Sims 8th grade wins, 7th loses

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By Derik Vanderford

UNION — The Sims Tigers 8th grade team was victorious over Fairforest, while the Sims 7th grade team fell short.

8th Grade

The 8th grade Sims Tigers football team defeated the Fairforest Hornets in a final score of 34-22.

The Tigers opened the game with a 70-yard screen pass from KeSean Glover to Ralph Peake. Coach Mitchell Moss noted that Rhett Cannon and Dakota Wells made great blocks for Peake to score.

The Sims defense stopped the Hornets, and KeSean Glover ran for 45 yards with the help of Keion Glover, who scored the two-point conversion. Keion also scored on a 42-yard run and intercepted a pass before halftime, when the Tigers had a 22-6 lead.

Fairforest scored in the second half, but the Tigers answered back as KeSean Glover connected with Jabori Meadow, and KeSean scored on a 52-yard run. The Tigers’ final touchdown came from a 45-yard run by Keion Glover.

The offensive line — to whom Moss referred as the “big nasties” — consisted of Holden Cooke, Malik Tucker, Caine Foster, NaQuan Craig and Jaylon Wallington. Moss said they created massive holes, and Chris Glass and TK Gossett also played great on defense.

“This was a good win for us,” Moss said. “We came close to playing a complete game.”

Moss said his team will enjoy the win but quickly get back to work.

“It was a great team win, and I can’t be happier for the players,” he said.

The 8th grade Tigers improve to 2-2 and will travel to McCracken on Thursday.

7th Grade

The 7th grade Sims Tigers were defeated by Fairforest in a final score of 48-22.

The Tigers were stopped on their first possession, but Jake Sumner stripped the ball from the Fairforest carrier on the one-yard line.

Although Fairforest was the first to score, Sims’ Keavis Savage scored on a 78-yard run after a hole was created for him by the wide receivers and offensive line. CJ Coleman scored on a two-yard run, and Tarik Briggs led the team in rushing. Ja Ruth scored a two-point conversion after Willie Jeter scored a touchdown.

“We battled,” Moss said, describing his team’s match-up against another undefeated team. “It just came back to fundamentals of tackling and blocking. We both had some turnovers. I liked the fight some of our guys showed. We will learn from it and get better for next week.”

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8th grade wins 34-22 while 7th grade loses 48-22

By Derik Vanderford

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or