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Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

NMCC downs Charleston for first win

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Charleston's Jamaul Gray is tackled by New Madrid County Central's Jayshawn McDaniel (20), Jonathan Conner (54) and G'Darius Stevenson (4) on Friday night in Charleston.
(Brent Shipman photo)
CHARLESTON -- Riding a 22-point lead into half, New Madrid County Central got its first win of the season Friday night, beating Charleston 49-20 thanks in part to a four-touchdown performance by G'Darius Stevenson.

After the Bluejays opened the game with a 65-yard drive capped by a 49-yard run by Jamaul Gray, the Eagles went on to score 28 unanswered point to end the half.

Answering Charleston's score quickly, NMCC marched 68-yards down the field after the ensuing kick off to tie the game with Stevenson running it in from 1-yard out to finish the drive.

LeMonte Nelson scored the go-ahead touchdown when, after penalties and a sack left the Eagles with 2nd-and-goal on their own 40-yard line, Nelson broke off a 60-yard run to the end zone, putting NMCC up 16-6 after the failed two-point conversion.

Finishing off the half, Stevenson connected with Jameria Jones for an 11-yard touchdown strike, followed by Stevenson rushing it in from 16-yards out, making it a 28-6 ball game after two successful two-point conversions.

Though Charleston answered with 14-points in the second half, NMCC showed no signs of slowing down, tacking on another 21-points in the half to make up the final.