MOBILE, Alabama -- Senior running back Tyler Rogers accounted for half of Mobile Christian’s touchdowns, scoring two on the ground and returning an interception 55 yards for another score as the Leopards shut out St. Luke's to open the season.
“I’m really glad our offense was clicking on all cylinders tonight,” said Leopard head coach Neil Evans. “We tried to establish the running game with Rogers tonight. He’s had back-to-back 2,000 yard rushing seasons and we hope he can lead us in the future.”
Rogers rushed for 144 yards against a seemingly over-powered St. Luke’s defense. On the first play from scrimmage in the second quarter, he broke four tackles on a 55-yard scoring run.
Leopard sophomore quarterback Jordan Aubrey opened his 2013 campaign with a 40-yard touchdown pass to senior Carson Presley on his first attempt with the varsity squad. Aubrey had seven completions for 115 yards.
With seven seconds left in the second quarter, St. Luke's senior Thomas Stubblefield's missed a 38-yard field goal attempt in the Wildcats' best scoring threat.
“We came into the night physically outmatched,” said Wildcat head coach John Beverly. “Right now we simply lack experience.
“Going forward, we have a lot of film to watch on how we can get better Ten penalties is unacceptable and I know we can do better.”