The Mathews High School varsity football team started out strong on Friday night against West Point, taking a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter.
Unfortunately, that was all the scoring the Blue Devils would do, as they fell to the visiting Pointers by a 44-7 margin, dropping to 1-7 on the season.
The Devils took the opening kickoff and picked up a couple first downs off runs by quarterback Chance Spencer, advancing the ball to West Point’s 40-yard line before they were forced to punt.
A few plays later, West Point fumbled on its own 26-yard line. Spencer picked up a first down and, on the next play, ran the ball in from the 16-yard line for the score. Patrick Blake’s PAT kick put Mathews ahead, 7-0.
West Point tied the game up with just 10 seconds left in the first quarter off the first of three first-half rushing touchdowns by senior running back Zachary Gonzales. Pointer QB Steven Whittaker Jr. also scored in the first half, putting them ahead, 28-7, at half...
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