Updated Sat, Oct 19, 2013 5:59 pm
The dynamic duo of Michael Davis and Kalieb Sheets gave Wellston fits all night long.
Davis, a Gridiron Glory Player of the Year semifinalist, had 171 total yards and four touchdowns, and Sheets threw for two touchdowns to lead Meigs to a 40-7 win over Wellston.
C.H Jones Field in Wellston, Ohio, played host to senior night for the Golden Rockets. Parents of senior athletes braced the frigid fall weather to escort their kids across the field one final time in front of their home crowd. After the heart-warming pre-game festivities the Marauders rained on Wellston’s parade.
Sheets shocked the home crowd on the first play of the game on a tricky touchdown reverse play. The quarterback/wide receiver threw a 55-yard bomb to Davis to give Marauders a very early 7-0 lead.
After a Wellston punt, Sheets ran two quarterback keepers to get the next Meigs drive going. But the Marauders fumbled a handoff near midfield, handing Wellston the ball and the momentum.
Faced with a crucial third and 7, Wellston’s Braydon Womeldorf connected with Jake Waldron, which tied the game at 7.
Wellston did not score again.
Davis quickly answered on the following possession, trudging his way down the field on three runs. The junior capped the four play drive with a touchdown to put Meigs up 14-7.
In the second quarter, Wellston put together a long drive, holding the ball for 11 minutes on a single possession. But the drive ended without any points after Meigs stopped Womeldorf’s quarterback keeper on fourth and 1 on the 6-yard line.
The second half seemed as though it was a completely different game.
On the first drive of the third quarter, Sheets gave the Marauder a spark with a 43-yard sprint. Three plays later sheets threw a striking pass Ty Phelps for a 32-yard touchdown to put Meigs up 20-7.
Meigs went on to score twenty more points in the second half and outgained the Rockets by 224 total yards.
After the game Meigs Head Coach, Mike Bartum gave all of the credit to his players and coaches, saying he was proud of the way his kids bounced back and executed in the second half.
Meigs (6-2) will travel to Athens, Ohio, Friday, Oct. 25 to face the undefeated Bulldogs. Wellston (3-5) hopes to bounce back next week at Alexander (1-7).