Wk 9 NRV 2021 Eastern Montgomery vs Narrows Game

Wk 9 NRV 2021 Eastern Montgomery vs Narrows Game 574 382 SWVA High School Sports

Green Wave tames Mustangs
46-14 with offensive onslaught

Harry Ragsdale Field, Narrows, VA  – The Crunch New River Valley football game of the week featured two teams that know each other pretty well. Narrows hosted the Eastern Montgomery Mustangs on one of the nicest fields around. Narrows overhauled their field with Bermuda grass, and it really comes off well. After the Narrows band, which is small in number but large in talent, got the game started with the national anthem, both teams came out hot, scoring on all of their first quarter possessions. However, the fumble bug hit the Mustangs in the 2nd quarter. They turned the ball over 3 times while Narrows’ fast paced offense continued to move up and down that Bermuda grass scoring TD’s and making all of their 2-pt conversions. Both teams added a touchdown in the second half, making the final score 46-14 . The Green Wave improved to 3-5 while East Mont dropped to 4-4 on the season. Postgame, Mustang Coach Jordan Stewart commented, “we haven’t faced a team really, in a spread, as good as them. We knew it was going to be a challenge for us”. When asked what stood out to him about his team’s winning performance, Narrows Coach Kelly Lowe said, “I thought we finished the game well. Our last 3 games we’ve had leads or been down by one score at halftime and couldn’t come out in the second half and make a run or hold the lead. I thought our kids did a good job of finishing tonight.”

Narrows QB 7 Aidan McGlothlin takes off

First Quarter – Some teams are fast and some teams play fast. Narrows is both. Coach Kelly Lowe has his Green Wave thinking touchdowns before they even hit that new Bermuda grass field. Narrows didn’t disappoint. Following a nifty kick off return by Sophomore WR/DB 6 Kolier Pruett’s kick off return down to East Mont’s seven yardline, ‘Fast’ was in play. ’Only :43 seconds into the affair RB 5 Reed Perdue got this party started with a 3-yard TD run. The Junior followed that up with the 2 point conversion run and the Green Wave led 8-0 before the East Mont bus had cooled off.

Narrows RB 5 Reed Perdue avoids a tackle

But Coach Jordan Stewart’s Mustangs didn’t travel all the way over to Narrows just to watch. They answered the Green Wave with a RB 26 Seth Burleson TD of their own. The Senior finished of the 51-yard drive with a 3-yard blast of his own. K 3 Lilly Underwood finished off the TD the traditional way by striping the goal post with the point after. Narrows led 8-7.

Mustang QB 7 Christian Stiltner lets if fly

If you’re the opponent, the problem with playing Narrows is that they just don’t stop. The Wave’s second drive of the game mixed the run and the pass to put another score on the board. Narrows QB 7 Aidan McGlothlin completed four balls on the drive culminating in a 45-yard TD to WR 6 Pruett with a little over six minutes left in the first quarter. Pruett was also on the scoring end of McGlothlin’s pass for the two point conversion. Narrows led 16-7.

Green Wave WR 6 Kolier Pruett scores a touchdown

Second Quarter -Narrows, a pretty young team this year with a stable full of Sophomores starting and contributing continued to add to their total with three more scores in the second quarter. East Mont just couldn’t keep pace this night, but that didn’t stop RB/LB 26 Seth Burleson from making his presence felt on both sides of the ball. The Senior finished the night with 135 yards on 20 carries and a TD. On defense he was also making sure he left his mark. But Narrows is a shifty group. They’ve got guys who can make you miss.

East Mont DB 13 Ben Via picks off a Narrows pass

Narrows QB 7 Aidan McGlothlin runs for yardage

The second quarter started with East Mont being held on downs the Narrows fourteen. The home team fed off their defense’s effort, covering the 86 yards in four plays to add to their tally. QB 7 McGlothlin hit WR’s 20 Levi Smith and 14 Carson Crigger on back to back throws of 48 and 35 yards respectively. Crigger’s grab was for the score. RB 5 Perdue finished it off with a 2 point run and Narrows lead had grown to 24-7. Twice more Lowe’s troops would find pay dirt before the break. Between those final two TD tosses by Narrows, East Mont DB 13 Ben Via did pick off McGlothlin. The scrappy Senior and his cohorts never quit battling all night.

RB 13 Ben Via gets loose for good yardage

Second Half – East Mont’s defense played better in the second half holding the Green Wave on downs and forcing a punt, before a final Narrows TD with :27 seconds left in the quarter made it 46-7. The McGlothlin to Pruett connection covered 27-yards on the score. The PAT was no good.

Narrows RB/DB 5 Reed Perdue is pursued by East Mont DL 50 Xavier Brown

East Montgomery scored the last points of the game as QB 12 passed it 22 yards to WR 13 Ben Via with 3:28 left. K Underwood came in and nailed the PAT showing off the leg that has made her an all state soccer player for the Mustangs. That made the final 46-14 Narrows.

Mustang RB 26 Seth Burleson is brought down after a good gain

Both teams battled all night, but it was just too much Green Wave offense this night for the visiting Mustangs. Both teams are poised to make the playoffs moving forward, that is if the chips fall right.

Eastern Montgomery RB/DB 13 breaks into the clear


Mustang QB/LB 7 Christian Stiltner prepares to throw the ball
RB 26 Seth Burleson cuts it back for East Mont

First Quarter:

    • Narrows – R. Perdue 3-yard TD run; Perdue 2-pt run (11:17)
    • E. Montgomery – S. Burleson 3-yard TD run; Underwood PAT (7:20)
    • Narrows– K. Pruett 45-yard pass from A. McGlothlin; Pruett pass from McGlothlin 2pts (6:14)
Second Quarter:
    • Narrows – C. Crigger 38-yard pass from A. McGlothlin; 2-Pt Perdue run (10:55)
    • Narrows – C. Crigger 18-yard pass from A. McGlothlin; 2-Pt McGlothlin pass to Pruett (8:07)
    • Narrows – K. Pruett 6-yard run; 2-Pt A. McGlothlin pass to Pruett (4:14)
    • Narrows – K. Pruett 27-yard pass from A. McGlothlin; PAT missed (0:21)
Fourth Quarter:
    • E. Montgomery – B. Via 22-yard pass from Akers; Underwood PAT (3:28)

E. Montgomery – S. Burleson 20-135, TD, E. Brown 9-31, G. Akers 9-2, G. Caldwwell 1-0
Narrows– C. Via 7-53, C. Livingston 1-9, K. Pruett 1-6, TD
E. Montgomery – G. Akers 4/13, 64, TD, 2 INTs
Narrows – A. McGlothlin 11/22, 238, 4TDs; K. Pruett 0/1, 0 INT
E. Montgomery– B. Via 3-55, TD, E. Brown 1-40, TD
Narrows – K. Pruett 4-106, 2TDs, 20 2-48, 14 5-84, 2TDs
E. Montgomery – B. Via 1/39 yd avg
Narrows – N/A
E. Montgomery – 3/58 yds
Narrows – 3/110 yds

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