Spring City Football goes 2-0 after win over Harriman

The offensive and defensive lines for the Spring City Bulldogs controlled the line of scrimmage and allowed lots of penetration by the running backs on offense and linebackers of defense as Bulldogs benefited with a 46-0 win at Harriman on Thursday night.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReview)

Spring City wins 46-0 over Harriman behind Pankey and Alloway

August 24, 2017

Harriman, TN —  Spring City Middle football team took record to 2-0 on Thursday night with 46-0 win over Harriman on the road.  Spring City steps up on competition next week as they travel to Sequatchie County.

Spring City took the opening kickoff and returned to 45 yard line.  With Jadden Pankey, Austin Bracket and Sir Alloway running the ball and Pankey pulling in a pass the Bulldogs marched down the field in 8 plays for the touchdown by Sir Alloway.  The Bulldogs appeared to have scored a couple of plays earlier on beautiful pass by Cade Cook to Jadden Pankey, but a block in back erased the touchdown and put the ball back to the 19 yard line.  2 point conversion was no good and score stayed at 6-0 Bulldogs.

After the kickoff, the Blue Devils were at the 19 when the pass glanced off the receiver’s hands and into the arms of defensive back Jadden Pankey to give the Bulldogs possession at the Blue Devil 23 yard line.  On second play of the drive Jadden Pankey took the ball and skirted up the middle for the Bulldog’s second touchdown of the game.  Cade Cook converted the 2 point conversion to put the score at 14-0.  After knocking down kickoff returner at the Blue Devil 23 yard line, the Bulldog defense forced a short punt that gave the Bulldogs the ball at the Harriman 40 yard line.

Sir Alloway carried ball 26 and Austin Bracket 9 yards before Sir Alloway scored around the right end for Bulldogs’ 3rd touchdown of the game.  Jadden Pankey walked in for the 2 point conversion to push the score to 22 to 0 with 38 seconds remaining in the first quarter.  At the beginning of the second quarter the Blue Devils began at their 23 and Bulldogs forced a 10 yard punt to setup Spring City at the Blue Devil 33 yard line.  Pankey quickly set up a first and goal for the Bulldogs with 27 yard run around the left end.  Bulldogs lost their fumble on next play to give Blue Devils the ball inside the five yard line.  The Bulldog defense turned that field position into a safety with tackle in the end zone 3 plays later and pushed the score to 24-0.

After the free kick, the Bulldogs took the ball 40 yards with Austin Brackett accumulating the bulk of the yardage on 2 carries and then it was Sir Alloway taking the ball into the end zone for the touchdown.  The 2 point conversion gave the Bulldogs a 32-0 lead as halftime approached.  Blue Devils could do nothing on next possession and Cade Cook has nice run to take the ball into Devil territory before Sir Alloway scored his third touchdown of the half to give Bulldogs a 38-0 lead and conversion attempt was no good and that score was good at halftime.

Harriman returned second half kickoff to 24 yard line but turned ball over on downs at their 40.  Spring City then turned the ball back over on a fumble.  Blue Devils once again turned over ball on downs.  The quarter was now the 4th and Spring City took the ball at Blue Devil 36 yard line and the Bulldogs reserves mounted a drive that resulted in last touchdown of the night.  Trent Edwards earned some good yards on the ground before Jackson Reed faked the hand off and ran around left side for the final touchdown.  Bulldogs tacked on 2 point conversion for final 46-0 margin.

Both offense and defense played well in this game.   The offensive and defensive lines controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.   Over half the tackles by the Bulldogs were in the Harriman backfield.  On offense Sir Alloway and Pankey led the way as Alloway scored 3 touchdowns and Pankey 2 touchdowns.  Austin Brackett and Trent Edwards also ran well and Cade Cook played great great quarterback, running offense well.

After the game, head coach Anthony Loden said, “Another good win.  Got a lot of playing time for young players tonight.”

“Going to come in tomorrow and get ready for Sequatchie County.  They are a pretty good physical football team.  Drew Fisher and Austin Bracket held the ends for us and kept everything contained for us.”

“We are doing good.  Cade Cook is really leading our offense.  He is smart football players.  Our young players who got in and played the entire second half.”

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