MTCS fell to 1-6 on the season Friday night, dropping a 42-21 home decision to region foe King's Academy
Senior running back Kemari McGowan led the way for the Cougars with 22 carries for 166 yards and two touchdowns in the second half that totaled 106 yards.
"Our guys play part of a game but just do not play four quarters," MTCS coach Fred Shambaugh said.
In the early portion of the game, both teams were feeling each other out. Late in the first quarter, the Lions got on the board first as Jachim Wiliams raced 55 yards and they led 7-0. It was the first of two scores for him as
Williams and another back Nakelin McAfee went over 100 yards on the night. Williams had 117 yards and McAfee had 108.
The teams traded scores before the end of the half as the Lions scored on an 18-yard pass from Nathan Hoffman to Zack Tilley.
Before the end of the half, both teams traded turnovers as both quarterbacks threw interceptions.
Baylor Norwood picked a pass off and it led to the Cougars lone score with less than 10 seconds left in the half on a pass from Jackson Green to Trey Harris.
To open the second half, both teams traded scores as the Lions scored on a 44-yard run by McAfee and a 38-yard run by McGowan. It was the first of his two scores as he scored later on a 68-yard run.
King's Academy scored three times in the last stanza -- one on a 87-yard run by Garrett Weekly and the other came on a 18-yard run by Williams.