East Ridge 12s Heading For A Showdown

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The East Ridge Scenic City football teams left Finley Stadium and Davenport Field on Saturday with five victories for the day.
 
The East Ridge 12s (5-0) were the big winners for the day.
 
Kevin Wright’s Pioneers 12s started by defeating Knoxville Fulton 22-0 before coming to Finley Stadium.
 
The East Ridge defense allowed one first down for the game.
 
In the Pioneers second game they defeated Harrison 27-0.
 
The East Ridge defense again stepped up by allowing one first down.
 
Speedy Stephon Walker scored on runs of 45 and 55 yards and Kameron Holcomb scored on a 52-yard run for East Ridge. 
 
Caleb Yates hooked up with Nolan Letzgus on a 40-yard touchdown pass and Korey Chitwood had a 20-yard TD run.
 
The Pioneers have outscored SCYFL teams 137-0 this season.
 
“This sets up a standoff of undefeated teams with Stump Martin’s East Ridge Mustangs on Saturday at 10:45 at McCallie,” Wright said. 
 
The Mustangs 12s (5-0) defeated Boyd-Buchanan 28-0.
 
Austin Chastain was 6-for-8 passing for 112 yards, three touchdowns and a pair of 2-point completions for East Ridge.
 
The 11-year-old connected with Jordan “Big Bird” Sims on TD passes of 27 and 31 yards and Jordan Hughley on a 34-yard scoring strike.
 
Hughley also scored on a 37-yard run and was a standout on defense.
 
Riley Harrison and Sims caught point-after passes.
 
Harrison also had a 33-yard run called back on a holding penalty.
 
Amaleki Jordan ran for an extra point and played well on defense.
 
Chris Harris blocked a punt and was joined by Tyler Simpson, Josh Burnette, Michael “Tika” Ricketts, Sean Hall, Harley Walker, Austin McDaniel and Harrison as defensive standouts.
 
The Mustangs have outscored SCYFL competition 101-9.
 
Mike Long’s Pioneers 8s defeated Hixson 27-0 to run the two-time defending SCYFL Super Bowl champs win streak to 27 games over three years.
 
The East Ridge defense were led by Mason Long, Kyle Songer and Kobe Yates.
 
Carson Yates picked off a Hixson pass and returned it 55 yards for a TD.
 
Yates also had a 101 yards and a TD on offense.
 
Brodie Swader had 42 yards rushing and a TD and Long added 41 yards rushing.
 
The East Ridge 8s have outscored opponents 135-6 and is currently tied with the Boynton Patriots and Boynton Falcons for first place.
 
Coach Joe McCrary’s East Ridge 6s defeated Hixson 13-6.
 
Dylan Jordan had scoring runs of 65 and 45 yards.
 
East Ridge 6s defense was led by Anthony Henderson, Evan Schwarzl and Brandon Havens.
 
The Pioneers 6s (4-1) have outscored opponents 100-30.
 
The East Ridge 10s lost to the Hixson Seminoles 27-0.
 
Wayne Janow, Adam Monterada and Dagan Fowler were defensive standouts for the Pioneers defense.
 
Cole Rizzo was the leading rusher for the East Ridge 10s.
 
The East Ridge 7s lost to the Boynton Rage 35-6.

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