|Redmen escape without incident |
|Posted: Monday, August 23, 2010 6:52 pm |
|South Fulton got in and out of its action at the Lexington Jamboree with a victory and without major incident. |
The Red Devils blanked Middleton 20-0 in the two-quarter session, depending largely on its inside running game after the locals concluded they could run amuck on the outside.
“We ran our outside plays maybe three or four times and it was wide open,” SF head coach Kelly Spivey said. “Once we saw that, we subbed pretty quickly.
“I saw what I needed to early and we were best suited to get off the field healthy.”
South Fulton’s first score came in the initial 10-minute period when JaQuay Garmon connected with Khiry Lewis for a 50-yard touchdown pass.
The second Red Devils score also came in the first quarter as Cody Tatum bulled in from three yards away.
Tatum also accounted for the third and final Redman score — a one-yard dive — in the second 10-minute period.
Freshman running back Kyle Watkins set up that touchdown with a near 50-yard gain to get South Fulton to the redzone.
“I thought our backs played a good game,” Spivey said. “They were blocking better and they ran tough.
“Our defensive line struggled a little bit and we’ve got to improve that part of our game for Week 1.”
Defensively, J.P. Fowler stood out with an interception. Fowler also booted a pair of point-after kicks for South Fulton.
Healthwise, SF escaped the jamboree without further injury to its team of just 27 players.
Plus, Taverius James also returned to the gridiron on Friday at his outside linebacker post after sitting for a spell due to a knee injury. James also saw time as a backup split end
On the flip side, Willy Kneuppel (staph infection) joined Lane Akers, Marcus Wade, Zack Vaughn and Taylor Martin among those sitting out the jamboree due to injury or illness on the SF sideline.
South Fulton opens the 2010 season on Friday at home against fellow 1A entry West Carroll.
The Redmen will play 10 consecutive weeks without an open date.