On Saturday August 25th the Red Boiling Springs Junior High School defeated Carroll Oakland by a score of 28-20. The Junior High Bulldogs are off to a 3-0 start on the season.
Carroll Oakland starting the scoring by taking the opening kick-off and driving the ball down our throats into scoring position. On 4th and 4 just inside the 20 yard line, they hit their stud receiver on a jailbreak screen and he took it to the endzone for 6 points. They converted the 2 points afterward on a dive making the score 0 - 8. We took possession next and chewed up some clock--eventually scoring on the last play of the 1st quarter on a long run by Elijah Byfield. The 2 points weren't converted making the score 6 - 8. They took possession to begin the 2nd quarter and moved the ball down the field through the air--eventually scoring on a counter play from inside their red zone again. The 2 points failed making the score 6 - 14. On the ensuing kick-off, Elijah Byfield picked up some key blocks before returning it 81 yards for the TD. The 2 point conversion run of Elijah was good making the score 14 - 14. After a swap of possession late in the 2nd quarter, we marched the ball down into our red zone--where, on 4th and goal, we threw an interception. Two plays later, Carroll Oakland threw an interception to Anthony Garcia. Time expired and the half-time score was 14 to 14.
We took the opening kick-off of the 2nd half and drove it down the field to the 20 yard line. There, Elijah Byfield found Justin Bergdorff in the back of the endzone for a 20 yard TD pass. The 2 point conversion failed making the score 20 - 14. On the ensuing kick-off, Carroll Oakland muffed the catch and we regained possession. A couple minutes later, we fumbled the ball back to them. As the 4th quarter began, Carroll Oakland threw an interception to Elijah Byfield. After a couple of good, physical runs by the offense, Elijah took the ball into the endzone from 7 yards out. The two point conversion of Josh Tirjan was good. The score at that point was 28 - 14. In the final minutes of the game, Carroll Oakland's impressive running back made two awesome runs to get the ball back into scoring position--highlighted by a very impressive effort where he reversed field from sideline to sideline to gain close to 30 yards. On the last play of the game, Carroll Oakland scored on a wide-receiver reverse. The final score read 28 to 20.
We travel to Jackson County next Thursday night on August 30th to take on our rivals--The Blue Devils. The kick-off is set for 7 PM. It isn't a very long drive from Red Boiling Springs, so please travel with us to support your hometown Bulldogs if you can. This will be a very big game for us--plus a chance to go 4 - 0 on the season. The guys are really fired up and I expect them to play well for you. I would like to say thank you to our parents, fans, and administrators. The atmosphere of Saturday night's game was wonderful and the help you guys provide is awesome. Be careful and God Bless.