GAME 2: 
Andalusia 43, St. James 17

AND         0      26      14        3         43

STJ           7      10        0        0         17


STJ   (1)    1:18   Enslen 25 run                                                (Sutter kick)        7 -  0
STJ   (2)  11:47   Sutter 36 FG                                                                           10 -  0
AND (2)  10:02   McNeil 39 run                                           (attempt failed)      10 -  6
AND (2)    6:57   Berry 2 run                                                    (Jones kick)      10 - 13
STJ   (2)    3:16   Sutter 39 pass from Enslen                            (Sutter kick)      17 - 13
AND (2)    2:26   Berry 70 pass from Mellown                           (run failed)       17 - 19
AND (2)    0:33   McNeil 6 run                                                 (Jones kick)       17 - 26
AND (3)    9:07   Berry 10 run                                                  (Jones kick)       17 - 33
AND (3)    2:42   Berry 3 run                                                    (Jones kick)       17 - 40
AND (4)    7:52   Jones 29 FG                                                                            17 - 43

September 8, 2006.  7 PM  Carlisle Field.   Game Conditions:  Partly cloudy   Game Temperature:  81   Wind:  E  5

For the second week in a row, the Trojans had trouble stopping runners in the secondary as Andalusia rushed for over 360 yards, 246 of those on the feet of Ledarrius McNeil, and Michael Berry added 4 touchdowns, 3 of those on the ground, as the Bulldogs stomped the Trojans in their first meeting ever, 43 - 17.

Andalusia began the game on offense, and avoided early disaster on their second play when a shotgun snap went over the head of the quarterback Matt Mellown.  Despite third and long, Ledarrius McNeil picked up 43 yards on his second carry of the game and gave the Bulldogs a first down and a quick field position advantage.  However, the Trojan defense stiffened and stopped Andalusia for no gain on fourth and two at the Trojan 30 forcing a turnover on downs.

A holding penalty wiped out most of the yardage gained in St. James' first drive, but a deep Graham Sutter punt gave the Trojans the field position advantage back.  Andalusia was forced to punt again, and St. James drove 53 yards for the first score of the game.  A 20 yard catch and run by Chase Christian from John Enslen moved the ball down to the Andalusia 36.  Five plays later, one play after St. James was fortunate to recover a fumble after a pass reception and on a key third down and 9, Enslen called his own number off right end, and thanks to several great blocks, he tiptoed down the near sidelines for a touchdown and St. James' first lead of the season.  Graham Sutter added the extra point for a 7 - 0 lead late in the first quarter.  These would be the only points scored in the first quarter, but 36 would be scored in the second, a majority of those by Andalusia.

After a McNeil coughed up the ball on Andalusia's second scrimmage play, St. James was in business again, although they managed only 4 yards on 3 plays.  Sutter was called in and he converted a 36 yard field goal, giving St. James a 10 point lead less than a minute into the second quarter.

Michael Berry returned the kickoff to the Bulldog 39.  Then, McNeil carried it four consecutive times, for 1, 22, minus 1, and 39 yards resulting in an Andalusia score as he broke several tackles on the final play.  The extra point snap was over the head of the kicker and fallen upon, resulting in a non-attempt, and St. James maintained a 10 - 6 lead still early in the second quarter.

St. James returned the favor, giving up the ball on a lost fumble during a sack on their next drive, yielding the Bulldogs a short field of 21 yards.  Despite a block in the back penalty inside the 5, Berry scored the first of his four touchdowns six plays later.  A two point conversion was to be attempted, but two consecutive penalties pushed the ball back to the 13, where Gillis Jones added the extra point, and Andalusia took their first lead of the night at 13 - 10 midway through the second quarter.

The Trojans answered immediately.  After a 22 yard kickoff return by Matt Dean, the Trojans used short runs and passes by Enslen primarily to move down the field.  On fourth and ten from the Bulldog 39, St. James opted to go for the first down, and they were rewarded with that and much more.  Enslen's pass over the middle to Sutter was on the mark, but two tacklers actually arm tackled him forward, and he broke away outrunning other defenders into the endzone for his second touchdown reception in as many weeks.  He recovered to add the extra point, giving the lead back to St. James at 17 - 13. 

For the remainder of the game, Andalusia dominated, scoring 30 consecutive points to wrap up the victory.

From the Bulldog 27, McNeil carried for 3 yards before Mellown attempted his first pass of the night, a perfectly thrown and timed crossing route to Berry, who outran Trojans 70 yards to the endzone for a touchdown.  Another two point conversion was attempted, but Mellown was stopped short of the goal line, and Andalusia had the lead again at 19 - 17 with 2:26 remaining in the half.

St. James drove hard for a score before halftime, but an Enslen pass was intercepted by Malcolm Jenkins and returned into Trojan territory.  A penalty pushed the ball back to the Andalusia 47 with only 57 seconds remaining, but it took Andalusia only 24 seconds to score.  Mellown's second pass attempt of the half was caught by Jenkins nearly 30 yards downfield, and the Trojan defender who was reaching for the ball caught face mask instead, and the resulting unintentional but major distance penalty pushed the ball down to the Trojan 12.  Mellown kept for 6 yards out of bounds, and then McNeil busted through tacklers for the next 6 yards and a touchdown, Andalusia's fourth of the quarter.  This time Jones kicked the extra point, and Andalusia was up 26 - 17 with 33 seconds remaining in the half.

St. James was driving after a good kickoff return, but a pass completion out of bounds used up the remaining time, and the Trojans headed to the locker room down by 9.

The Trojans had the first offensive possession of the second half, but could not convert a first down.  Andalusia, taking over on their own 43, scored 4 plays later.  A 41 yard keeper by Mellown along the far sidelines was stopped short of a touchdown by a forceout of bounds by Chad Crews, but Berry scored on the next play on a toss from 10 yards out and Jones' point gave Andalusia a 33 - 17 lead less than three minutes into the second half.

Despite the help from a roughing the kicker penalty on the next Trojan march, St. James could get no further than midfield, and was forced to punt again.  A block in the back penalty on the return appeared to have the Bulldogs pinned deep at their own 7, but they promptly marched 93 yards to seal the victory.  63 of those yards were eaten up by McNeil on one play, but Berry scored his fourth touchdown of the night from 3 yards out, and Jones' extra point gave Andalusia their 40th point of the evening.

The Trojans best drive of the second half followed, and they overcame a sack and a penalty to move down the field.  Chase Christian crossed the field on another pass and long run and dove toward the pylon on the endzone, but was out of bounds at the 5 before the dive started after a 43 yard play.  Two plays later, disaster struck as a pass was intercepted in the endzone by Nico Johnson and he returned it to the 34 yard line just before the end of the quarter.

Berry's 19 yard pass completion eventually led to the final points of the game, a 29 yard field goal by Jones, and the reserves on both teams traded fumbles and punts for the most part.  St. James got another bad break on a turnover, as Matt Dean picked up an Andalusia fumble at the Trojan 36 and apparently returned it 64 yards for a touchdown, but the return was wiped out by a holding penalty.  The Trojans did not threaten, and Andalusia ran out the clock wrapping up the region victory.


ST. JAMES      RUSHING   26 attempts  27 yards  1 TD  (1.04 yards per carry)

                        16   Enslen       16 / 33  (1 TD)     14   Dean          5 / 5                    3   Martin         2 / - 3
                        15   Walker       2 /  - 1                 45   Baker        1 / - 7

                        PASSING   20 completions  42 attempts  3 INTs  212 yards  1 TD  (5 sacks of, - 40 yards)

                        16   Enslen      20 - 42 - 3   212 yards  1 TD    (3 sacks of, - 27 yards)
                          3   Martin        0 -  0 - 0                                (1 sack of, - 6 yards)
                        45   Baker         0 -  0 - 0                                (1 sack of, - 7 yards)


                        32   Christian        4 / 77                4   Sutter        5 / 61  (1 TD)      14   Dean           4 / 19
                        19   Newton         3 / 17                3   Martin       2 / 29                    7   Davis           2 /  9

                        TOTAL YARDS:   239

                        KICKS:  XP  2 / 2                FG  1 / 1    (36 made)
                        2 POINT CONVERSIONS:  0 / 0
                        KICKOFFS:  4  (61,49,52,53)                     PUNTS:  4  (42,34,39,35)
                        KO RETURNS:  8  (4,22,17,33,25,16,19,25) PUNT RETURNS:   2  (0,4)
                        FIRST DOWNS:   15    (4 rushing, 9 passing, 2 penalty)
                        FUMBLE RETURNS:  1  (5)
                        FUMBLES:  4, lost 2

                        TURNOVER MARGIN:   - 3
                        PENALTIES:  6 / 47 yards
                        TIME OF POSSESSION:  23:10

ANDALUSIA    RUSHING   55 attempts  367 yards   5 TDs  (6.67 yards per carry)
                        PASSING      3 completions  4 attempts  0 INTs  118 yards  1 TD  (no sacks of)
                        TOTAL YARDS:  485

                        KICKS:  XP  4 / 5                FG  1 / 1   (29 made)
                        2 POINT CONVERSIONS:  0 / 2
                        KICKOFFS:  8  (48,44,47,49,48,54,52,48)   PUNTS:  2  (27,29)
                        KO RETURNS:  4  (21,8,26,20)                  PUNT RETURNS:  3  (6,3,15)
                        FIRST DOWNS:  16   (14 rushing, 2 passing)
                        INTERCEPTION RETURNS:  3  (32,34,10)
                        FUMBLES:  4, lost 2
                        PENALTIES:  12 / 82 yards
                        TIME OF POSSESSION:  24:50