On Friday afternoon, A.I. duPont scored their first three touchdowns after Mt. Pleasant turnovers as they would pull away and win 35-13.
A.I. duPont kicked off to start the game, and Mt. Pleasant started their first drive on their own 27.
On the very first play, Mt. Pleasant fumbled with A.I. duPont recovering the fumble at the Green Knights 25.
On the next play, A.I. duPont’s Chad Jones would find LeRoy Lynch for a 25 yard catch in the end zone giving A.I. duPont a 7-0 lead.
Just about 4 minutes later, Mt. Pleasant would tie the game with an 8 yard touchdown run by Vincent Smith.
On Mt. Pleasant’s next possession they would fumble giving A.I. duPont the ball on Mt. Pleasant’s 17.
On the very next play, A.I.’s Thomas Mosley would go up the middle for a 17 yard touchdown, giving them the lead 14-7.
In the middle of the second quarter, Mt. Pleasant would close the gap as Zachary Wallen would take it himself for a 3 yard touchdown. The extra point would be no good and A.I. duPont would lead 14-13.
As the game closed in on the half, Mt. Pleasant would fumble again giving the ball to A.I. on the Green Knights 19 yard line.
On the next play, Naz’Aire Miller would go up the left side for a 19 yard score, giving A.I. a 21-13 lead at the break.
A.I. duPont would increase their lead to 28-13 in the middle of the third quarter when Chad Jones would keep the snap himself and go 9 yards for the score.
With 4:20 left in the game, Mt. Pleasant would get picked off by A.I. duPont who returned it to the Green Knights 22 yard line. However, their was a penalty on A.I. duPont on the play and they would end up taking over at their own 25 yard line.
Two plays later from the Tigers 30, A.I. duPont’s Chad Jones would find Naz’Aire Miller for a 70 yard scoring play. The score would climb to 35-13 A.I. and that would be the final.
A.I. duPont next faces Christiana on October 6th at home at 7pm.
Mt. Pleasant next faces St. Marks away on October 6th at 7pm.