Homecoming King Ky'mon Pope leads Dinwiddie past Meadowbrook 56-6
DINWIDDIE - A smiling Ky’mon Pope was crowned Homecoming King during halftime of his Generals’ Saturday afternoon home game versus the visiting Meadowbrook Monarchs.
The fact that he was fitted with the crown was fitting. His performance on Saturday was kingly.
In addition to delivering yet another dominant showcase at quarterback, the senior set the tone early for his team on an interception that he caught and returned for a touchdown.
He and his Generals stormed past the Monarchs 56-6.
Dinwiddie Football remains unbeaten at 7-0 while Meadowbrook remains winless at 0-7.
In addition to his pick-six, Pope completed nine of 13 passes for 175 yards and rushed the ball five times for 77 yards and two touchdowns.
Dinwiddie picked off Meadowbrook twice in the first four minutes. The first time, Pope took the pick to the house to get his Generals on the scoreboard. The second time, Desmond Green took the interception to the Monarchs’ 28, and after Robert Barlow dashed through open space on a 26-yard run, Tyre Dalton punched it in and the Generals jumped out to a 14-0 lead.
The Generals scored on their next two drives as Ky’mon Pope capped the first - featuring a 27-yard run over midfield that saw him dragging defenders along with him to Meadowbrook’s 35 - on a nine-yard rushing TD, then finished off the second on a 20-yard score. He also threw a two-point conversion pass to Tyre Dalton to make it 28-0. Dalton would soon elevate the Generals’ run of points to 34 on a six-yard rush.
Meadowbrook answered on a touchdown with one minute left in the second quarter, but the Generals continued to pour on the points from there. Dinwiddie kicker Justin Davis overcame a couple of missed PATs on a field goal that he kicked low and through the uprights within the closing seconds of the first half.
Cirdale Lucess scored on a pair of thee-yard runs, and Antonio Tucker gave his Generals a 50-point lead in the fourth quarter as he strung together two monster runs, including a 35-yard TD rush.
NEXT FRIDAY AT 7:
Dinwiddie heads to Petersburg (5-2) for the Crimson Wave’s Homecoming. Meadowbrook hosts Matoaca (1-6).