AUSTIN (KXAN) — Manor senior running back Quinten Joyner showed why he’s headed to Southern California with a 4-touchdown performance as the Mustangs routed McNeil 45-14 in a 6A-District 25 opener Thursday at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex.
The 5-foot-11, 205-pound speedy tailback scored both first-half touchdowns for the Mustangs, hitting paydirt on runs of 9 and 35 yards and he added two more in the second that included a 45-yard run straight up the middle of the McNeil defense. He went untouched through the first level and then ran by Mavericks defenders like they were standing still.
Quinten’s younger brother, quarterback Quintaelyn Joyner, tossed two touchdown passes to Sean Harris. With 6:29 left in the third quarter. Quintaelyn threw Harris open with a deep pass down the sideline, and Harris blew past a McNeil defender and caught the pass in stride. The other score came in the fourth quarter after Joyner underthrew the pass, but the ball went straight through the hands of the Mavericks defensive back and Harris hang on for a 26-yard score.
Manor led 14-0 after halftime, but then rattled off 31 points in the second half to put the game away.
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Kaleb Cooper scored both touchdowns for the Mavericks on runs of 25 and 2 yards in the second half. Bobby Holland had an interception in the first half for the Mavericks, but the offense just couldn’t get anything consistently going on offense.
Manor (4-0, 1-0) has a bye next week before a showdown Sept. 30 with Vandegrift. McNeil (2-2, 0-1) also has a bye and then returns to district play Sept. 30 against Vista Ridge.
Final: Manor 45, McNeil 14. The Mustangs have a huge second half and Quinten Joyner scores four touchdowns on the ground in the blowout win.
0:16 4Q: McNeil punches one in on a Cooper 2-yard run and scores his 2nd TD of the night. 2-point conversion is good. Manor 45, McNeil 14
3:12 4Q: What’s better than three touchdowns? Four! Quinten Joyner plunges into the end zone from 6 yards out. Mishandled snap on the PAT. Manor 45, McNeil 6
7:03 4Q: Quinten Joyner … again. This time straight up the gut from 45 yards out. His third TD of the game and 12th of the season. He ran by two McNeil defensive backs like they were standing still. PAT missed. Manor 39, McNeil 6
8:48 4Q: It’s the Joyner-Harris connection again, this time for a 26-yard TD. Quintaelyn Joyner underthrew the pass and it actually went through the hands of the McNeil defender and Harris showed great concentration to reel it in. PAT missed. Manor 33, McNeil 6
11:46 4Q: On the first play of the quarter, McNeil fumbles and Manor jumps on it. Back-breaking miscue for the Mavs there. Manor takes over on its own 12-yard line.
End 3Q: Manor 27, McNeil 6. The Mavs have it deep in Manor territory to start the fourth quarter, but they need to score quickly and have some other things happen to get back in the game.
4:36 3Q: McNeil tries to go deep on 2nd-and-1 with a playaction pass but it’s intercepted by Manor’s David Jeffrey.
6:29 3Q: Quintealyn Joyner fires a pass to Harris for a 59-yard TD. PAT good. Manor 27, McNeil 6
Manor running back Quinten Joyner came back in the game for the Mustangs on the following drive and made a nice run to get a first down.
7:54 3Q: McNeil running back Kaleb Cooper makes one cut and then bursts through the line for a 25-yard TD. PAT missed. Manor 20, McNeil 6
9:27 3Q: Manor’s Decondre Jeffrey strolls 2 yards into the end zone for a Mustangs touchdown. 2-point conversion no good. Earlier in the drive, Quinten Joyner hobbled off the field, so we’ll see if he comes back for the next drive. Manor 20, McNeil 0
Halftime: Manor 14, McNeil 0. Mavs get a late turnover to keep the Mustangs off the scoreboard and stay within striking distance before the second half.
0:09 2Q: Quinten Joyner tries to break a tackle and loses the ball and McNeil recovers it and returns to its own 40-yard line. The Mustangs were going in to score but the Mavs take advantage of the miscue.
3:39 2Q: McNeil on 4th-and-8 from Manor’s 26-yard line … and Whittenburg overthrows his receiver and Manor will take over on downs.
6:42 2Q: Quinten Joyner again, this time from 35 yards out for a Manor touchdown. That’s just one of the reasons he’s going to play football for the USC Trojans next year. PAT good. Manor 14, McNeil 0
9:33 2Q: Another 4th down play for Manor, this one 4th-and-9 from the McNeil 12-yard line. McNeil’s Bobby Holland picks off Quintaelyn Joyner. The Mavericks take over on their own 8-yard line after the big play.
End 1Q: Manor 7, McNeil 0. The Mavericks have the ball on its own 32-yard line to start the second quarter.
0:01 1Q: Joyner scores on a 4-yard run just before the end of the first quarter. PAT good. Manor 7, McNeil 0.
1:23 1Q: McNeil has to punt from its own end zone and it’s blocked by Manor. The ball falls at the McNeil 13-yard line on officially a 9-yard punt. Mustangs take over with tremendous field position.
3:15 1Q: Manor has another 4th down play, this time a bit longer at 4th-and-11, but they end up quick-kicking and pin McNeil on the 3-yard line.
4:30 1Q: Both teams have opening drives come up empty, but Manor is moving the ball down the field and converts a 4th-and-3 play to keep the drive alive. Quinten Joyner gains five to get the Mustangs inside the Mavericks’ 30-yard line.
12:00 1Q: Manor receives the opening kick