Change surrounds the Kingsport area as new personnel are brought in and change in philosophy takes hold at D-B. With the Car Salesman(Scott Smith) out at Science Hill the Toppers looked North to South for a new Head Coach in Stacey Carter. Smith couldn't sale his program to the Johnson City area and left with a mediocre record of 14-17 over his three years. Carter comes in with much of the same system, the Spread-Option with the positioning of the defense dictating the play call a tad more. Cont Read...
Colton Ketron Looks for a Josh Holt. Picture by Josh Harwood f
By Josh Harwood
North Middle Held there annual Homecoming on Tuesday Night to a rocking crowd for a game that was also the final of the year for the Middle school class of 2013. Some key players for North were under the weather and some of them still gave it their all. The Raiders got punched in the mouth on the first play from scrimmage, but fought back to tie the game at 14. North could never slow down the stud running back, Jeremiah Bragg, who scored the final touchdown to end the game at 20-14 after a valient comeback attempt by North that fail short at the 10 yard line.
A depleted North squad came out rowdy and ready to close out the year at .500 and most of all hold home turf on Homecoming. The only problem was that maybe the Raiders’ were too emotional as they came out for the game and after a kickoff gave Rogersville ok field position from the 42 yard line. Bragg took the ball around the left end in an offset shotgun scheme for 58 yards and the Warriors looked to be off and running with the lead at 8-0.
North and Rogersville both traded barbes but neither could make any ground on the next two drives. North opened the 2nd quarter with the ball on the Warriors side of the field and they wasted few minutes striking back.
The North Middle squad hit back with a 7 play, 46 yard drive that showed the leader on the offense, Trey Burk finally rise up. However, it would come down to Christian Arnold and a Qb Sneak from a yard out to close the gap to 8-6. Nick Maupin gained over 15 yards on the drive to give the Raiders’ a boost.
The Raiders made a first of 3 key mistakes as the Rogersville squad punted the ball and Burk botched the catch giving the ball back to Rogersville as Landon Haun wrestled the ball away. The Warriors had a touchdown called back on the first play of the series and from that point on could get no further than the 5 yard line as 2 penalties cost the Warriors a lead going into the half.
The 2nd half looked to be the Raiders from the kickoff as Burk busted through the right side of the Warriors’ defense for a 32 yard run to the 4 yard line. Devan Price did the rest as he took a dive into the middle of the defense for a 4 yard touchdown. With a 2 point conversion suddenly North had their first lead at 14-8. Things looked even brighter as the North special teams came up with an onside kick recovery.
The North coaching squad kept putting pressure on the Warriors as they went for it on 4th and 5. However, the defensive line kept contain on Burk who couldn’t breaak the line of scrimmage. The Warriors took advantage from that point on scoring 7 plays later on a 5 yard run by Bragg to tie the score at 14.
A fumble with 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter ended up doing the Raiders in. Bragg broke lose for 55 yards on 2 rushes to make it 20-14 with 3:44 on the clock. The Raiders roared back strong, but just ran out of time as they stood just 9 yards away from a score. The win gave Rogersville a 6-2 record to end the year as North ended it at 3-5.
The Key Players of the Game: For North Trey Burk stood out with 8 rushes for 78 yards and 8 tackles. Nick Maupin carried the ball 16 times for 70 yards and Christian Arnold ran 9 times for 33 yards and a touchdown. The Warriors relied on Jeremiah Bragg who ran 12 times for 143 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Articles and Pictures By Josh Harwood
The Raiders have fallen to the Eagles year after year as they ran up winning streak after winning streak, but things changed in 2012. After falling Holston fell to Bluff City to end a 17 game winning streak, the Raiders made it look easy as they ran over the Eagles by 20 points to make it 2 in a row over Holston. The Raiders used a ground game that consisted of 4 major backs who rushed for close to 300 yards to cruise to a 34-14 win.
The fireworks came in bunches on Wednesday night as North and Holston made up their rained-out Tuesday evening game, The only problem for both squads was the inconsistency, while dominating against the rush and the Raiders had untimely mistakes on turnovers or penalty killing drives. Holston had success in the air, but had tons of trouble on the ground totaling just -11 yards.
After forcing a ‘3 and out’ and covering 55 yards in 6 plays, Nick Maupin took the score in on a 24 yard sweep play 28 yards for the score. Connor Copas hit Christian Arnold on the screen for the 2 point conversion to jump out to a quick 8-0 lead. North struck gold once again on the next play, hitting on an onside kick catching the Eagles by surprise. Trey Burk took the score to 14-0 on a 19 yard run 5 plays later.
Holston went into its bag of tricks pulling out a half-back pass for a 38 yard touchdown on their next possession. Luke Hutson hit Ethan Millard for the 38 yard score that saw the corners bite hard on the toss to Hutson.
North’s defense would continue to stop everything not a gadget play as the game continued. T.J Odham and Cade Salyers would both record sacks on the next Holston posession forcing the Eagles to punt. However, North’s offense stumbled when Connor Copas coughed up a fumble on a Holston blitz on 3rd down.
Holston would strike once again with the halfback pass from Hutson to Millard for a 36 yard catch down to the Raiders’ 19. Actual QB Drew Robinette hit Evan Mourne for a 17 yard bubble screen through the teeth of the North defense to make it 14-14 going into the half.
Holston attempted an onside kick to North’s favor as Joseph Ketron scooped it up and ran to the left side of the field, which was wide open due to the onside kick, 66 yards and 16 seconds later the score was 20-14 and that’s all North would need. Especially after a fumble on Holston’s first play of the half that Christian Arnold jumped on for the recovery. Nick Maupin struck again for a 7 yard run followed by a QB sneak to make the score 28-14.
The defense continued to harrass Robinette for their 5th and 6th sacks of the evening on the next two possessions forcinf the Eagles into 4th and long both times. Nick Maupin opened the 4th quarter up with 4 straight runs, gaining 19 yards for the eventual score with 5:22 left in the quarter and the score 34-14. Jordan Turnham closed the game out with a sack on 4th and 8 to end all hopes for the Eagles. North improved to 3-2 on the year, while Holston fell to 4-2. Holston’s loss would mark its 2nd staright after 17 in a row.
By Josh Harwood
North Middle has played well all year but on Tuesday Night the Raiders let all of their game come together in a first half that saw them score on every possession. The Raptors from Ridgeview helped the Raiders with 2 turnovers as they went into the half down 30-0. North closed it out with two more scores to end the night 44-0.
Trey Burk broke things open on the first drive with a 35 yard run. Nick Maupin took it from there scoring on a 15 yard scamper to make it 8-0 after a good conversion, at the 5:17 mark in the 1st quarter. North would hold the Raptors to just 4 and out after a bad attempt on 4th down.
The next drive used up just 2 minutes of the clock on a 34 yard run by Trey Burk to make it 14-0. The Raiders would miss on a 2 point conversion. After another 3 and out, North got the ball back 50 seconds later where in pay dirt. Thomas Brown would contribute with a 25 yard run, but Christian Arnold took it in for a 27 yard TD, while Connor Copas would get the 2 point conversion to put the score at 22-0.
Ridgeview took the next possession and started to take chances the relatively would not, but Trey Burk struck again. 2 minutes after their last score the Raiders' Burk jumped in front of a pass and returned it 35 yards for the 4th score of the first half, Sevin Smith poured in the 2 point conversion to make it 30-0 at the half.
North continued taking advantage of Raptor mistakes through the 2nd half as Tyrone Brown showed strong defense with another fumble recovery, Brown would end the game with a 5 yard TD run at the 2 minute mark to close the game out at 44-0.
By Josh Harwood/Bill Harwood Stats
Pictures By Sam Spurgeon/Visual Spectrum Photography
Colonial Heights - On Tuesday Night the Colonial Heights Chargers met up with Vance Middle in a inter-conference battle. Church Hill jumped out quickly and often on the legs of David Vannice and jumped out to a 22-0 first half lead. The Chargers would coast from there on out scoring two more times to close things out 34-6.
CHMS came out flying in the first and the Vikings from Bristol gave them plenty of help. Donevin Lane followed a touchdown by David Vannice with his own from the 4 yard line to make it 14-0 at the 3:19 mark in the 1st quarter.
The Vance special teams would have some trouble on the punter-snapper exchange as the punter was forced into touching his knee on the ground to catch the ball thus turning the ball over on downs. Vannice would take advantage turning in his 2nd 40 yard run of the night to make it 22-0 with 17 seconds left in the 1st quarter.
The Charger would recover a fumble on their own 7 after a long run by Ty Myers of Vance. The Chargers would cough the ball right back to Vance, but the half would close with David Hensley picking off Ty Myers to take it to the half.
The 2nd half would be all Chargers as they would kick off the 3rd quarter with another interception leading to a 60 yard run by Vannice, his 3rd of the night. Standing at 28-0, Vance would finally show a spark with an interception at their own 10 stopping another score by the Chargers. Three plays later Myers would hit Trask Martin for an 80 yard strike to close the score to 28-6.
Colonial Heights would score one more time as some back-ups got to see some playing time and D.J Hilliard would get a 20 yard run through the teeth of the Vance defense for a 20 yard run and would end the night at 34-6.
Liberty Bell Holds Back Colonial Heights, 20-14
By Josh Harwood
Photographs by Sam Spurgeon
Colonial Heightslooked to have the upset early as Dustin Ford would break a 75 yard run that would put the Chargers up 8-0. The lead would be 14-7 until the Liberty Bell handed the ball to Colby Martin for TD runs in the 4th quarter to walk away with the 20-14 win.
Freedom Fest Gymnastics Meet
Sevierville, TN October 8, 2011
East Tennessee Compulsory Gymnasts competed in the Freedom Fest 2nd annual Invitational on October 8, 2011. The meet was held at the Wilderness at the Smokies indoor water park. The results are as follows:
3B Division - Taryn Gamble 1st on bars (9.25) and 2nd on vault (9.35)
3C Division - Layla Russell 1st All-Around (36.900) 1st on beam (9.275) and floor (9.3). 3rd on bars (9.225) and vault (9.1)
3D Division - Reilly Wells 1st All-Around (36.875) 1st on floor (9.6). 3rd on bars (9.2) and beam (8.75).
3D Division - Caitlyn Heglar 3rd All-Around (35.725) 2nd on floor (9.15) and 3rd on vault (9.375).
3D Division - Macee Page 1st on beam (8.925).
Level 4 gymnasts brought home a 1st place banner with a score of 111.55. The level 4 team consists of: Kaci Byrd, Abbi Dickenson, Ariana Kerney, Peyton Kilgore, Aviree Moore, Kristen Morelock, Payton Potter, Kylie Vaughn, and Cameron Westbrook.
4A Division-Kristen Morelock 3rd on bars (9.025)
4B Division-Ariana Kerney 1st All-Around (37.375). 1st on vault (9.625), bars (9.6), and floor (9.4). 2nd on beam (8.75).
4B Division-Aviree Moore 2nd All-Around (36.775). Tied for 1st on bars (9.6). 2nd on vault (9.5). 3rd on floor (9.025).
4C Division-Cameron Westbrook 1st All-Around (36.775). 1st on bars (9.6). 2nd on beam (8.85) and floor (9.1).
4D division-Kaci Byrd 3rd All-Around (36.425). 1st on vault (9.475) and 2nd on bars (9.3)
4E Division-Peyton Kilgore 1st All-Around (36.0). 1st on beam (8.75). 2nd on bars (9.3) and floor (9.2).
4E Division- Payton Potter 3rd All-Around (35.8). Tied for 1st on beam (8.75). 2nd on vault (9.225) and 3rd on bars (8.9).
5A Division-Madison Cowan 1st All-Around (35.7). 1st on vault (9.575) and beam (9.2). 3rd on bars (8.5).
5A Division-Macy Hurley 2nd on floor (8.75) and 3rd on beam (9.0).
5B Division-Madeline Morawski 2nd on vault (9.25)
5C Division-Karlie Taylor 2nd All-Around (35.3). 2nd on floor (9.125) and 3rd on bars (8.825).
5C Division-Kennedy Hoobs 3rd All-Around (34.425). 1st on bars (8.925).
5C Division-Sydney Buckles 3rd on beam (8.875).
5D Division-Brook McDavid 3rd on vault (8.8).
Picture Donated from Paul Mashburn and Bart Lyon
Tuesday Night was Middle School Championship Night and as most ecpected Liberty Bell ended the year with the 2011 trophy. Not being truly tested all year, besides a contest against John Sevier early in the year Liberty Bell ran away with another 8-0 year and by beating Vance 56, 6 proved that no ther Middle school was in their class this year.
Justin Bedard hit Patrick Good on two touchdown strikes. Bedard also threw touchdowns to Elijah Mathes and Ian Martin as well.Patrick Good had 4 interceptions on the night returning two for touchdowns. Good also had a rushing touchdown for Liberty Bell. Luke Bright had a interception return for a touchdown and had a 2 point run.
Adam Moorleghen was 6 for 6 on extra point kicks.
Constantin Kalogeros also had a pick, While Brett Marcus led the Liberty bell defense.
Jacob Jennings was the standout offensive lineman of the game.
Liberty Bell wraps up the season going 8 and 0!
Their fourth consecutive Middle School title with 31 wins with only 1 loss in the past 4 seasons.
PIctures by Allen Moore
On September 10. 2011 ETCG gymnastics team traveled to Knoxville to compete in their 1st compulsory meet of the season. The results are as follows: Level 3 gymnasts brought home a 1st place team trophy with a score of 112.325. The team consists of Brantley Coggins, Victoria Fansler, Taryn Gamble, Caitlyn Heglar, Macee Page, Layla Russell, and Reilly Wells.
ETCG - Level 4
In the child division Victoria Fansler won 1st on vault (9.050), 2nd on bars (8.35), floor (9.075), and all-around (35.375), and 3rd on beam (8.9). In the juniors division Layla Russell won 1st all-around (37.8). First on vault (9.75), bars (9.55), and beam (9.45) and also, 3rd on floor (9.050). Taryn Gamble received 2nd all-around (36.65) and 2nd on beam (9.35). She also won 3rd on bars (9.35). In the senior division Reilly Wells won 2nd all-around (36.925), 1st on bars (9.475), and 3rd on beam (9.3). Caitlyn Heglar received 3rd allaround
(36.875), 1st on vault (9.5) and beam (9.35). She also received 3rd on bars (9.425). Level 4 in the child division Kristen Morelock got 2nd on vault (9.4), 2nd on beam (9.075), and 3rd all around (34.675). In the junior division Aviree Moore got 3rd on vault (9.45) and beam (8.775), 1st on bars (9.45), floor (9.25), and all-around (36.925). Ariana Kerney got 2nd on bars (9.325), beam (9.175), and all-around (36.850).
Senior division Payton Potter got 1st on bars (9.45), beam (9.4), and all-around (36.75). She also received 3rd on floor (8.9). Kaci Byrd got 3rd on bars (9.275), 2nd on beam (9.075) and all-around (36.45). Peyton Kilgore got 3rd on vault (9.45) and Cameron Westbrook received 3rd on beam (8.975)
Level 5 child division Madison Cowan 1st place all around (36.8), she also got 1st on vault (9.55) and 3rd on beam (9.075). Junior division Madeline Morawski 1st place all around (36.325), she also got 1st on vault (9.4) and beam (9.075). Macy Hurley received 2nd on floor (9.15) and 3rd on beam (8.975).
ETCG - Level 3
Senior division Karlie Taylor received 1st place on floor (9.275), 2nd on bars (9.35) and all-around (36.050). Kennedy Hobbs won 1st on vault (9.25), 2nd on beam (9.1), and 3rd all-around (35.925). Sydney Buckles received 3rd on beam (8.95).
Robinson Sweeps Crosstown rival John Sevier, Playoffs on the Horizon
Pictures by Josh Harwood for ModelCitySports.com
By Josh Harwood
Robinson and Sevier waged their annual regular season battle for Kingsport on Thursday. The two games could not have been more different, with the first coming down to a nail biting 1-0 finish, while the 2nd was an 8-4 hit parade in the Redskins favor. Robinson improved their standing to 10-4, while Sevier falls to 2-14 with both teams looking to next Thursday’s District tournaments. Robinson Recap - John Sevier Recap
Photo/Story Courtesy of Bob Meade
On January 8, 2011, the Kingsport Eagles cheerleading squad placed first in Division 3 at the Young Champions State Competition at McGavock High School in Nashville, TN. They competed against 7 other squads from across Tennessee after qualifying at their regional competition in Knoxville on Dec. 11th where they placed second. Under the direction of Coach Whitney White and Assistant Coach Meagan Taylor, the girls performed a cheer followed by a dance routine that “wowed” the judges to a first place score. Coach White plans to move the girls to Division 4 next session where they will compete at regionals in May.
Young Champions is an outreach program that began 60 years ago as a baton twirling group by Bonnie Hood and with the continuing work of her children has grown into a program that has expanded to five activities in 12 states. The Kingsport Eagles Young Champions cheerleading meets at the Renaissance Center on Monday nights.
For Sign Ups: The next session signups will be on January 31st at 7:00pm. Signups are open to children age 5-15 years.
By Carl Lemons
Meadowview Gymnastics participated in the Atlanta Crown Invitational this past weekend. The Atlanta Crown in one of the largest meets in the southeast drawing some of the top gymnasts from around the country. Meadowview’s, Rachel Bennett, placed first all around at the Prep Silver level with an all around score of 37.90. Rachel placed second on vault with a 9.2, first on bars with a 9.65, first on beam with a 9.575, second on floor with 9.475 and a 37.9 all around earning her first place. “We are so proud of how hard Rachel is working to go to her second meet and win first place.” Kristin Lemons (coach/owner)
Prep Silver also had other medal winners. Mary Reed placed first on bars, Macy Wood placed third on beam and third all around, Lily Sewell won second on bars, Jadyn Peterson won third on vault and third on floor, Abby Smith took third on vault, second on beam, first on floor and second all around. Finally Alyssa Leach placed first on vault, second on bars, and third all around.
The Prep Gold team earned a third place finish as a team. Individually Eliza Wampler scored second place on beam, Jamie Bass took third place on vault, Tabitha Page took third on beam and third all around, Katelyn Sanders scored third on bars, and third all around, and Connor Cook took third place on floor.
The Prep Platinum team finished second all around. Contributing to their second place finish was Lauren Killen who took first on beam, second on floor and second all around, McKylee Booher who placed second on vault, second on bars and third all around, Taylor Jones who placed second on bars, and Charlotte Schodowski who won third place on floor.
Level 7 results for Sabrina Page are as follows: third place on vault, second place on beam, second place on floor and third all around. Alexis McVey had a third place finish on floor for Level 7. Lexi Miranda scored first place on floor at Level 9. Jackie Reed took third all around at Level 10.
Scores from the Atlanta Invitational
Picture and Results donated by Carl Lemons
The Meadowview Gymnastics Academy went down to Knoxville this past weekend and competed in the Knoxville FlipFest Event, in which the Prep Silver Team took home first place. Lauren Killenand Macy Woods also won the award for highest all around score in their sessions. Here are the rest of the results for the Meadowview Academy Level 7 through 10.
---Final Results for Meadowview Gymnastics Academy---
Robinson Wins the old ‘City Championship’ in Style, 50-8
Ketron under Center, Picture by Josh Harwood for ModelCitySports.com
Everyone thinks of Sevier and Robinson as a battle dominated by the Red and Black. Yet, the 2010 Redskins did not care about history in their history shaking win over Sevier, 50-8.The Redskins used their direct-snap option offense to perfection in a game tilted on the fact that the Warriors could only get out of their end of the field on one occasion. The Redskins would send the 8th graders off to D-B in style as Colton Ketron would lead with 3 touchdowns (1 passing, 2 running).
Picture of Will Hubbard of Unicoi County by Josh Harwood for ModelCitySports.com
By: Josh Harwood
The clock would not stop the Robinson Redskins and neither could the Blue Devils of Unicoi County. Palmer Begley had a stand out game that included a 50 yard run, 50 yd catch, and a 50 yard return. Colton Ketron and Josh Holt also had their usual impact on the game that would end at a respectable 24-6. Full Story
Picture of Booker and Headrick by Josh Harwood for ModelCitySports.com
By: Josh Harwood
It started out with a bad kick off that bounced off bodies of multiple Warriors and into the charging arms of Colonial Heights, that would be the push down the slope that led to a blow-out. The game never got closer, than 0-0, as the Chargers would over power the Warriors with a mix of speed and depth. The Chargers used their spread offense to get their running attack in to space where their speed could shine. Evan Headrick would put on his own one man show gaining over 330 yards of all-purpose yardage at the end of the day. FULL STORY
Picture of Jacob Reesce By Josh Harwood for ModelCitySports.com
Colonial Heights came charging into J. Fred Johnson Tuesday night undefeated and unchallenged. That would all change as Ross N. Robinson, and Colton Ketron, hosted the Chargers. With two teams so evenly matched, special teams and key turnovers would come out to be the difference on the evening.
The game started off as most 8th grade games do, sloppy and intense. The Chargers came out with 3 turnovers in the first 16 minutes, with the most damaging coming at 36 seconds in the 1st quarter. Ketron would run for 5 of his 124 first half yards to convert on a touchdown that would put the Redskins up 8-0.
The Chargers would gain most of their yardage through the air from Josh Booker to Jacob Strickler in the 2nd. With 6 minutes left on the clock, Colonial Heights would get on the board with a off tackle by Evan Headrick. The Redskins would have a quick response once they got the ball back. Less than 2 minutes later, Colton Ketron showed his high school speed with a 56 yard run that burnt everyone by 20 yards.
Ketron would struggle much of the first half as the full time quarterback but when he went back to his legs they were always there for him. The score at the half would be a closer than sounding 15-6. However, Ketron would get his arm in rhythm during the second half. First however, the Chargers’ Headrick would get back with a runback to the 48 to start the half.
Two pays later Headrick would take it to pay-dirt on a 41 yard dash that rivaled Ketron’s run in the previous set of downs. Back in the game at 15-12, Colonial Heights would make the biggest mistake of the game as their special teams would come up to bite them. The punt team would come on at the 2 min mark in the 3rd quarter and the Robinson rush would be too much as Caleb Cook would jump on the ball in the endzone for what would be the final score of the evening.
The 4th quarter would be made up of mistakes and costly penalties. However, within the 7 min mark of the 4th Colonial Heights would make one of the closest plays of the year. On a 4th and 30, Josh Booker would hit Christian Comsa for 29 yards that would come up inches short for the Chargers. Robinson would have another huge play by Caleb Cook who would pick Booker off at the Robinson 20 to close out the game.
Robinson and Indian-Trail both went in to Thursday night undefeated, only Indian Trail walked away the same way. With less than 16 seconds to play Ross N. Robinson took two shots at the endzone for the Trail 15 yard line but came up empty handed. " We fought hard," satated Robinson Coach Frye, "Just at the end of the Night we just ran out of time."
Robinson had the game in hand with a two point conversion following a Colton Ketron touchdown. Ketron would score on a 2 yd dive then the Redskins would move ahead with a 2 point conversion byDavid Chapman. The Redskins move to 2-1 and right behind the Mike Crumley led Hawks, who stad at 3-0.
Picture of Unicoi vs. Sevier By Josh Harwood for ModelCitySports.com
Sevier kept the year long struggle going as Unicoi County came to town and got the win, 8-6. With the difference being only an extra point, Unicoi Country got off the schnide, and into the win column. Mistakes and Yellow flags abound, it was an ugly game with some spectacular moments.
The game kicked off with scores for both sides. Sevier would score on a pass to Clint Cole, for 21 yards. The failed conversion would come back to haunt the Warriors. Unicoi County would score on a HB dive by Will Hubbard who also would convert on a 2 point conversion, leaving the score at 8 to 6 going intohalftime.
Unicoiwould struggle in the 2nd half with penalties – as would Sevier - butthey would be the first to have a 50 yard score brought back. After a 4 and outSevier would have their own TD brought back as Jacoby Thompson would bust one around the left side on a toss-sweep for 50 yards that would be called back on a holding penalty. With a drive filled with holding and flase start penalties Unicoi would get the ball back at the 4 minute mark in the 4th.
Will Hubbard would bust a 35 yard run into Sevier territory to put a nail in the coffin. Sevier’s last shot would come down to a 3rd and 5 for Unicoi, however Luke Francosci would take it up the gut for 8 yards to the Sevier 7. Unicoi would down the ball for the win and seal the game up.
P.S - Sevier heads to JohnsonCity to play RNR for the ‘Battle of Kingsport’ on Thursday. Unicoi County moves on after losses to Science Hill and Church Hill to a 1-2 mark.
Picture of Colton Ketron #14 of Robinson. Picture owned by ModelCitySports.com
D-B would lend their field over to the feeder system Tuesday night as Ross N. Robison would welcome the Vance Vikings. The Redskins of Robinson would use a system similar to their future school Dobyns-Bennett that would help feature Colton Ketron, who is head and shoulders above the other kids in the game.
Vance ran behind a trio of backs that included Austin Bruener and James Sheff. The rotation would go over to the defense as well. With around 45 players and 20 that played most of the game the Vikings just seemed out manned at times.
The Redskins had a strong nucleus but also got many rest during the game as many only had to play one side of the ball. Tyler Norris, Peyton, Laughlin, and David Chapmen supply the meat of the offense and the lead blocking for the running game.
Caleb Cook and Colton Ketron both had big runs but none matched one of Ketron’s first runs of the second half, which had the Vikings perplexed.
“The kid is just ahead of everyone,” Vance Head Coach stated, “We just are to small to stop a kid that fast and big.”
They were right on the money as Ketron would continue to run for 20, 30, and 50 yard runs to put them up 27-0, until a swing pass by Vance that got the score to 27-6. That’s where the game would close out. Vance host T.A. Dugger next week while the Redskins head to Science Hill. The Redskins go to 2-0- with wins over Church Hill 46-8 and Vance 27-6.
Copyright (c) 2010 Model City Sports. All rights reserved.