SF stays at OCSS peak; Cougars narrowing gap

SF stays at OCSS peak; Cougars narrowing gap
SF stays at OCSS peak; Cougars narrowing gap
The gap at the top of the Obion County School System football standings has indeed narrowed.
That said, three-time champion South Fulton did retain its top standing with a 38-30 triumph over Hillcrest on Thursday evening.
However, SF’s margin of victory was much smaller than the 50-0 spread that the Red Devils finished with in last season’s OCSS title game (Rebel Bowl) against the Cougars.
In other middle school football action on Thursday, Lake Road edged Black Oak 22-14, while Ridgemont came out on the right side in overtime — downing Greenfield 26-18.
The following is a roundup of Thursday’s middle school football action as reported to The Messenger.
SF 38, Hillcrest 30
The Red Devils (3-1) came up big when it mattered most on Thursday evening.
Hunter Wade bulled in on a pair of five-yard touchdown runs during the fourth quarter and also did the two-point honors after both scores.
Additionally, Skylar Grissom had two touchdowns for the Redmen (a 10-yard run and an 80-yard kickoff return), while fullback Cory Pinion, who totaled a team-best 141 yards on 21 carries, powered in once from four yards away.
Anthony Cox also made one two-point conversion run for SF.
Hillcrest had Bryce Warner as its big playmaker. Warner ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns and caught a 55-yard aerial score from quarterback Cain Aaron.
Aaron also hooked up with Austin Harris just before halftime for a 43-yard TD.
Defensively, Dalton Long paced South Fulton with three tackles while Grissom and Gatlin Hopkins each had a fumble recovery.
The Cougars (3-2) had Warner with 14 stops, Hunter Brady with 13 takedowns and Dustin Eaves with 11 tackles.
SF plays at Ridgemont next Thursday, while H’crest entertains Black Oak.
LR 22, Black Oak 14
General Garrett Riley made a seven-yard trip to the endzone in the third quarter for what turned out to be the winning touchdown on Thursday.
Riley, who finished with 83 rushing yard on eight carries, also returned an interception 46 yards to paydirt, while Brett Jackson dove in from a yard out for Lake Road (1-4).
For Black Oak, Lane Baker and Dustin Blair each had a touchdown.
Blake Bullion was the Eagles’ workhorse with 61 yards on the ground.
Defensively, Brandon Yeager and Seth Clouse had seven stops each for LR, while Mitchell Montgomery and Kyler Page each brought down an interception.
Black Oak had Jonah Pittman with six tackles, while Dalton Campbell, Bullion, Blair and Baker all made four stops.
Lake Road travels to Three Oaks on Tuesday.
R’mont 26, G’field 18
The Mustangs needed just two plays in overtime to come up with the winning touchdown.
Robert Vasquez broke free for a nine-yard gain on the first play and Jacob Sisk, who finished the game with 165 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries, dove in from a yard out on the next snap.
Sisk also threw one touchdown — a 35-yard aerial to Nathan King in the first quarter.
Meanwhile, Vasquez rushed for 51 yards behind the blocking efforts of an offensive line that was lauded by Ridgemont coach Lance Gray.
Francisco Lopez anc-hored the line, according to Gray.
Additionally, Michael Montgomery aided R’mont in securing great field position with long special teams returns.
On defense, Alberto Vasquez totaled five tackles and forced three fumbles. Mason Parker and Zach Parker had five stops each.

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