Lynn QB grabs another state record in win over Meek
by Ricky Taylor
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Lynn quarterback Brody Meeks totaled 500 total yards in the Bears’ 44-26 victory over Meek on Friday. The Bears close the season 3-7. Photo by Jason Clark
Lynn quarterback Brody Meeks totaled 500 total yards in the Bears’ 44-26 victory over Meek on Friday. The Bears close the season 3-7. Photo by Jason Clark
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LYNN — Brody Meeks was unstoppable for the Lynn Bears on senior night, racking up over 500 all-purpose yards and setting the state career record for total offensive yards in leading his team to a 44-26 victory over the Meek Tigers.

Although Meeks stat line would look flawless at the end of the game, both teams got off to a sloppy start. The two offenses would combine for just eight error free plays in the entire quarter, while the officials would blow that same number of plays dead due to penalties. Neither team could muster a first down that wasn’t the result of a penalty, leaving the quarter to end with the same score it started with.

After a turn over on downs on their first offensive possession in the second quarter, the Bears would find their stride the next time they touched the ball, going 65 yards for the games opening score. Ben Cagle scored on a 9-yard carry that was set up by a 20-yard scramble by Meeks. The scramble happened to be a historic one, giving Meeks the all-time career offensive yardage record for an Alabama state high school player. The two-point conversion made the score 8-0 with over five minutes remaining in the first half.

A bad snap on Lynn's next offensive series would be recovered by the Tigers, leading to a 43-yard touchdown catch by Scott Odum. The successful conversion tied the game with just over a minute remaining in the half.

The Bears would answer quickly, scoring another touchdown on a six-play drive that took less than one minute. Lynn would take the 16-8 lead into half time.

The second half opened with a Brody Meeks touchdown pass to take a 24-8 lead before the Tigers had even touched the ball.

Meek was not finished, however, answering with a score of their own on a 55-yard run by Odum. The two-point conversion cut the lead to eight with nearly eight minutes remaining in the third quarter.

The following drive would provide more hope for the Tigers as Brody Meeks fumbled a would-be touchdown run out of the end zone. Meek took over with a chance to tie and would drive into Lynn territory before being stopped.

Lynn would not be tested again, scoring on Meeks’ passes of 19 and 48 yards to Brandon Heck and taking a 38-16 lead.

The Tigers would score another touchdown on a one-yard run by fullback Scott Irving, but Lynn would answer with their usual Meeks to Cagle connection for a 9-yard touchdown.

The game would end with a safety to make the final score a 44-26 Lynn victory.

Brody Meeks was 27 of 36 passing on the night for 349 yards and four touchdowns. He added 88 yards on the ground on 15 carries and over 100 yards on special teams.

Ben Cagle had 9 receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown, as well as a ten yard rushing score.

Meek was led by Odum, who had two receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown as well as 91 yards on 10 carries for another score.