Adair County traveled to LaRue County last Friday night to take on the Hawks who were coming off of a win against Russell County.
After a slow first quarter to start the game, the Indians scored late in the first and began to roll. The Adair County defense held LaRue County to a total of 98 offensive yards and forced them to two turnovers as well.
“It’s good to be 1-0 in the district and this was an important game for playoff seeding,” Coach Travis Gay said. “Good to win and still be in pursuit of our first district championship.”
A quarterback keeper by Chance Melton with seconds remaining in the first quarter was the first score of the game and set the tone for the Indians.
Melton found fellow junior Lonnie Grant on a pass on 3rd & goal under the five minute mark of the second quarter for the Indians second score of the game. Another successful extra point by Leo Medina put Adair County up 14-0.
Just a few minutes later in the quarter the Indians found the end zone again with a pitch play to Grant who threw for a 47-yard touchdown to Shymez Brabson.
This time Medina failed on the point after attempt and left the Indians with the lead, 20-0.
After a score and a 2-point conversion by LaRue County cut down Adair County’s lead, Melton scored on his second of three rushing touchdowns in the contest.
The Indians dominated the first half as they took a 27-8 lead into the locker room.
The offense for the Indians came out to start the second half the same way they ended the first half of play. It didn’t take long for Melton to record his third rushing touchdown of the game and Medina’s point after helped Adair County lead 34-8.
The stout Indians defense continued their dominance and forced the Hawks into a fumble on the next series that was recovered by Andrew Gayde.
Adair County capitalized on the turnover as they used the short field to their advantage when Grant found the end zone on a 25-yard touchdown run. A failed extra point left them leading 41-8.
Already dominating the game, Jordan Lasley increased the lead for the Indians later in the quarter with his lone touchdown run of the game. The extra point by Medina was blocked but the score of 47-8 brought a running clock into the game with Adair County ahead by such a large margin.
Neither team was able to score for the remainder of the game but Coach Gay was pleased with the Indians play during the third quarter.
“Our offense played great during the third,” he said. “Chance done well in this game; Lonnie had a rushing, receiving, and a passing touchdown in the game.”
“Our defense was able to hold LaRue County to under 100 yards for the game. Justin Miller, Shea Martin and Brabson all played well in the secondary.”
By Josh Withers