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Rec football winds toward postseason
10U Wildcats versus Savannah Dawgs on Oct. 17. The Cats clinched the championship with a 21-6 victory this night. - photo by Mindy Galbreath
Recreation football is starting to wind down. Teams are continuously playing throughout North and South Bryan County as we draw closer to the upcoming championship tournaments for each division.
The 10U Cats won 21-6, and this victory clinched the SGYFL division title for them as they hold a perfect 5 - 0 record in league play with one game remaining and hold all tie-breakers versus their opponents.
The offense started out quickly in the game, with Dominic Montalto hitting M.J. Hall for a 20-yard touchdown pass early in the first quarter. Hall kicked a two-pointer to put the Cats ahead 8-0. After holding the Dawgs on a four and out, the Wildcats then scored on a 30-yard fake reverse to Ronnie Harris. The kick was no good, but that made the score 14-0 with four minutes still to go in the first quarter.
The game was still in doubt in the third quarter as the Dawgs did not give up and drove the length of the field to narrow the score to 14-6 with a quarter left to play. The Wildcats played great defense in the game, but the offensive line came up big in the fourth quarter, allowing the Cats to run the ball up the middle, with Xavier Bryant-Long getting most of the work, and chew up both yards and clock.
Colby Galbreath, Hayden Gorsuch, Will Wallace, Hunter Jiran, D.J. Hall, Seth Candelario, and Joe Davis dominated the line of scrimmage in the fourth quarter,
helping the Wildcats to score the clinching touchdown by Montalto on a
5-yard quarterback keeper to make the final score 21 - 6.
The defense once again proved it's mettle with Davis leading the way with seven total tackles and getting his first interception of the year. Montalto also showed up big with five solo tackles, two assists, and a fumble recovery.
Here are some RHRA in-house results: On Oct. 16, the 10U Bobcats beat the Tigers 12-0. On Oct. 18, the 8U Jaguars beat the Bengals 19-7, the 8U Tigers beat the Panthers 13-0, and the 10U Bobcats beat the Cougars 18-0. In SGYFL action, the 12U Wildcats beat the Hendrix Park Redskins 30-0.-
Over in Hendrix Park, the Redskins played the Hurricanes in 8U in-house action on Oct. 11. On the defense for the Redskins, Warren Thomson was in on 9 tackles and sacked the quarterback. Jeffrey Young was in on 9 tackles and had a quarterback sack. Keith Moultrie was in on 4 tackles and sacked the quarterback. Hunter Warnell was in on 3 tackles and recovered a fumble. Jarrett Brown was in on 3 tackles. Landon Thomson, Christian Thomas and Christian Morgan were each in on two tackles. Christian Shellman was also in on a tackle and recovered a fumble. On the Offense, Young rushed 7 times for a total of 147 yards with 3 touchdowns. Brown had a rush for 58 yards and scored a touchdown. Thomas rushed 3 times for 13 yards. Warnell rushed two times for 7 yards. Moultrie had a rush for 7 yards. The final score was the Redskins 24 and the Hurricanes 6.
On Oct. 15, the Steelers played the Redskins in 8U in-house play. On the defense for the Redskins, Young was in on 4 tackles and recovered 2 fumbles. Moultrie was in on 3 tackles. Thomson was in on 2 tackles and had a recovered a fumble. Shellman, Warnell, Thomas, Brown and Oscar Waller were all in on 1 tackle each. On the offense, Young rushed 18 times for a total of 146 yards scoring two touchdowns. Thomas rushed 6 times for 30 yards and scored an extra point. Warnell rushed once for 4 yards. The final score was the Steelers 40 – Redskins 20.
On Oct. 18, the Hurricanes played the Hendrix Park Wildcats in 8U in-house. On the defense for the Hurricanes, Dahlson Brown was in on 12 tackles. Dylan Long was in on 8 tackles. Jason Strickland was in on 7 tackles. Dylan Whitfield and Gavin Gibson were both in on 6 tackles. Calin Deloach and Blake Joyce were in on 5 tackles. Gavin Thompson was in on 4 tackles. Cameron Crosby and Marshall Livingston were in on 3 tackles each. On the offense, Brown rushed 10 times for a total of 130 yards with 2 touchdowns. Gavin Gibson had 6 rushes for 23 yards. Whitfield had 15 rushes for 161 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. The final score was -Hurricanes 25 - Wildcats 19.
This week, the Hendrix Park in-house teams will start their end-of-season tournament.
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