Mortimer Jordan hands Corner 31-10 region loss

By BARRY BARNETT, Eagle Sports Correspondent
Posted 9/15/17

CORNER — Something had to give Friday night between the Mortimer Jordan Blue Devils and the Corner Yellow Jackets, as the county and area rivals entered their game with identical 2-1 records, with each team standing 1-0 in Class 5A Region 6.

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Mortimer Jordan hands Corner 31-10 region loss

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CORNER — Something had to give Friday night between the Mortimer Jordan Blue Devils and the Corner Yellow Jackets, as the county and area rivals entered their game with identical 2-1 records, with each team standing 1-0 in Class 5A Region 6.

When the dust settled after a hard fought contest in Corner, the Blue Devils walked away with a 31-10 victory.

Mortimer Jordan dominated the first-quarter action, and started the scoring early. After a punt on Corner’s first possession, Blue Devil quarterback Kourtland Marsh connected with Justin Andersonon an 85-yard pass play on the first play from scrimmage, and Mortimer Jordan quickly led 7-0.

After a second Yellow Jacket punt, the Blue Devils went to their ground attack, pounding out a 53-yard drive in only four rushes to increase the lead to 14-0. Then, a fumble on Corner’s next possession set Mortimer Jordan up at the Jacket 17-yard line. Six plays later, the score was 21-0, and that’s the way things stood after one quarter of play.

From there, Corner’s defense stiffened, and the offense responded, as well. A 10-play drive by the Yellow Jackets resulted in a 28-yard field goal by Chase Jones, and the score at halftime was 21-3.

In the second half, Mortimer Jordan would add 10 points to its total for the night. Anderson scored again on a 26-yard sweep around left end, and the Blue Devils also added a late field goal.

For Corner, Garrett Purvis capped a 54-yard drive with a 29-yard dash to the end zone with 4:44 remaining to finish the scoring.

Purvis had 12 carries for 75 yards on the night. Hunter Whitburn added 63 yards on 10 carries for the Jackets.

Corner (2-2, 1-1) plays at West Point next week.