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Donquell Green carries Burke County into next round

Burke County 20, Mary Persons 0

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PLAY OF THE GAME: With 9:01 remaining in the second quarter, Burke County senior Donquell Green extended his team’s advantage to 13-0 when he found the end zone on an 18-yard quarterback keeper. With the win, Burke County advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class AAAA state playoffs.

STAR OF THE GAME: Green. He rushed 21 times for a game-high 114 yards and a touchdown. Green also went 3 for 3 passing for 49 yards.

WHY BURKE COUNTY WON: After being held scoreless in the opening quarter, the Bears scored twice in the second to take a 13-0 halftime lead. Reginald Grubbs and Green accounted for the TDs.

WHY MARY PERSONS LOST: It struggled to contain Burke County’s rushing attack, which totaled 288 yards on 56 carries. In all, five Burke County backs finished with at least 25 rushing yards.

QUOTABLE: “You have to be able to play defense at this point in the season and we did an outstanding job of getting a shutout tonight. As for our offense, we were able to grind it out and finish just enough drives. Even though we have a marquee player in Donquell Green, a bunch of our backs came through and made some big-time plays in key situations.” – Burke County coach Eric Parker.

NEXT: Burke County (9-2) vs. Marist, TBA.

BURKE COUNTY 20, MARY PERSONS 0

Mary Persons 0 0 0 0 – 0

Burke County 0 13 7 0 – 20

Second Quarter

BC–Reginald Grubbs 1 run (UnTorrey Thomas kick), 11:14.

BC–Donquell Green 18 run (kick failed), 9:01.

Third Quarter

BC–Donqual Young 4 run (Thomas kick), 7:14.

 MPBC
First Downs1520
Rushes-Yards36-17856-288
Passing Yards7949
Comp.-Att.-Int.9-20-13-3-0
Fumbles-Lost0-01-0
Punts-Yards3-1084-151
Penalties-Yards14-1258-45

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Mary Persons: Dee High 14-87, Justin Jarrell 14-45. Burke County: Donquell Green 21-114, Antonio Harold 10-42, Reginald Grubbs 9-60, Donqual Young 7-41, Jawone Bennett 4-25.

PASSING–Mary Persons: Cal King 9-20-79. Burke County: Donquell Green 3-3-49.

RECEIVING–Mary Persons: J.T. Stokes 2-41, Justin Stroud 1-17. Burke County: UnTorrey Thomas 1-11, Jocquez Habersham 1-13, Kevin Scott 1-25.


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