continue their quest for the playoffs.

It wasn’t as easy as the score would indicate. New London led by just seven points at halftime, with the score showing 19-12, but a couple of early turnovers led to a blowout of a second half, and the Tigers outscored the Comets 44-0 in the final two quarters.

It was once again the rushing game that carried the New London offense to victory. Keontae Luckett led the way with 120-yards and three touchdowns, and Dallas Bell added 117 yards of his own. Both Luckett and Bell surpassed 115 yards on just 12 carries.

Britt Noel ran for 62 yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Isaac McSorley ran for 54 yards and a TD, and Jordan Johnson had a touchdown on his only carry of the night, a one-yard score.

McSorley went 4-10 passing the ball for 35 yards and one touchdown. Mason Porter had two catches for 25 yards and a score to lead the receivers.

The defense and special teams continued to churn out Tiger points. On defense, Matt Oliver had a 29-yard fumble recovery touchdown. Luckett returned two punts for a total of 85 yards, one of which went for a score. The Tigers have now had a return touchdown in each of the last three games.

Porter had an interception, which he ran back for 38 yards. Gavin Holmes had a fumble recovery as well, giving New London three takeaways.

Oliver finished the game with a team-leading six tackles. Javis Krieger had five tackles, and both Holmes and McSorley finished with three.

First place in the district will be on the line on Friday Oct. 6, when the Tigers take on an unbeaten Lynville-Sully squad that punished previously unbeaten Pekin 35-7 on Friday. The big game is set to kick off at 7 p.m.

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