Mountain Grove scored on all seven of its offensive possessions and cruised past Houston 46-6 Friday night at Tiger Stadium.
Tyler Collins and George Lada had two touchdown runs apiece for the Panthers (2-1, 2-0 SCA).
Houston scored for the first time in eight quarters when quarterback Kyle Jones scooted into the end zone with 3 minutes, 44 seconds left in the game. The Tigers (0-3, 0-3 SCA) were trailing by 46 points.
Mountain Grove had little trouble scoring. The Panthers’ first three drives were three, five and four plays.
Collins broke loose for an 80-yard touchdown run on Mountain Grove’s third offensive play. Quarterback Shaun Anderson hit Ethan Pridemore for a 42-yard score on a flea-flicker, and Collins scored from six yards away to make it 21-0 late in the first quarter.
Lada capped a seven play, 53-yard drive with a 17-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter. Kicker Yegor Fedorov nailed a 29-yard field goal with 1:10 left in the half to put the Panthers ahead 31-0.
Houston had two first downs prior to its lone scoring drive. The Tigers covered 60 yards in 12 plays – highlighted by a 13-yard pass on fourth-and-10 from Jones to Tyler Smith – for their lone points. Jones capped the drive with a 6-yard score on a quarterback draw.
Mountain Grove 21 10 15 0 – 46
Houston 0 0 0 6 – 6
MG – Collins 80 run (Miller kick), 6:58.
MG – Pridemore 42 pass from Anderson (Miller kick), 2:39.
MG – Collins 20 run (Miller kick), :18.
MG – Lada 17 run (Miller kick), 8:07.
MG – Miller 29 FG, 1:10.
MG – Lada 2 run (Miller kick), 9:31.
MG – Cramer 3 run (Dobson pass from Anderson), 1:47.
HOU – Jones 6 run (pass failed), 3:44.