Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 26, 2013

Clarkson runs Mavericks past Raiders

LINDSIDE — Isiah Clarkson ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries, leading James Monroe to a 26-12 win over Liberty on Friday night.

Reed McNeer added 62 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown, as the Mavericks rolled up 352 yards on offense, including 278 on the ground.

James Monroe took an 18-0 lead in the first half. Clarkson scored on runs of 50 and 19 yards. Brian Young added a 22-yard touchdown run in the third.

Liberty quarterback Hunter Wright threw for 270 yards, completing 22 of 37 passes, including a 56-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter to Jaylen McDowell. The Raiders pulled within 18-6 at the break on a 14-yard run by Christian Whitaker.

James Reed was the defensive standout for the Mavericks, who held the Raiders to 39 yards on the ground.

James Monroe (3-5) faces a tall task over the next two weeks, visiting Bluefield on Friday and hosting Princeton to finish the season on Nov. 8.

Liberty....................................0  6  0  6  —  12

James Monroe.....................12  6  8  0  —  26

Scoring

First Quarter

JM—Isiah Clarkson 50 run (pass failed)

JM—Clarkson 18 run (run failed)

Second Quarter

JM—Reed McNeer 51 run (pass failed)

LB—Christian Whitaker 14 run (pass failed)

Third Quarter

JM—Brian Young 22 run (Josh Dransfield pass from McNeer)

Fourth Quarter

LB—Jaylen McDowell 56 pass from Hunter Wright (run failed)

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