Mt. Pleasant vs. Loretto

Keevan Cooper (22) rushed for 110 yards on 27 carries Saturday as Mt. Pleasant won 17-7 at Region 5-2A rival Loretto.

Nick Brown and Demarkus Brown connected for a pair of second-quarter scores and the Tigers did their damage before halftime en route to a 17-7 Region 5-2A road win Saturday at Loretto.

After a scoreless first period, Jackson Collier got Mt. Pleasant on the scoreboard with a 28-yard field goal on the first snap of the second quarter. The Browns then teamed up for a 23-yard touchdown pass with 2:41 to go before intermission, and again at the 32-second mark on a 36-yarder for a 17-0 lead at the break.

Preston Kolisek’s 2-yard run midway through the third quarter pulled Loretto within 10, but the Mustangs (2-3, 0-2) would get no closer.

Mt. Pleasant (2-2, 1-1) limited the hosts to minus-3 rushing yards and 146 total, holding Caden Porter to negative-8 yards on six carries and Kase Tucker to 9 yards on five attempts.

Meanwhile, sophomore Keevan Cooper finished with 110 yards on 27 carries to lead the Tiger ground game, with Demarkus Brown catching six passes for 108 yards.

Carter Daniel threw for 149 yards in the losing effort, completing 11 of 19 attempts.

Originally scheduled as a Friday night game, the contest was rescheduled because of inclement weather for an 11 a.m. kickoff.

Mt. Pleasant 17, Loretto 7

M 0 17 0 0 -- 17

L 0 0 7 0 -- 7

Scoring Summary

Second Quarter

M -- Jackson Collier 28 field goal (12:00)

M -- Demarkus Brown 23 pass from Nick Brown (2:41), Collier kick

M -- D. Brown 36 pass from N. Brown (0:32), Collier kick

Third Quarter

L -- Preston Kolisek 2 run (7:35), Patton Simbeck kick

Team Statistics

M L

First downs 18 7

Rushes-yards 52-174 16-(-3)

Passing yards 105 149

Comps-Atts-Ints 8-11-0 11-19-1

Penalties-yards 10-80 3-25

Fumbles-lost 1-1 2-2

Individual Statistics

Rushing

Mt. Pleasant -- Keevan Cooper 27-110, Te’Varius Strayhorn 8-39, Nick Brown 7-25, Perez Carter 4-16, Demarkus Brown 4-(-4), Davion Meza 1-(-5), Gavin Alderson 1-(-7)

Loretto -- Kase Tucker 5-9, Preston Kolisek 1-2, Carter Daniel 4-(-6), Caden Porter 6-(-8)

Passing

Mt. Pleasant -- Nick Brown 8-11-0, 105

Loretto -- Carter Daniel 11-19-1, 149

Receiving

Mt. Pleasant -- Demarkus Brown 6-108, Keevan Cooper 2-(-3)

Loretto -- Jack Welch 2-63, Jackson Traglia 4-49, Tabias Sirmones 3-39, Kase Tucker 1-3, Caden Porter 1-(-5)

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