Covenant Christian’s number one ranked football team, in TAPPS Division III, ran roughshod over the McKinney Christian Mustangs 47-0 Friday night.
Through one quarter the teams seemed evenly matched as they exchanged initial possessions. After MCA’s second punt of the night, the Cougars took over at their 31 yard line. On the second play from scrimmage, Donovan Jeanne broke several tackles and rambled 61 yards to put Covenant on top 6-0. The PAT failed when it hit the right upright. At the end of the first quarter it remained 6-0.
It was never close after that as the Cougars went on to score three more touchdowns in the second quarter. Covenant took advantage of good field position at MCA’s 37-yard line and drove down to score on Micah Lutz’s 9 yard run. The two-point conversion attempt failed on an incomplete pass. On the Mustangs' next possession, an interception by Covenant’s Garrett Krebs gave them the ball at the 31-yard line. The Cougars were able to use the miscue and drove the ball 69 yards to score. The touchdown came on a 17-yard reception by Austin Troup. The point after by Brooks Friedman was good to make it 19-0.
MCA’s next possession ended with a punt to Covenant’s 27-yard line. Again, the Cougars' running game dominated play as they marched the ball the length of the field. Scoring came on Trey Jackson’s 21-yard catch with only 12 seconds left in the half. The extra point made it 26-0 at the half.
Covenant picked up in the second half where they left off. They used a string of seven consecutive pass completions and a dominant running game to seal the victory. A 65-yard drive to open the half culminated with Trey Jackson again scoring on a 3-yard reception. The PAT made it 33-0.
After taking over from MCA at their own 47 yard line, the Cougars again took the ball down to score on a tipped pass to Donovan Jeanne from 16 yards out. The Cougar juggernaut managed to score once again late in the third quarter on an 18-yard run by quarterback Kade Thomas. Friedman’s fifth point after made the final score 47-0. A continuous clock in the fourth quarter hastened the end of the game.
The Cougars' defense held the normally potent Mustang offense in check all night, limiting them to only three first downs and 79 yards total offense. The Cougars racked up 453 yards of total offense with 271 yards on the ground and 182 yards through the air.
McKinney Christian’s record goes to 3-4 for the season and 0-1 in district. Covenant runs its record to 7-0 and 2-0, respectively. The Mustangs host the Legacy Christian Eagles for another district game next Friday night at McKinney North. Game time is 7:30 p.m.