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Jr. Jackets claim bragging rights for ’07

Jr. Jackets claim bragging rights for ’07
Jr. Jackets claim bragging rights for '07 | Gleason Junior High Bulldogs, Greenfield Junior High Yellowjackets, Gleason Tennessee, Greenfield Tennessee

Cutback — Greenfield Junior High’s Hunter Dixon (right) makes a move while Junior Bulldog Austin Sullivan tries to work an angle to make the tackle during action Thursday night. Greenfield took a 16-0 win. Photo by Sara Reid
By Sara Reid
Special to The Press
In this year’s middle school battle of the Weakley County “G” towns, the visiting Greenfield Junior High Yellowjackets came up big on defense to take the 16-0 win last Thursday night in Gleason over the host Bulldogs.
Starting on offense, the Dawgs picked up 53 yards on first down on a run by Austin Sullivan. Down at the 18-yard line of the Yellowjackets, Sullivan and Sam Cosby inched Gleason closer and closer to the end zone, but on 4th-and-long, Blake Taylor’s pass missed its target and the home team turned the ball over on downs.
Greenfield took over and went to the running tandem of Blake Miller and Josh Ary to pound the ball down the field against the Dawg defense. With no time left on the clock in the first quarter, Ary ran in the five-yard touchdown. Chance Black’s pass hit Hunter Dixon for the conversion and the Jackets led 8-0.
At the beginning of the second quarter, the Bulldogs were again picking up steady yardage until, on second down, Taylor’s pass was intercepted by Black. The Jackets took over at their own 49-yard line and, behind a 44-yard carry from Miller, put the exclamation point on the drive on a three-yard keeper from Payton Page. Encoring his touchdown with a successful conversion run, Page put Greenfield ahead 16-0 with 3:09 left in the half.
In the second half, both defenses played each other to a standstill to run out the clock and give the visitors from Greenfield the 16-0 win.
In the final scheduled games of the season, tonight Greenfield will visit Harrelson and Gleason will travel to Dyer. Both games will kick off at 6:30 p.m.

Weakley County Press Oct. 2, 2007

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