By: David Phillips
This past Saturday was another beautiful day for football, although it got a little warm before the day was over. Our games started off with all six of our flag teams playing in some exciting games once again. It looks like there is going to be some very good players coming up to the 6-8 level next season.
Our radio game of the week had the Blue Raiders defeating the LSU Tigers 32-0. For the Blue Raiders, Bailey Law had 171 yards, 2 TD’s and 3 tackles; Cayden Shrum had 122 yards, 2 TD’s, 2 extra point conversions and 9 tackles; Logan Hewitt had 87 yards and 1 TD; Brian Swindle had 11 tackles; Tanner Wilmore, Markus Jones and Dylan Butler had 6 tackles each; Mason Trent had 4 tackles; and Houston Stafford, Dylan Glasgow, Kyle Snow and Cameron Hall had 2 tackles each. For the LSU Tigers, Braxton Crawford had 52 yards and 4 tackles; Aaron Kirby had 15 yards; Bryson Smith had 13 yards; Tyler Johns and Tyler Swindle had 7 tackles each; James Dorris had 4 tackles and Jordan Amos and Matthew Kirby had 3 tackles each.
The 3rd game had the Tigers winning over the Titans in a very close game that went down to the last second with a score of 28-26. For the Tigers, Isaac Belton had 161 yards rushing with 2 TD’s, 55 yards receiving and a TD, 2 2-point conversions and 13 tackles; Mack Wright had 82 yards and 1 TD and a 55 yard pass for a TD; Layne Wix had 9 yards and 2 tackles; Jake Partin had 5 tackles; Cason Carman and Gregory Kirby had 3 tackles; and Ethan Hewitt, Quinton McCloud, Landon Colter and Blaine Goad had 2 tackles each. For the Titans, Curtis Oliver had 251 yards, 4 TD’s and 5 tackles; Wesley Carver had 26 yards and a 2-point conversion; Logan Williams had 20 yards and 2 tackles; and Dylan Hesson, Brandon Jenkins and Bradley Atkins had 2 tackles each.
The 4th game had the Vols defeating Bama 36-6. For the Vols, Luke Robinette had 124 yards, 3 TD’s and 2 tackles; Matthew Murphy had 141 yards, 2 TD’s, 2 2-point conversions and 6 tackles; Trace Holmes had a 2-point conversion and 2 tackles; Tanner Gann had 6 tackles; and Matthew Fuqua had 4 tackles. For Bama, Logan Locker had 140 yards, 1 TD and 5 tackles; Brody Clariday had 28 yards and 2 tackles; Cameron Houston had 25 yards; and Will Talley, Jordan Steen and Devin Shrum had 2 tackles each.
The 5th game had the Steelers winning over the Bulldogs 29-0. For the Steerlers, Jason Sewell had 248 yards, 4 TD’s and 5 tackles; Michael Tirjan had 57 yards and 4 tackles; Tanner Cleary had 14 yards; Levi Bolton had 11 tackles; Hayden Manion had 5 tackles and Josh Tirjan and Hunter Bolton had 2 tackles each. For the Bulldogs, Seth Carlisle had 66 yards and 2 tackles; Landon Wix had 28 yards and 5 tackles; Riley Phillips had 24 yards and 5 tackles; and Lee Pruitte, Shane Whitefield, Jared Whitefield and Carson Brawner had 4 tackles each.
The 6th and final game of the day had the Cowboys defeating the Spartans 40-12. For the Cowboys, Chance Presley had 109 yards, 3 TD’s and 50 yard interception and 3 tackles; Seth Barber had 93 yards and 4 tackles; Chase Long had 61 yards, 1 TD and 4 tackles; Taylor Carman had 48 yards and 10 tackles; Cole Carnahan had 41 yards, 2 TD’s and 2 tackles; Trent Boles and Chase Whittemore had 5 tackles each; Dalton Thompson had 4 tackles; Luke Leichty had 3 tackles; and Kendall Thompson, Nathaniel Goens, Mikey Kinney, Corey Cramer, Cole Reid, Dawson Rutan, Zachary Payne, Caleb Simpson and Jr Billings had 2 tackles each. For the Spartans, Dylan Texcahua had 53 yards, 1 TD and 11 tackles; Matthew Trent had 18 yards and 2 tackles; Christopher Oliver had 17 yards and 2 tackles; Jordan Powell had 15 yards rushing, 1 TD, 40 yards passing and 2 tackles; Luke Texcahua had a 40 yard reception; Isaac Grant had 3 tackles; and Dillion McFerrin, Christopher Birchfield and Malaki Loggins had 2 tackles each.
I want to remind all the coaches in our league that we will have an open general meeting this Sunday, October 17 at 3:00 at the MCHS football field on Meador Drive. This will be for the election of officers, and appointment of the board of directors and all head coaches for the 2011 season. All teams must be represented and in order to keep your team or be given a team, you must be there or a letter must be given to the Commissioner. I also want to remind everyone that we are in the process of our last fundraiser for the year. All teams should have tickets on 3 $100 gift cards to Wal-Mart. These will be due on Saturday October 23 as they will be given away at half-time of the last game that day.
Also, the MCHS Tigers will be playing at home this Friday night in a big game against the White House Blue Devils. The RBS Bulldogs will be traveling to Jackson County on Friday also. I encourage everyone in the county to go out to one of these games and wear your blue or your red and help show your support for these 2 local teams as many of these players once were involved in our league. Also everyone needs to come out Saturday and watch all 6 of our games as these ARE the future stars of Macon County!