EC Preps

MCCLENDON AND CO SPEAR THE MARINERS

2017 EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL  

By Adam Paul

ECPREPS.COM

The Monte Vista Monarchs looked to get the season started on the right foot as they traveled to Imperial Beach to take on the Mariners of Mar Vista. They were able to accomplish the feat in a thriller by the score of 28-21.

Led by one of the top running backs in the county Jahmon McClendon the Monarchs were able to control the game on the ground as he rushed for three scores. He gave Monte Vista a 14-7 lead with a 26-yard score.

The Monarchs ended up scoring again to lead 21-7 at the half. However in the second half the Mariners scored twice to tie the game at 21-21.

However McClendon and company wouldn’t be denied as he took matters into his own hands. He took the handoff and used his speed to burst through a hole on the right side down the seam and all the way to the end zone for the 75-yard score to give the Monarchs a 28-21 lead.

Mar Vista still had another quarter to try and pull even but the Monarchs defense became stingy and denied everything that came their way.

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