Ensworth Bounces Back v Trezevant
By Mike Hastings
Ensworth looked like a team on a mission rather than a gracious host as they pounded visiting Trezevant 42-6 this week.
Trezevant might have wondered why they made the 200-mile trip up from Memphis after the Tigers built a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and extended it to 35-0 before halftime.
Ensworth running back Nicky Clifton got things going for the Tigers, smashing it in for touchdowns on the teams first two possessions to make it 14-0.
Ensworth quarterback Cole Kennon, who had one of his best games of the season, found receiver Jude Maloy for a 7-yard touchdown pass to extend the lead to 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.
It was all Ensworth again in the second quarter. Gabriel McDaniel ran it in from 15 yards out to make it 28-0.
Kennon again took to the air, this time connecting with Maloy on a 63-yard bomb to make it 35-0.
The Tigers scored often and quickly in the first half. Their first drive took six plays, but after that, they scored on drives of just three plays, then three straight drives of just two plays.
Ensworth’s last scoring drive, this one in the fourth quarter, was even quicker.
Kennon found Taye Kinnard on the first play of the fourth and the fleet receiver dashed 58 yards to make it 42-0.
Trezevant was able to finally get on the board as the game was coming to an end to make the final 42-6.
Kennon finished the game with 263 yards in the air on 9-13 passes and three touchdowns.
Maloy finished with three catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns.
Senior Jaylon King caught two passes, one for 30 yards and the other for 20 yards.
Austin Henderson also caught two passes for 27 yards.
Clifton led the running backs with 37 yards on six carries and two touchdowns.
Keyshawn Lawrence had 29 yards rushing on just three carries.
But the true star of the game for Ensworth was their defense, which held Trezevant’s quarterback Tyrez Johnson to just 5-13 for just seven yards. They were just as fierce against the rush, yielding 134 yards on 37 carries.
Josh Howard was again outstanding for Ensworth, recording seven individual takles and assisting on two others.
The Tigers are back in action Friday, hosting rival Father Ryan.