Colts buck Bruins twice
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Ocoee Middle School swept a pair of gridiron games from county-rival Lake Forest recently at the Walker Valley High School field.

The eighth-grade Colts shut down the Bruins 28-8 with a stingy, hard hitting defensive effort that picked off snagged three interceptions in the contest. Patton Ford, Alex Duke, and Dylan Allender each had a pick for the Colts.

Offensively, Lorenzo White connected with Duke for a 60-yard touchdown pass. Parker Johnson had over 100 yards rushing for the Colts, with a nifty 40-yard touchdown run. “Eli Wilson added some great runs and scored a touchdown, and Dylan Allender,” according to OMS head coach Ronnie Weir.

In the seventh-grade contest, the Colts captured a 32-18 victory.

Quarterback Saylor Clark led the Colts offense with a pair of touchdown passes to Logan Weeks. “Eli Hancock and Kole Hall had great nights running the football,” added Coach Weir. “Defensively, Kole Hall and the entire Colts defensive line had great games.”

Ocoee Middle will travel to Chattanooga on Thursday to take the field at the Boyd Buchanan School.

CMS (6th) blanks B-B

Cleveland Middle School sixth-grade football opened the 2014 season Friday with a 42-0 win at Boyd Buchanan.

The Raiders opened their scoring attack with a first quarter touchdown run from Donye Upton, who led the Raiders with 14 total points in the ballgame. Later in the first, Cleveland tailback Trey Curry took a handoff 52 yards for another touchdown.

Early in the second quarter, Cleveland quarterback Grant Hurst threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to receiver Javon Burke to bring the Raiders lead to 22-0. Upton later added a 48 yard TD carry to close the second quarter and the Raiders headed to the locker room with a 28-0 halftime lead.

The Raiders’ defense came out strong in the second half and notched a quick three-and-out on defense which set up a 58-yard touchdown run from Javin Burke to put the Raiders up 36-0 after a Kley McGowan 2-point conversion run.

Cleveland would later add a 48-yard touchdown run from tailback Will Meadows, which brought the final score to 42-0.

Cleveland’s defense, led by defensive ends Ben Gray and Hunter Callihan, held the Buccaneers to only two first downs in the ball game.

The Raiders’ impressive offense scored on every drive despite the second half running clock.

CMS head coach Eric Mountain spoke well about his team after the season opening victory. “The whole team worked really hard and gave 100% on every play. We executed on both sides of the ball tonight. We definitely have room for improvement but this was a great way to start of the 2014 season.”

Cleveland’s sixth-grade team will travel to Signal Mountain on Saturday to take on the Eagles. Kickoff is set for 10 a.m.

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