Anthony Price kicked a 43-yard field goal with 25 seconds remaining to lead third-ranked Walton, which got another outstanding effort from running back Tyren Jones, to a 37-35 victory over McEachern in the second game of the East-West Cobb Classic on Friday at McEachern.
Jones rushed for 332 yards on 47 carries and scored four touchdowns, including three in the second half as the Raiders (2-0) rallied from a 20-13 halftime deficit. Jones, an Alabama commitment who led the state in rushing in 2011, has run for 635 yards and nine touchdowns in Walton’s two games this season.
McEachern (0-2) had taken a 35-34 lead with 2:15 to play when Taj Griffin scored on a 23-yard run, and quarterback Tymashian Clemons scrambled to the right and ran it in for the two-point conversion. It was the third touchdown of the game for Griffin, who scored on a 22-yard run in the first quarter and a 99-yard kickoff return late in the first half. He finished with 124 yards on 10 carries.
Jones scored on runs of 67, 1, 16 and 32 yards.
Walton – 7-6-7-17 – 37
McEachern – 13-7-0-15– 35
M – Mike Sherman 4 run (Dennis Dominguez kick)
W – Tyren Jones 67 run (Anthony Price kick)
M – Taj Griffin 22 run (kick failed)
W – Price 22 field goal
M – Griffin 99 kickoff return (Dominguez kick)
W – Price 28 field goal
W – Jones 1 run (Price kick)
W – Jones 16 run (Price kick)
M – Tymashian Clemons 17 pass to T.J. Rahming (Dominguez kick)
W – Jones 32 run (Price kick)
M – Griffin 23 run (Clemons run)
W – Price 43 field goal