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Posted: September 17, 2013 7:12 p.m.

Hurricanes shut out Jackets 21-0

Matt Smith/

The Hurricanes and the Jackets squared off Monday night in Division II action.

The Newton County Recreation Commission Division II Hurricanes shut out the Jackets Monday night at Wolverine Field, winning 21-0.

The Hurricanes scored a pair of second-half touchdowns after carrying a 6-0 lead into halftime.

With a one-score lead heading into the second half, the Hurricanes needed just under two minutes to find the end zone for the second time in the game.

On their opening drive of the half, the Jackets fumbled the ball into the hands of the Hurricanes' Jannard Bell. Bell scooped up the loose ball for a 38-yard touchdown return.

Christian Benson ran the ball in for a successful 2-point conversation, giving the Hurricanes a 13-0 lead with 23:04 left in the game.

The Hurricanes' final score came with 12:17 left in the contest, as M.J. Stroud scored on a 3-yard touchdown run. Will Cawthon added the 2-point conversion on the ground, as the Hurricanes increased their lead to 21-0.

The Jackets threatened the Hurricanes' shut out on their final drive of the game, driving their way to the Hurricanes' 25 yard line on a Dale Davis pass to Deonte Bruno. The Jackets were knocked back to the Hurricanes' 33-yard line, but a face mask penalty set the Jackets up inside the Hurricnes' 25-yard line with under a minute to go.

Despite the Jackets' late push, they were unable to find the end zone on their final drive, securing the shut out for Miami.

In other Recreation Commission action this week, the Buckeyes defeated the Tarheels 26-6 on Sept. 9 in Division II action.

In Division III play, the Tigers dominated the Buckeyes 33-6 and the Ducks outlasted the Jackets 13-7 on Sept. 10.

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Gators earned a 31-0 win over the Bulldogs, while the Ducks posted a 26-6 victory over the Jackets in Division II action.

The Hurricanes also earned a 28-0 win over the LSU Tigers on Sept. 12 before the Auburn Tigers doubled up the Tar Heels 12-6 in Division II play.

The Longhorns earned a 6-0 win over the Gators on Saturday, Sept. 14, while the Buckeyes closed Division II action with a 28-0 win over the Bulldogs.

The Jackets defeated the Buckeyes 19-0 in Division III play, while the Tigers scored four touchdowns on their way to a 28-13 win over the Bulldogs.

Scores were not available from last week for games played at Turner Lake.

For full schedules of games, visit the Newton County Recreation Commission online at www.newtonrecreation.com.

Email game action photos to msmith@covnews.com with the name of the player, team and score of the game.

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