Prep Football: Mustangs score 40, but fall to Crest
East Rowan’s football season ended with a wild, 60-40 setback at Shelby Crest in the 3A state playoffs.
East, a No. 6 seed, scored three of its six touchdowns on defense, including a 67-yard fumble return by Raequan Gibson for a 6-0 lead in the first quarter.
But Crest came back to dominate the second quarter, getting a pair of Cam Peeler to Tyshun Odom touchdown passes and outscoring the Mustangs 27-0 to take a 27-6 halftime lead.
East scored three TDs in the third quarter. Deiontae Gallman and Jake Gregory had long fumble returns for touchdowns, and Tate Houpe threw a touchdown pass to Wesley Porter.
Gregory’s TD pulled the Mustangs within 33-26, but Crest answered. Odom, who broke Crest’s single-game receiving record with 272 yards, had his third and fourth TD catches in the third quarter.
When Justin Smith threw a touchdown pass to Gibson with 6:23 remaining, East trailed 54-32, but Jamaud Geter’s pick-six with 4:33 left sealed victory for Crest (9-3). East tacked on late scores with a Smith to Sam Wall touchdown pass and Smith’s two-point conversion pass to Gibson.
East finished 4-8.
Crest, a No. 3 seed, plays at No. 2 seed West Rowan (9-3) next week.
Chargers 60, Mustangs 40
East Rowan 6 0 20 14 — 40
Crest 0 27 20 13 — 60
ER – Raequan Gibson 67 fumble recovery (pass failed), 6:35
C – Rae-Kwon Turner 11 run (Davis kick), 9:09
C – Tyshun Odom 21 pass from Cam Peeler (Davis kick), 2:39
C – Odom 60 pass from Peeler (conversion failed), 1:10
C – Jarius Strong 38 pass from Peeler (Davis kick), :17.6
ER – Deiontae Gallmon 53 fumble recovery (Hinceman kick), 9:21
C – Odom 52 pass from Peyton Kemmerlin (kick failed), 8:18
ER – Wesley Porter 11 pass from Tate Haupe (Hinceman kick), 6:25
ER – Jake Gregory 45 fumble recovery (conversion failed), 5:59
C – Turner 4 run (Davis kick), 1:03
C – Odom 21 pass from Kemmerlin (Davis kick), :46.8
C – Strong 1 run (Davis kick), 7:18
ER – Gibson 11 pass from Justin Smith (conversion failed), 6:23
C – Jamaud Geter 35 INT return (kick failed), 4:33
ER – Sam Wall 55 pass from Smith (Gibson pass from Smith), 2:09