McDonogh 35 flexed its muscles against McMain in a St. Augustine Jamboree on Saturday at Tad Gormley Stadium.
McDonogh 35 dominated the game from the start, defeating McMain 28-8.
However, Roneagles coach Wayne Reese was not completely thrilled with his team’s performance.
“(I would grade) ‘A’ for defense and ‘D’ for offense,” Reese said. “The line didn’t do a good job. ... You can’t win on offense unless you have a good line.”
The Roneagles struck early and often. Darius May scored on a 22-yard just 95 seconds into the game. He ran for 83 yards in the first half and 108 yards for the game. The drive was set up by a bad Mustangs punt.
“I felt great,” May said. “I could see myself progressing, and the coaches have (made) me way better. I’ve come a long way.”
Dajun Jenkins followed with a 2-yard touchdown plunge six minutes later.
McDonogh quarterback Sidney Wilson missed on his first three passes, but hit his final seven attempts for 114 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown strike to Toreano Miner. May struck again midway through the second half with an 8-yard touchdown run to make it 28-0.
McMain moved the ball well in the first 15 minutes, but its drives sputtered after crossing midfield. The Mustangs turned the ball over on downs twice in Roneagles territory.
Darnell Williams struggled passing the ball, completing just five of his 14 first-half attempts for 49 yards, though he did have several would-be touchdown passes broken up by great defensive plays.
Williams did rush for over 60 yards, though. It was on a scramble to extend the play that he connected with Jamairyn Wallace on a 33-yard pass to get McMain on the board with less than two minutes remaining. Williams added a two-point conversion.
One thing that gave McDonogh 35 trouble was penalties. The Roneagles committed seven penalties for 60 yards.
“Our center thought he could hold everybody,” Reese said. “We’ll show it to him on film, and he’s going to correct it. We’re going to be all right at that spot.”