Unbeaten Pinecrest routs visiting Jordan
After scoring with just second remaining in the first half, Durham Jordan head coach LaDwaun Harrison was hopeful the score would spark his team.
The Falcons, however, couldn’t muster any offense in the second half and lost 55-7 at Pinecrest.
The Patriots, led by sophomore quarterback Christian Ledbetter, who ran for two touchdowns and threw for three others, scored 50-plus points for the third consecutive game. The win was the sixth straight for the undefeated Patriots. Jordan (1-5) lost its fourth straight.
“I thought that that touchdown at the end of the game would give us some momentum in the second half,” Harrison said. “If we could get a stop to start the half, we’d have something to build on, but it just didn’t happen.
Leading 26-7 into the third quarter, The Patriots scored on the opening possession of the third quarter when Joe Anderson broke off a 69-yard touchdown run. The Patriots followed it up with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Ledbetter to Bailey Benton with 6:50 remaining in the third quarter.
Ledbetter ran for two scores and passed for two more in the first half as the Patriots opened up a 26-0 lead with 1:27 left in the first half. The Falcons answered on their only scoring drive of the game, when quarterback Jordan Simmons hit Rahim Winston for a 7-yard scoring strike with 17 second left in the half.
Ledbetter ran for two scores and passed for two more as the Patriots opened up a 26-0 lead with 1:27 remaining in the first half. Ledbetter scored on runs of 1 and 4 yards on the Patriots opening two scoring drives and then connected on a 10-yard scoring strike to tight end Kahner George and then added a second touchdown pass of 18 yards to running back Troy Roper.
Ledbetter, under heavy pressure in the first half, was sacked four times in the period but did manage to complete four of eight passes for 80 years to lead the Patriots.
The Patriot defense was strong much of the night, blocking a punt, intercepting one pass and holding the Falcons to just 159 yards for the game. 47 of those came on a Winston rush late in the fourth quarter.
The Patriots are 6-0 for the third time in five seasons. They also started 6-0 in 2009 and 20010.
Jordan has a bye next Friday, which Harrison said is a plus.
“We have a change to get healthy, and we need to continue to focus on being fundamentally sound. We lacked focus at times tonight and made too many silly mistakes,” Harrison said.
PINECREST 55, JORDAN 7
Jordan |0 |7 |0 |0 — 7
Pinecrest |7 |19 |22 |7 — 55
P — C. Ledbetter 1 run (J. Maples kick), 5:08
P — Ledbetter 4 run (Maples kick), 10:56
P — Ledbetter 10 pass to Kahner Geroge (pass failed), 6:30
P — Ledbetter 18 pass to Troy Roper (pass failed), 1:28
J — Simmons 7 pass to Rahim Winston (Eli Rice kick), 17.2
P — Anderson 69 run (McCoy run), 10:51
P — Bailey Benton 22 pass from Ledbetter, (Maples kick), 6:50
P — Connor Hees 2 run (Maples kick), 2:20
P — Stoner 1 run (Maples kick), 9:58
RUSHING — Pinecrest, C. Ledbetter, 14-13, J. Anderson 4-85, McCoy 4-51, T. Roper, 3-28, B. Black 1-4, C. Hees 1-2, Stoner 4-2. Jordan, C. Francis 7-16, C. McKinnis 9-19, R. Winston 7-59.
PASSING—Pinecrest, C. Ledbetter, 5-10-3 107. Jordan Simmons 4-18-31 yards 1-1
RECEIVING — Pinecrest, C. Brown 1-34, , K. George 1-10, T. Roper 1-18, Benton 1-22. Jordan, A. Reese 3-24, R. Winston 1-7.