Myles Allen leads Landon to IAC title
By Roman Stubbs,
Myles Allen rushed for 102 yards and provided the game-clinching touchdown in the fourth quarter, a 40-yard run that cemented a late-season run in which the Bears had to win three of four in order to take home the league title. Landon (7-3) did it with defense, too, on Saturday. Facing one of the IAC’s premier passers in St. Albans’ Mike McCurdy (2,153 yards, 22 touchdowns in 2012), the Bears held the Bulldogs’ passing game to just 120 yards and 11 first downs on Saturday.
“This is our year,” Allen said. “My first goal was to win an IAC championship. Second, get a thousand yards.”
Allen fell short on a 1,000-yard rushing season (827), but he missed two games due to a concussion in September. He eclipsed 100 yards rushing for just the second time in four weeks on Saturday, but his scoring production was consistent this fall: Allen recorded 12 touchdowns, and had multiple scores in five of his eight games. The senior running back is considering Dartmouth, Brown and Cornell to continue his career.
“It’s definitely secondary. I always put the team first,” Allen said. “We hadn’t won a championship in four years…It was one of the last times some of these seniors were going to play football.”
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