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Titans shutout East Jessamine

Mercer County junior Seth Tatum returned the ball after making an interception Friday night in the Titans 19-0 win over East Jessamine.

Daarik Gray

Herald Staff

After giving up an average of 45 points per game through the first five games of the year, the Mercer County football team has held opponents to just eight total points in the last two games, including a 19-0 win over the visiting East Jessamine Jaguars Friday night, helping them improve to 2-0 in Class AAAA, District 5 play.

After allowing Marion County only 75 yards in a 41-8 win a week prior, the Mercer County defense held the Jaguars to just 174 yards Friday, which included three takeaways.

“The bottom line is they (the Mercer County defense) are tough. They are very sound,” said Mercer County Head Coach David Buchanan. “(Mercer County Defensive Coordinator) Brian (Rowland) does a good job of getting our guys to play sound football. East Jessamine moved the ball a little bit tonight, but when it was all said and done, our defense got the job done.”

Also for the second straight week, the Titans had to battle strong wind and rain.

“I don’t mind it from a football stand point,” said Buchanan. “This is the type of environment you play football in.”

It didn’t appear the team minded, either.

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