Sims eighth grade beats DR Hill


Wins game with score of 34-26

By Derik Vanderford - dvanderford@civitasmedia.com



By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

UNION — The Sims Middle School 8th grade football team was victorious over DR Hill in a final score of 34-26 on Thursday.

The battle of the Tigers — as Sims and DR Hill both use a tiger mascot — began with Sims moving the ball when KeSean Glover connected with a 45-yard pass to Jabari meadow to set up the first score — KeSean’s brother, Keion Glover, running in a 12-yard touchdown.

Chris Glass ran the ball for a 48-yard touchdown, a run Coach Mitchell Moss described as looking like Glass was shot out of a cannon.

After the half, DR Hill took a 20-12 lead, and then to begin the 4th quarter, DR Hill increased their lead over Sims to 26-12.

“We challenged our guys at halftime,” Moss said. “We created ourselves problems by turning it over five times. The team stuck together and handled the adversity they faced.”

Moss said his Tigers woke up in the 4th quarter. Keion Glover scored on a shifty 60-yard run, and the Sims Tigers defense stepped up to stop DR Hill.

During Sims’ next possession, KeSean Glover again connected with Jabari Meadow on a 43-yard touchdown pass, and then again for the two-point conversion.

Moss said JaQuan Boyd, Holden Cooke, Austin Millwood, Ralph Peake and Dakota Wells came up with some big stops on defense.

With the score tied 26-26, Sims stopped DR Hill on the 10-yard line with 1:30 left in the game. On the first play of the next drive, the Sims 8th grade offensive line created an opening for Keion Glover, allowing him to run for a 90-yard touchdown; KeSean Glover scored the two-point conversion.

“The team that played in the 4th quarter is the team that we have been waiting for,” Moss said. “They came together and pulled out the victory.”

The 8th grade Sims Tigers improve to 1-2 on the season and 1-1 in division play. They host Fairforest next Thursday.

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

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Wins game with score of 34-26

By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

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