The McDowell Titans junior varsity football team’s four-game Northwestern Conference losing streak came to an end on Thursday.
The Titans, using their ground attack, pounded the undermanned West Caldwell Warriors 28-6 in Gamewell.
The Titans scored all of their points in the first half and quickly wore down a thin West Caldwell squad that dressed only 18 players for the game, four of them leaving the field to injury at some point during the first half.
Offensively, the team compiled its best stats of any game this season. On the ground, McDowell gained 265 yards from seven different guys who saw action in the backfield.
Quantavian Moore gained a season-high 117 rushing yards on nine carries. Moore had touchdown runs of 17 and 22 yards in the first quarter. Moore’s 47-yard scamper on the opening play from scrimmage set the tone of the game.
Trent Lewis added a 5-yard run and Dequan Boyce scored from 18 yards on a jet sweep with 2:07 left in the first half.
With the large margin going into the second half, some of the Titan reserves got valuable reps and they responded well.
Riley Moore made the best of his time at quarterback during the second half, gaining 94 yards on six carries. Moore also completed two passes for 25 yards.
McDowell improved to 3-5 on the season with a 2-4 mark in league play going into season finale next week at rival Freedom (6:30 kickoff).