Davis leads Lynn past Meek

Running back scores 3 TDs

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 9/8/17

LYNN — Lynn is proving it’s a contender in Class 1A, Region 7.

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Davis leads Lynn past Meek

Running back scores 3 TDs


LYNN — Lynn is proving it’s a contender in Class 1A, Region 7.

The Bears scored a pair of first-quarter touchdowns and led throughout, beating rival Meek 28-12 on Friday night at David Posey Memorial Field.

Lynn running back Jordan Davis was a game changer for the Bears.

Davis broke loose for a 60-yard touchdown six minutes into the game and set up a second score with a 46-yard run on his next attempt. He added an eight-yard score to put the game away in the fourth quarter.

Davis finished the night with 154 yards and two scores on 15 carries.

Lynn heads into next week’s region game at R.A. Hubbard with its second consecutive 3-0 start under head coach Calvin Aldridge.

“I think up front was the difference. We were better than they were up front and we tried to use that to our advantage,” Aldridge said. “It’s a hard-fought game any time these two teams get together. Both teams played hard. We made some mistakes early on, but I thought we corrected them, though. We are still learning.”

Lynn (3-0, 1-0) got on the scoreboard at the 8:12 mark of the first quarter when Davis broke through the line for his 60-yard touchdown run. Cameron Gilbert, who was a perfect 4 for 4 on extra points, made the score 7-0.

The Bears started their next possession at the Lynn 49-yard line. Davis promptly ran the ball to the Meek six-yard line. Noah Jackson went into the end zone two plays later for a 14-0 lead at the 4:33 mark of the first quarter.

Meek cut the gap to 14-6 midway through the second quarter when quarterback Payton Key hit Luke Sherer on a 19-yard fade pass in the end zone. Lynn scored the only touchdown of the third quarter on a Micah Cagle three-yard run with 7:57 left in the quarter.

Meek scored its final touchdown of the night early in the fourth quarter on a John Mark Abercrombie 49-yard run to cut the gap to 21-12.

Lynn responded with its final score on Davis’ eight-yard touchdown run. Seven different players ran the ball for the Bears, who picked up 239 rushing yards on 40 attempts. Jackson was 3 of 7 for 90 yards with an interception.

Abercrombie led Meek with 129 yards and score on 21 attempts.

Lynn plays a key region game at R.A. Hubbard next week while Meek (2-1, 0-1) hosts Decatur Heritage.