Little league football action was hot and heavy again this week with young players filling the playing fields at both ends of the county in in-house and SGYFL (South Georgia Youth Football League) action.
Hendrix Park celebrated their homecoming on Sept. 29 which included a parade before the games involving all of the players and cheerleaders. Richmond Hill’s homecoming will be this coming Saturday. Coverage of both will be in next week’s paper.
Here are recent results:
On Sept. 27 at the Richmond Hill rec park, the in-house leagues competed. The 8 and under Bengals beat the Tigers 12-0, the 8U Jaguars beat the Cougars 31-6, the 8U Bobcats beat the Panthers 37-6, the 10 and under Tigers beat the Bobcats 12-6, and the 10U Jaguars beat the Cougars 33-6.
SGYFL action took place on Saturday, Sept. 29 in Richmond Hill with all three local teams winning by a landslide. The 8U Wildcats beat the Effingham Jaguars 20-12, the 10U Wildcats blanked the Garden City Eagles 46-0, and the 12U Wildcats swept the Garden City Eagles 14-0.
Also on Saturday, the Wilmington Island Pirates beat the 10U in-house Richmond Hill Tigers 20-12.
SGYFL and in-house game play on the North end took place on Sept. 29 at Hendrix Park.
In SGYFL play, the 10U Redskins, coached by Tim Stillwell, played Savannah Renegades. Quran George ran 25 yards for a touchdown and 33 yards for a touchdown, giving him a total of 58 yards and 2 touchdowns. Terrence Riley ran 40 yards and scored a touch down. The final score was Redskins 18-0.
In the 12U SGYFL division, Fort Stewart beat the Redskins 38-0.
8 and under in-house play featured the Hurricanes, coached by Chris Brown, playing the Wildcats, coached by Rick Mitchell. For the Hurricanes on the defense, Dillon Whitfield was in on 12 tackles. Blake Joyce and Dahlson Brown were in on 8 tackles. Gavin Gibson and Colin Brown were in on 7 tackles. Jason Strickland and Dillon Whitfield were in on 6 tackles. Cameron Crosby, Calin Deloach and Gavin Thompson were in on 3 tackles. On the offense, Dahlson Brown carried the ball 4 times for a total of 48 yards and a touchdown. Gibson carried the ball 5 times for a total of 42 yards. Blake Joyce carried the ball 3 times for 26 yards. Whitfield carried the ball 10 times for a total of 62 yards and a touchdown. The final score was Hurricanes 12-6.
Also in 8U action, the in-house Redskins team, coached by Alan Young, played the Steelers, coached by Jay Brazell. For the Redskins on the defense, Jeffrey Young was in on 15 tackles, Warren Thomson was in on 14 tackles, Keith Moultire was in on 6 tackles, Christian Thomas and Christian Morgan were both in on 5 tackles, Christian Shellman and Jarrett Brown were both in on 4 tackles, and Landon Thomson was in on 3 tackles. On the defense, Thomson carried the ball 3 times for 115 yards and had 3 touchdowns. Young carried the ball 14 times for 102 yards and he scored a touchdown and 2 extra points. Thomas carried the ball 4 times for 26 yards and a touchdown. This nail-biter went into double overtime and ended in a tie with each team having 32 points.
- staff report