|SF-Hillcrest II on tap for Rebel Bowl |
|Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 6:00 pm |
|A Rebel Bowl rematch is set. |
South Fulton and Hillcrest, who tangled in last year’s Obion County School System middle school football championship game, both punched their tickets to this season’s title game with triumphs on Thursday.
The three-time defending champion Red Devils earned another — their sixth in seven years — title contest berth with a 22-0 blanking of Ridgemont.
Meanwhile, the Cougars locked up the other spot in the title tilt after a 58-18 besting of Black Oak.
SF and H’crest put on an offensive clinic just eight days ago in the regular-season meeting between the two schools.
South Fulton came out on top 38-30 in that game.
The Rebel Bowl is scheduled for Oct. 7 at Obion Central.
Other junior high action on Thursday had Lake Road a 26-12 victor over Fulton City.
SF 22, Ridgemont 0
Red Devil fullback Cory Pinion bruised his way to two touchdowns, totaling 145 yards on 20 carries during Thursday’s victory.
Additionally, Hunter Wade and Anthony Cox had 62 and 47 yards, respectively, for South Fulton (4-1).
Skylar Grissom also had a touchdown carry of 11 yards for the Redmen with 29 seconds remaining in the game.
Ridgemont was paced offensively by Jacob Sisk, who rushed for 45 yards and threw for 20.
Defensively, Dalton Long topped the SF tackle chart with 11 stops, while Wade had seven takedowns and Aaron Hollingsworth picked off a Mustang aerial.
R’mont had Roberto Vasquez and Nathan King with five solo tackles each, while Cameron Chessor and Sisk were both lauded for their play by head coach Lance Gray.
Vasquez also ran for 46 yards on six carries for Ridgemont.
The Mustangs were penalized nine times for 75 yards during Thursday’s outing.
South Fulton hosts Fulton County on Tuesday. Ridgemont plays at Black Oak next Thursday.
Hillcrest 58, BO 18
Cougar running back Bryce Warner rushed for 232 yards and four touchdowns against the Eagles.
Warner made touchdown runs of 55, 20, seven and four yards.
H’crest quarterback Cain Aaron also turned in a good performance.
He was 6-for-10 with 118 aerial yards and a touchdown.
Aaron connected with Jonathan Dobson for a 46-yard score.
Defensively, Dylan Porch returned an interception to paydirt for Hillcrest (4-2) as did Hunter Brady.
Cougar eighth-grader Dearius Browning had five stops.
Black Oak’s Zac Jones threw for 151 yards, finding Lane Baker on touchdown throws of 75 and 25 yards.
Baker also returned a kickoff 65 yards to paydirt.
Eagle Jonathan North had a team-high six stops, while Dalton Campbell totaled four takedowns.
H’crest returns to the gridiron in the Rebel Bowl.
LR 26, Fulton City 12
Garrett Riley touched the pigskin just five times, but he made the most out of his hand-offs.
Riley ran for a total of 81 yards and three touchdowns during Thursday evening’s triumph over the Bulldogs.
Brandon Yeager also tallied points for the Generals (2-5), recording a safety in the first quarter.
On defense, Brandon Yeager paced LR with six stops, while Seth Clouse, Mitchell Montgomery and Blake Berner all totaled five stops.
Lake Road plays at South Fulton next Thursday.
It is the season final for the Generals.