No. 5 Lynn rolls past Meek
by W. Brian Hale
Sep 10, 2011 | 779 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
LYNN — The fifth-ranked Lynn Bears looked to be in top form as they dispatched the Meek Tigers 57-8 on Friday night at David Posey Memorial Field.

The Bears totalled 438 yards on offense while holding the Tigers to 56 yards. Brody Meeks continued his sensational play this season, rolling up 326 yards of offense.

Meeks connected on 8-of-12 passes for 258 yards and four touchdowns, while rushing for 68 yards for two scores.

His top target on the evening was Grant Lawson, with three catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns.

Lynn’s defense was led by Bryan Clark, who recorded 11 tackles with two tackles for a loss. Lawson had a great defensive performance with five tackles, three quarterback sacks, four tackles for a loss and a forced fumble.

The Bears recorded 11 tackles for a loss as a team and forced four Tiger turnovers.

Meek was led offensively by Cameron Hallmark’s 84 rushing yards on 22 carries. Jon Kelley led the Tigers’ defense with six tackles.

“I was worried going into tonight’s game that we’d be looking ahead to next week’s game against Parrish, but the guys came out focused and ready to take care of business, which they did very well,” Lynn Coach Philip Smith said. “On offense, Brody had another great night and we got great production from the line, our receivers and our running backs. On defense, we swarmed to the ball and played our assignments. It was a great win and I like the fact that we had the opportunity to play virtually everyone on the team.”

Lynn lit up the scoreboard early and often throughout the first quarter, as Meeks connected with Lawson on a 57-yard pass and scrambled for 63-yard touchdown.

Dakota Bell took in a three-yard run to give the Bears a 20-0 lead to close the quarter.

The Bears’ good offensive and defensive play would continue into the second quarter, scoring on a 1-yard run by Nathan Berry, a 68-yard pass from Meeks to Lawson and a 1-yard run by Daniel Cagle to take a 41-0 lead into halftime.

Meeks opened up the second half scoring by finding Dylan Murray on a 37-yard touchdown strike, that would follow with a 26-yard pass to Caleb Crowe for a score to go up 54-0 in the fourth quarter.

David Henson would end the Lynn scoring with a 37-yard field goal to go up 57-0.

Meek’s lone score would come late in the fourth quarter on an 80-yard kick return by Jentson Hiller to reach the 57-8 final following a successful two-point conversion.

Lynn (3-0) travels to Parrish (2-1) in a key Region 5 match-up next week. Meek (1-2) hosts Berry in a region showdown.