Cedar Grove Saints quarterback Johnathon McCrary put on a passing clinic in the Saints’ 42-21 win over the Decatur Bulldogs Sept. 29.
McCrary passed for 365 yards and five touchdowns on 20 out of 25 pass attempts. He also had two interceptions.
Cedar Grove (3-2) was up 21-15 on Decatur (4-2) late in the third quarter, after leading 21-0, when McCrary threw back-to-back touchdowns to widen his team’s lead to 34-15. Despite almost giving up the lead, head coach Ray Bonner was happy that his players got the job done in the end.
“We lost our focus for a minute,” he said. “We’ve got some good kids and they’re smart enough to know when they got to get the job done and that was a big thing. They got the job done. It wasn’t pretty at all but we got the job done.”
The Saints’ first score came after defensive back Everett Nicolas intercepted Decatur quarterback Devontae Carter’s pass on their first drive. A couple of plays later, McCrary hit wide receiver Boris Burton in the end zone for a Saints touchdown.
The Saints went up 14-0 later in the first quarter when wide receiver Shane Ward scored his second rushing touchdown of the season.
Another turnover by Decatur led to Cedar Grove’s third score of the game by running back Deion Sellers.