Mayfield picks up 3rd straight victory

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Quarterback Jayden Stinson drops back for a pass against Paducah Tilghman. The visiting Cardinals won 38-20.

The Mayfield Cardinals picked up their third straight win of the season as they took down the Paducah Tilghman Tornado 38-20.

The Cardinals' win on Friday night marked the 106th meeting between Mayfield and Tilghman with Mayfield leading the series 50-46-10.

The victory also helped the Cardinals maintained their win streak over the Tornado, extending it to 14 straight victories.

Tilghman got on the scoreboard first as Jayden Freeman hauled in a 60 yard bomb from Cam Marshall to give the Tornado the early 7-0 lead.

The Cardinals wasted no time in answering.

Mayfield quarterback Jayden Stinson connected with Kade Neely for a 64 yard touchdown reception to tie thing up 7-7.

Following a quick three-and-out from the Tilghman offense, Stinson and the Cardinals began to pile on the scoring.

A 50 yard bomb from Stinson to Bubba Daniel gave the Cardinals their first lead of the game.

Tilghman got the ball back but failed to get things going on offense as defensive back Tony Parrott picked off quarterback Cam Marshall.

The Cardinals poured on another touchdown to end the first quarter as Stinson dumped off a short pass to wide receiver Ben Gloyd for his third touchdown of the game, giving the Cardinals a 21-7 advantage.

Before the half, a controversial pass interference call led to the Tornado's second touchdown, cutting the Cardinals' lead to seven, 21-14, heading into the break.

In the second half, Mayfield kept its foot on the gas and continued to score.

In just one minute of third quarter action Kylan Galbreath got in on the fun with his first touchdown of the day, a 33 yard run.

Tilghman managed to keep up with the Cardinals for the moment, using a Damien Ford rushing touchdown to pull back within one score, 28-20, after a missed point after.

A fourth and final touchdown pass from Stinson to wide receiver Diaz Perry and a 16 yard field goal by placekicker Micah Haley gave the Cardinals a 38-20 lead.

Tilghman fought to cut into their fourth quarter deficit but failed to gain any traction as the Cardinals took the 18 point victory. The Cardinals will be back at home next week as they host the McCracken County Mustangs at 7 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium.

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