Gerald Hughes paced the Wildcats with two touchdowns on Wednesday as Jonesville defeated EP Todd, 30-20.
“Gerald ran hard and reaped the rewards,” said Jonesville Coach Michael Mullinax. “The offensive line did a good job of giving him room to run. We moved the ball well and did not turn the ball over but we are still having too many penalties at inopportune times. We have improved on both sides of the ball throughout the course of the year, which is all you can ask. We now will turn our attention to Whitmire and try to pick up a win on homecoming.”
Brandon Thompson and Hunter Blackwell each found the end zone for Jonesville touchdowns and Josh Wilburn capped off the scoring with a safety.
Sims quarterback Shy Smith led the eighth-grade Tigers to a 44-20 win over Carver on Thursday night. In the opening minutes of the game, Smith completed a 40-yard pass and picked up 20 yards rushing to set up an 8-yard Ty Washington touchdown scamper.
In the second quarter, Smith picked off a Carver pass and returned it for a 75-yard touchdown before connecting with Treymayne Jeter for a 70-yard touchdown bomb. The Tigers converted on all three two-point-attempts in the first half with one quarterback keep and passes to Bret Carter and Taji Whitener.
Sims kept the pedal to the metal in the second half and the defense came up with big plays including sacks courtesy of Trevor Gibson and Trevell Norman. Coach Mitchell Moss said the defense dominated and that A.J. Hunter kept pressure on the Carver quarterback all night.
Darren Osborne reeled in a 35-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter and Ty Washington added the two-point-conversion.
Smith ran in another touchdown from 35 yards out and Markevious Glenn rounded out the scoring with a 55-yard touchdown run.
With the win, the Tigers move to 4-1 on season and are in the hunt for The Peachtree Conference Championship.
“The eighth-graders are finally starting to gel together,” said Moss. “We have a big week coming up versus Rainbow Lake. Our goal is still reachable, but have to take care of business this week.”
The seventh grade Sims team never trailed on Wednesday and picked up a 14-8 win over Carver.
Ladarius Jeter scored on 30-yard interception and quarterback Bryan Good ran in the two-point-conversion. The second touchdown came in the third quarter when Good connected with Terrence Briggs for a 10-yard touchdown pass. The Tiger defense was dominant, giving up just 40 yards the entire game and Jeter, Jaden Bates and Ty Savage each picked off Carver passes.
“I was pleased with the win and pleased with the defense, but offensively we need to put the ball in the end zone,” said Moss. “We had the ball in the red zone seven times and only scored once. I have to do a better job of calling plays down there and we need to execute better. This was a dominant performance by our defense. The score does not indicate how dominant we played. We have two more games left and we need to finish strong.”
Sims improves to 5-0 with the win and hosts Rainbow Lake on Wednesday.
“It would be great if the community would come out and watch the seventh-graders play their last home game on Wednesday,” said Moss.
The Tigers suffered a 3-0 loss to Gable on Wednesday. The scores were 25-4, 13-25 and 25-13.
“We played really well and really looked like a team,” said Coach Tracy Duncan. “We had several hits and surprise sets/dumps. Gable had lots of tips that hurt us on defense, though and we did not cover well. They were a tough team but we gave it all we had.”
While the loss ended Sims’ regular season, the Tigers will participate in a tournament on Saturday at Upward Stars, the old Waccamaw Pottery at 9 a.m.