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Titans roll in season opener, beating Darby 52-12.

PHILIPSBURG – The defending state champions picked up where they left off last year, rolling over their opponent in Week 1 58-12.

It all got started when senior Avery Metesh took the opening kickoff back 75 yards for a touchdown just 10 seconds into play.

“I told the team right before we went out there that I was gonna bring this thing to the house and I did,” said an excited Metesh after the game. “Blockers were great and I made one move and I was off to the races.”

Starting quarterback Andrew Tallon found Leyton Wagner on a crossing pattern in the end zone for the point after and the locals were up 8-0.

Not to be outdone, the visiting Tigers needed just three plays to get their first score of the night, a 67-yard keeper by QB Preston Smith that brought the score to 8-6.

But that was as close as Darby would ever get, as Flint Creek added 30 more points in the period and 14 more in the second to hold a commanding 42-6 lead at intermission.

Co-Head Coach Jerry Metesh was cautiously optimistic about the win. “We came out and got after it. But we’re gonna have to look at some film and we have a lot to work on for next week.”

Flint Creek will host Troy September 3 at 7 p.m. in Drummond, with the JV team traveling to Darby to take on the Tigers Monday afternoon.


Darby – 6/0/0/6 – 12

Flint Creek – 32/14/6/0 – 58


11:50 FC Metesh 74 yard kickoff return. Tallon to Wagner pass.

10:46 DAR Smith 67 yard run TD. Pass failed.

9:56 FC Tallon 45 yard run TD. Tallon to Metesh pass.

8:06 FC Tallon 25 yard run TD. Goldade run.

0:55 FC Tallon to Metesh 5 yd pass. Goldade run.


8:22 FC Tallon to Wagner 5 yd pass. Tallon run

2:20 FC Bradshaw 2 yd run TD. Run failed.


5:47 FC Goldade to Mason 38 yd pass TD. Pass failed


11:48 DAR Smith 2 yd run TD. Kick failed.

NOTE - edits were made to this story to correct scoring and statistical errors.


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