The game started off with a flurry of offense, as both teams scored in six plays on their opening possessions. First, it was Mount Paran (3-7) going 73 yards — mostly through Kyle Trammell — but in the end it was quarterback Jake Allen taking it in from 1-yard out for a 7-0 lead.
Mount Zion (6-4) responded with an 80-yard drive of its own, getting 70 of those yards on one T.K. Tuggle run. Mount Zion quarterback Tristen Puckett finished it off with a 1-yard sneak of his own. On the extra point try, Holloway decided to go for a fake and, serving as the holder, Puckett pulled the ball back and found Matt Turner with a pass to go up, 8-7.
The score stayed that way until late in the second quarter.
Mount Paran benefited by a pass interference call that nullified an interception in the end zone. Three plays later, Trammell found the end zone on a screen pass from Allen from 4 yards out to take a 14-8 lead at the half.
A 1-yard run by Allen in the third quarter put Mount Paran up 21-8 and the rout was on.
Trammell added a 43-yard touchdown run, and an interception turned into points when Dallas Kepler scored from 17 yards to close the scoring.
Trammell finished the night with 200 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown.
“We felt coming in this was the last game and we were just going to put the ball in the hands of our best player. Kyle has just gotten better,” Mount Paran coach Mitch Jordan said.
“He hasn’t played a lot of football, he’s been a baseball guy, but he’s gotten better every week. I think he wants to play college football and he’s going to be a great player for somebody,” Mt. Paran coach Mitch Jordan said.