Despite the threat of thunderstorms in the area and some light rain during the older boys‚ game, both the 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade Clay County Junior Football League teams came away from Edwards County with wins Saturday night.
Despite the threat of thunderstorms in the area and some light rain during the older boys‚ game, both the 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade Clay County Junior Football League teams came away from Edwards County with wins Saturday night. The 5th/6th grade team scored the only points of the early game 2:30 into the 1st quarter on a 30-yard touchdown run by quarterback Isaac Goldstein. The 2-point conversion was successful on an excellent reverse run into the end zone by Logan Smith. Logan also picked up the majority of the 5th/6th grade junior Wolves ground yardage with several runs including a couple 40-yard bursts. Helping the effort were good gains by backs Damion Dehlinger and Logan Stone being anchored by a strong offensive line effort by center Nick Greenwood, guards Anthony Stephenson and Andrew Durbin, and tackles Crimson Scott and Jesse Thomas. On the defensive side of the ball, the young Edwards County Lions were held scoreless by great plays by linebackers Colton Dulaney, Smith, Dehlinger, and Goldstein, with the D-line of Scott, Wayne Miller, Greenwood, Zach Allison and Bobby Wicke holding everything the Eagles threw at them. The defensive effort was rounded out by Levi Henson, John Cartwright and Braxton Allen. Many more on the team pitched in for the 8-0 win and they will be deservingly mentioned in an article to come next week. The 7th/8th grade junior Wolves came away with a 24-0 win over the Edwards County team with a balanced attack by all aspects of the team. Offensively, quarterback Dakota Cartwright completed several passes to Maverick Fisher and Lane Brune. Running backs Logan Dulaney and Conner Earleywine pounded out the yardage often dragging 2 or 3 Eagles with them for an extra few yards. The offensive line led by Logan Sehie, Zach Davis, Bryce Kapper, Matt Cole and Dillon Baker combined to block for an over 200-yard rushing night for the junior wolves. Defensively the 7th/8th grade team also held their opponents scoreless with excellent play by lineman Matt Lane, Davis, Isaiah Fatheree, Baker, Fisher and linebackers Logan Eckleberry, Kapper, and Dulaney. Rounding out the defensive team effort was Cartwright, Michael Loehr, Earleywine, and Brune. Again, next week recognition will be given to the balance of the 7th/8th grade roster that is a major part of every effort of the junior Wolves team. Next Saturday, the CCJFL teams will be playing their final regular season game of the year at home against a tough Mt. Carmel team. The 5th/6th grade team brings a 3-3 record into the game while the 7th/8th grade team looks to strengthen their 1-4 record.