Memphis dominates Macon, 62-26
SOUTHAVEN, MS --- The Memphis Xplorers improved to 4-1 with a 62-26 win over the Macon Knights Saturday night at the DeSoto Civic Center. The Xplorers scored a defensive touchdown and two special team's touchdowns in winning their seventh straight home game.
Terrell Adams returned after missing last week and was named the Schutt Offensive Player of the Game with 8 catches for 123 yards and one touchdown. Adams also led the team with 7.5 tackles.
The Xplorers' defense set the tone early as DB Remuise Johnson intercepted a Chad Elliott pass and returned it 23 yards for a score 2:30 into the game. The Knights, though, would score the next two touchdowns to make it 13-7 at the end of the first quarter. That would be last time they would hold the lead.
Memphis went on to outscore Macon 21-0 in the second quarter to open up a 28-13 advantage at the half. The second quarter included a Phillip Perry blocked field goal that he recovered and ran into the end zone and an Xplorers goal line stand on the last play before halftime.
The Xplorers scored on the opening drive of the second half and did not look back as they outscored the Knights 34-13 in the half.
In the second half, Greg Golden scored his first af2 touchdown in his Xplorers debut; Joseph Crear returned an onside kick for a score; Kenny Higgins made an electric diving catch on fourth down for a 30 yard touchdown and back-up quarterback Stan Hill scored his first af2 touchdown on a one yard run to close out the scoring.
Memphis QB Brian Jones was 19 of 29 for 265 yards and four touchdowns while the Knights' Chad Elliott was 22 of 41 for 244 yards and three scores.
The first place Xplorers stay at home for next week's game when they play their first game outside of the South Division. The Manchester Wolves will be at the DCC for a 7pm game on Saturday, May 6.
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