Spring City Middle Football wins 22-6 over Oliver Springs

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Spring City Middle School Football won 22-6 over long time rival Oliver Springs on Tuesday.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReview)

Bulldogs will play Saturday at home vs Jasper Middle School

September 23, 2017

Spring City, TN —  On Tuesday the Spring City Middle School won 22-6 over long time rival Oliver Spring in a game held on homecoming night.  Spring City took the lead 6-0 late in first quarter 6-0 on Sir Alloway  ten yard touchdown run.  Sir Alloway and Jaden Pankey did the bulk of running for the Bulldogs after recovering fumble at around midfield.  Two point conversion was not good.

Ryan Hackler and Austin Brackett stopped Bobcats on their fourth down attempt from Bobcats’ 41 yard line but Bulldogs had to punt but Jaden Pankey came up with Bobcat fumble to give the Bulldogs the ball at Bobcat 21 yard line to begin the second quarter.  It was then Austin Brackett with all the carries and he ended up in end zone with touchdown run early in second quarter.  Jaden Pankey took in the successful two point conversion to push the Bulldogs the 14-0 lead.

Oliver Springs came back and drove ball deep into Bulldogs territory behind Landon Gallion.  Again the Bulldogs stopped the Bobcats on 4th down and took over possession of the ball at the Bulldogs 25 yard line. Pankey took the ball all the way to the Bobcat 25 yard line before Landon Gallion made a shoelace tackle to keep Pankey out of the end zone.  Bobcats stopped the drive on pass interception by Cameron Stockton at the Bobcat 35 yard line.  Stockton had a nice run past midfield for Oliver Springs.  Bobcats ran out of time and score stood at 14-0 at the half.

Landon Gallion broke free on sideline and streak back with around a 70 yard touchdown run to cut the Bulldog lead to 14-6 on opening kick of second half.  Bulldogs stopped two point conversion attempt to keep score at 14-6 with 7:40 left in third quarter.  Late in third quarter the Bulldogs survived a turnover when punter could not get punt off and gave Bobcats the ball at Bulldog 38 yard line.  Braden Edward had nice behind line tackle on Gallion to helped slow the Bobcat drive and Austin Brackett came up with the fumble to give Bulldogs the ball at their own 25 yard line.  Bulldogs drive stalled and punt gave the ball to Bobcats at the Bulldog 46 yard line.  During this possession the third quarter expired.

First play of 4th quarter gave the Bulldogs the ball on Landry Jolley fumble recovery at Bulldogs 28 yard line.  Pankey had a 15 yard run to take ball down to the 32 yard line of Bobcats.  Penalties pushed the ball back and eventually Bobcasts got ball after failed 4th down conversion attempt by Bulldogs.  With around three minutes remaining the Bobcats stood 68 yards from a much needed touchdown and 2 point conversion.  Bulldogs held and got ball back deep in Bobcat territory and Jaden Pankey added the last touchdown on 20 plus yard touchdown run to make score 20 to 6.  Pankey added on the extra point conversion for 22-6 final margin.  Over the last 1:11 the Bobcats could not do anything and stopped at their 28 yard line with the Bulldogs getting the 22-6 win.

After the game coach Anthony Loden said, “We knew they would be a good team coming in. They Always are.  We were looking to recover from last week(12-0 loss to Cherokee).  We moved some people around and it seem to work.  We have something to build on.”

 

 

 

 

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