GOSHEN - Senior Andrew McCloud ran for 267 yards and three touchdowns and Mercer County's defense limited host North Oldham to 174 total yards as the Scotties broke a two-game losing streak with a 35-0 win Friday.
"Our team recovered well after a disappointing loss last week (at Newport)," Mercer coach Duane Hammons said. "Our offensive line gave our quarterback great protection and opened some big holes for our running backs. Our defense really stepped up and we had a very balanced defensive effort with a lot of guys playing extremely well.
"I was very proud of the way we came back and won this game. Now we just have to build off this momentum."
Mercer (4-4, 1-1 Class AA, District 5) got on the scoreboard in the first quarter on McCloud's 68-yard touchdown run. The Scotties expanded the lead to 14-0 at halftime when quarterback Jordan Lyons threw a 5-yard scoring pass to Brandon Scheller and McCloud ran for the conversion.