MFL gets a little 'offensive'
The offenses heated up on the second night of McCook Football League play Tuesday at Weiland Field.
There were 16 touchdowns scored as compared to 10 for opening night last Friday. Eight of the 16 TDs were longer than 20 yards.
In the 5th-6th grade division, the Eagles defeated the Rams 13-12 and the Redskins defeated the Cowboys 24-0.
In the 7th-8th grade division, the Ravens defeated the Raiders 13-6 and the Colts defeated the Chiefs 19-13.
The Eagles (2-0) scored all 13 of their points in the first half against the Rams (1-1) and led 13-6 at halftime.
The Eagles' Mack Alspaugh scored on a 34-yard TD run in the first quarter. Mitchell Shillington put the Rams on the scoreboard in the opening period with a 47-yard TD run.
Alspaugh broke free for a 56-yard TD run in the second quarter. Kolton Stone added the PAT run.
Shillington scored from 5 yards out in the fourth quarter, but the PAT was not good and the Eagles survived.
In the second 5th-6th grade game, the Redskins' Vince Lyons scored three TDs against the Cowboys on runs of 65, 15 and 2 yards. Seth Gohl added a 19-yard TD run.
The Redskins and Cowboys are both 1-1.
In the early 7th-8th grade game between the Ravens and Raiders, both teams scored a TD in the first quarter.
Paul Downey of the Ravens scored the game's first TD on a 69-yard run. Jake Schlager of the Raiders tied the scored on a 26-yard TD run.
Downey broke the deadlock on a 37-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. Austin Cherry threw a PAT pass to Kalen Farr.
The Ravens improved to 2-0 and the Raiders are 1-1.
In the late game in the 7th-8th grade division, the Colts took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 1-yard TD run by Cale Brown and a Brown PAT run.
The Chiefs answered with a 1-yard plunge by Ethan Long. The Colts took a 13-6 halftime lead on Drew Harms' 17-yard TD run.
Long ripped off a 59-yard TD run in the third quarter and the Chiefs tied the score at 13-13 with the PAT.
The Colts won the game on a 1-yard run by Zane Gillen in the fourth quarter.
The Colts evened their record at 1-1 and the Chiefs dropped to 0-2.
The MFL season will conclude with four games Thursday night.
In the 5th-6th grade division, the Redskins will play the Rams at 6 p.m., followed by the Eagles against the Cowboys at 7 p.m.
In the 7th-8th grade division, the Ravens will play the Colts at 8 p.m., followed by the Chiefs against the Raiders at 9 p.m.
Eagles--Mack Alspaugh 34 run (PAT failed)
Rams--Mitchell Shillington 47 run (PAT failed)
Eagles--Alspaugh 56 run (Kolton Stone run)
Rams--Shillington 5 run (PAT failed)
Redskins 6 0 12 6--24
Cowboys 0 0 0 0--0
Redskins--Vince Lyons 65 run (PAT failed)
Redskins--Seth Gohl 19 run (PAT failed)
Redskins--Lyons 15 run (Kolton Stone run)
Redskins--Lyons 2 run (PAT failed)
Ravens--Paul Downey 69 run (PAT failed)
Raiders--Jake Schlager 26 run (PAT failed)
Ravens--Downey 37 run (Kalen Farr PAT pass from Austin Cherry)
Colts--Cale Brown 1 run (Brown PAT run)
Chiefs--Ethan Long 1 run (PAT failed)
Colts--Drew Harms 17 run (PAT failed)
Chiefs--Long 59 run (PAT failed)
Colts--Zane Gillen 1 run (PAT failed)