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Mullins, Class A No. 4 Man hold off Class AA Shady Spring 22-20


Man's Kaleb Mullins (22) looks for running room around the right side during the second quarter of the Hillbillies 22-20 win over Shady Spring on Oct. 6 (Photo courtesy of Dave Adkins/Dave's Sports Page).


Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports


MAN Kaleb Mullins ran for two touchdowns and Class A No. 4 Man overcame turnovers and penalties to defeat Shady Spring 22-20 on Oct. 6 at George A. Queen Memorial Field.


Mullins ran for 94 yards on 20 carries and had a team-high six tackles, three tackles for loss and one quarterback sack on defense for the Hillbillies, who were whistled for 11 penalties for 75 yards and committed four turnovers in the win.


Mullins scored on a 7-yard run with 7:28 in the fourth quarter to break a 14-14 tie. Corey Morgan added the two-point conversion to give the Hillbillies a 22-14 lead.


Gavin Davis scored on a 40-yard run, but the 2-point conversion pass attempt was dropped in the endzone by a wide-open Josiah McKoy and Shady Spring trailed 22-20 with

4:43 to play in the fourth quarter.


McKoy opened the scoring with a 27-yard touchdown reception from Cal Culicerto to put the Tigers on top 7-0 with 7:16 to play in the opening quarter following Jacob Shamblin's extra point.


Mullins got the Hillbillies on the scoreboard with a 1-yard touchdown with 2:48 left in the first quarter. Colton Justice's extra point kick was blocked, and the Hillbillies trailed 7-6 after one quarter.


Man took the lead on a 5-yard run from Jayden Brumfield in the second quarter. Brumfield added the two-point conversion to give the Hillbillies a 14-7 lead with 2:48 to play in the first half.


Davis scored on a 10-yard run and Shamblin's extra point tied the score at 14 with 8:44 remaining in the third quarter.


Davis rushed for 167 yards on 15 carries and scored two touchdowns while Culicerto completed 6 of 19 passes for 69 yards. Gabe Knoblet had three receptions for 33 yards for Shady Spring (3-4).


Brumfield ran for 64 yards on eight carries and Morgan carried the ball 12 times for 48 yards. Devon Sanders was 4-for-11 passing for 57 yards and Lukas Haney had one catch for 34 yards for the Hillbillies, who improved to 5-1 with the victory.


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