Rhea Middle and Spring City Football square off in 2017 Ridge to River Classic

Rhea Middle School and Spring City Middle meet in the "Ridge to River Classic" on Thursday at Rhea Middle School in a big county matchup.

Rhea Middle and Spring City each come in with 6-1 records

October 4, 2017

Evensville, TN —  Rhea Middle School and Spring City Middle School football teams square off in the 2017 “Ridge to River Classic” on Thursday at 7 pm on Bill Horton Field.  Both teams have been very successful this year and bring very good running attacks and stingy defenses to the game.

Game will be live streamed for those unable to make it to Rhea Middle School for the game.

Stoney Colbaugh, Gavin Roddy, Seth York and Gage Harrison are leading the Rhea Middle offense this season with Colbaugh leading the team in scoring.  For Spring City, Jadden Pankey, Sir Alloway and Austin Brackett form a three headed monster in the backfield with each provided punch.  Eli Griffin will guide the Rhea Middle offense while Cade Cook quarterbacks the Bulldogs.

On defense for Spring City there are several leaders, including Drew Fisher, Sir Alloway,  Austin Brakett, Garrett Smith, Jeremy Easter and Caden Wicks and some i am forgetting.  For Rhea Middle there are also a few standouts that include Gage Harrison, Christian Eldridge, Jaylee Elsea, Stoney Colbaugh, Gavin Roddy, Zach Allen and Seth York, just to name a few.

Both coaches would say that the defense are strong units and not just a few individuals and will give credit to offensive line, which is so essential in having a good running attack.  On special teams, Jadden Pankey and Stoney Colbaugh will both provide go-the-distance potential on kick-offs and punt returns.

The interesting dynamic at work is that very soon these 8th grade players will be lining up along side each other on the High School team.  So it will be kind of like fighting with your brother.  Play hard, but make sure your don’t hurt him.  You can be sure that coach Moser and coach Loden will have their teams playing hard.  Make no mistake, there is plenty of school pride at stake in this one.

Should be a fun and competitive game with lots excitement on both sides.

The teams have split the last two meetings with Spring City taking 22-14 wining last year after Rhea Middle winning 18-0 in 2015.

Special thanks to Tad Rees, who has done great job reporting on the Rhea Middle football team this year.  For Tad it is a labor of love.

Cheering for Rhea Middle Football: Kaylee Judkins, Madison Evans, McKenna Cameron, Ava Nelson, Eva Hicks, Alex O’Brien, Bella Crump, Co-Captain Haylee Shoffner, Hannah Brock, Hallie Smith, Madi Douglas, Shelby Stephenson, Abby Herron, Lainey Fitzgerald, Kaylee Ervin, Co-Captain Maya Massengale, Lexie Nelson, Heather Frazier, Breanna Thomas, Sophie White, Captain Shelby Douglas, Aaliyah-Kate McPherson, and Co-Captain Cassidy Robinson.

Spring City Middle School Cheerleaders: Lauren Bornhoeft, Taylor McCoy, Hope LaFountaine, Kyla Harmon, Faith LaFountaine, Harmony Simmons, Kenzie Browning, Gracie Goodwin, Mari Castenada, and Kailey Ezell.

Rhea Middle School Roster

2 Gage Harrison 50 Armando Lopez
3 Bryson Davis 51 Samuel Burdette
4 John Goins 52 Stuart Shirley
5 Seth York 53 Caleb Burress
6 Roy Prescott 54 Gregory Hyatte
7 Jeffrey Cross 55 Preston Moore
8 Dillon Case 56 Christian Eldridge
9 Stoney Colbaugh 58 Konner Bishop
10 Briley York 59 Hayden Presley
11 Conner Miles 60 Caleb Coulter
12 Kaleb Martin 62 Travis Richie
13 Cole Ruehling 63 Warren Smith
14 Dennis Sanders 64 Bencie Rasnake
15 Warren Smith 65 Jackson Fisher
17 Hunter Keltch 66 Wesley Travis
18 Andrew Massengale 68 Jalen Fisher
19 Hayden Price 70 Jaylee Elsea
20 Jacob Hall 71 Brody Wilkey
21 Braydon Brown 72 Justin Woody
22 Luxon Harrison 74 Tobi Dillard
23 Logan Tankersley 75 Jason Holloway
25 Ian Harris 76 Dante Sales
26 Eli Griffin 77 Gabriel Stamps
28 Bryson Keist 78 Alex Santiago
29 Jacob Manzano 79 Hunter Stinnett
30 Jose Hernandez 80 Ethan Williams
31 Triston Gurley 81 Rosey Lopez
32 James Blackburn 83 Will Travis
33 William Newman
35 Richard Scott
38 Zachary Allen
42 Xavier Roddy
44 Harold Nelson
45 Kyle Yaudes
47 Derrick Coleman



Spring City Middle Roster:

2017 Spring City Roster Grade Jersey #
Michael Brown 7 1
Jadden Pankey 8 2
Austin Brackett 8 3
Cade Cook 8 5
Trent Edwards 7 6
Luke Parker 6 7
Chandler Kidd 7 8
Landry Jolley 8 9
Jaxon Reed 6 11
Garrett Ramsey 8 12
Jaxson Hickman 7 13
Kadin Reece 6 14
Hunter Crowe 6 15
Kenneth Hackler 8 17
Chris Gornick 6 19
Cameron Ariks 6 21
Kade Houston 6 22
Sir Alloway 8 23
Jackson Kelly 8 26
JR Wilson 7 28
Taylor Walker 6 32
Dylan Pugh 7 33
Hunter Lynn 8 35
Carson Fisher 6 36
Chase Edwards 8 38
Caleb O’Dell 7 43
Steven Bradley 8 44
Aiden Dunn 6 46
Grayson Morlock 6 49
Braden Edwards 8 51
Adler Finley 6 52
Camden Fugate 8 55
Tug Baldassaro 6 57
Jayden Woods 7 58
Trey Orick 7 59
Garrett Hunter Lemons 8 62
Drew Fisher 8 63
Tyler Lynn 6 66
Colton Teffer 8 68
Caden Wicks 8 71
Will Combs 7 73
Luke Price 6 74
Austin Curtwright 8 75
Andrew Skipper 8 77
Trey Bennett 7 78
Ashton Wolfe 8 79
Brad Haustman 8 81
Jeremy Easter 8 86
Austin Hale 7 99
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