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Redhawks defeat Mavs with second half comeback

By Tim Winters, 09/30/18, 8:00PM EDT


The Monroe Redhawks earned their first conference win of the season with an impressive 28-22 comeback victory over Marvin Ridge.

Trailing by two touchdowns in the second half, the Redhawks scored 14-points in four minutes and 17 seconds including a 72-yard blocked field goal return and ensuing two-point conversion that tied the game at 20. 

Monroe’s quarterback Trey Shepherd (Sr) was 7-for-20 passing and 199 yards including the 87-yard game winning touchdown to freshman Shaleak Knotts.

Knotts led all receivers with 186-yards on six receptions and two touchdowns.

Redhawk running back JahTwan Stafford (Sr) scored one touchdown and rushed for a game-leading 125-yards on 19 carries.

Monroe’s Chris Colon (Sr) notched 16 tackles including four for a loss and one blocked field goal.

The full game highlights below. 

Credit Monroe High School for the photo used as the main image to support this post.

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