SCMS football team clobbers Greenville
Published 4:54 pm Thursday, September 5, 2019
From Staff Reports
GREENVILLE, GA – The Schley County Middle School football team (SCMS) wasted no time in taking control of the game early and dominating their way throughout on their way to a 42-0 shellacking of Greenville Middle School (GMS) on Wednesday, September 4, at Greenville High School.
The Wildcats spent most of the game on the GMS end of the field. They were able to hold the Patriots to just two first downs the entire game.
The Patriots got the ball first to start the game, but the Wildcat defense was able to force a three-and-out to get the ball for the offense. On their first possession, SCMS got the ball on the GMS 26-yard line. On first and 10 from the 26, the Wildcats ran a toss sweep with running back Jalewis Solomon running 26 yards for the first touchdown of the game. The two-point conversion attempt failed, but the Wildcats had taken a 6-0 lead.
The SCMS defense made some big plays on the Patriots’ next possession. Trenton Stubbs was able to break through the GMS offensive line and record two sacks. The Patriots were forced to punt once again and the Wildcats got the ball on the GMS 15-yard line.
On their next offensive possession, the Wildcats scored another touchdown on another toss sweep play. Running back Zayden Walker was able to score to increase the lead to 12-0. The Wildcats decided to go for two once again. This time, they succeeded, as Solomon was able to score to make it 14-0 SCMS with 2:02 left in the first quarter.
The Patriots were able to get a long kickoff return and got an additional five yards due to a facemask penalty on SCMS. However, the Wildcats forced a turnover when Ethan Sellars recovered a fumble.
However, the Wildcats returned the favor when they fumbled on the 32-yard line and the Patriots recovered the ball.
GMS was not able to capitalize on the SCMS turnover and the Wildcats took over on the their own 28-yard line. Solomon scored his second touchdown of the game by running 72 yards for the score. The two-point conversion attempt was no good, but SCMS had increased its lead to 20-0 with 1:55 left in the half.
The Wildcats forced another turnover when Solomon recovered a fumble and scored his third touchdown to give SCMS a 26-0 lead. Quarterback Jay Kanazawa then scored the two-point conversion on a quarterback keeper to increase the Wildcats’ lead to 28-0.
With 26 seconds left before halftime, the Wildcats added to their lead when Walker scored his second touchdown of the game. The two-point conversion was good, as Kanazawa threw a short pass to Jack Clark, increasing the lead to 36-0 by halftime.
The Wildcats scored one more touchdown before the game ended. With 5:30 left in the third quarter, Solomon ran the ball 28 yards for his fourth touchdown of the game. The two-point conversion attempt was no good, but the Wildcats left Greenville with a 42-0 win.
SCMS running back Jeremyah Rogers did a good job of running ball and eating up clock during the fourth quarter. In addition to his numerous sacks in the game, Stubbs also did a good job of stopping the run up the middle for the SCMS defense.