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MHS defeats K&Q, 33-18, to make it back in win column

Mathews has finally made it back in the win column.

Almost two years after the team’s last victory on the field, the Blue Devil varsity football team dominated the King and Queen Royal Tigers on Friday night, 33-18.

In the away game, Mathews gave up an early touchdown in the first quarter to fall behind, 6-0. “We regrouped and the switch flipped on,” MHS head coach C.J. Kelly said, as Mathews went on to control the tempo for much of the remaining time.

Jovan Johnson accounted for the lion’s share of the Devils’ offense, gaining 226 yards on 18 carries and scoring four MHS touchdowns. Ed Wade broke the game open late for Mathews with a 68-yard run. “That was huge,” Kelly said. “We were second-and-long and he broke free on a bad ankle.”

Quarterback Chance Spencer had a few key runs and scored on a quarterback sneak.

“Our offensive line was a force all game,” Kelly said. “We moved the ball up and down the field a...

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