East Ridge Has Three In SCYFL Super Bowl

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

East Ridge will have three Scenic City Youth Football League teams in the Super Bowl at Finley Stadium on Saturday.

The East Ridge Pioneers 12s rolled to a 47-0 victory over the East Ridge Mustangs and the East Ridge Pioneers 8s boosted their win streak to 44 games with a 33-0 win over the Boynton Patriots to earn a spot in the SCYFL Super Bowl.

The East Ridge 8s play the Boynton Patriots at noon at Finley Stadium.

The East Ridge Mustangs 12s bounced back on Sunday with a 22-6 victory over the Boynton Bears and will play the East Ridge Pioneers in a rematch Saturday at 4:15.

Carson Yates ignited the two-time defending SCYFL champion Pioneers 8s with 184 yards and three touchdowns for the afternoon.

Kobe Thomas had 128 yards rushing and two TDs, Brodie Swader 36 yards rushing and Mason Long added 35 yards.

Dacorian Jones Montgomery, Kye Songer and Long led the defensive effort for the Pioneers 8s.

The Pioneers 12s Stefon Walker has scoring runs of 48, 45 and 38 yards, Kamren Holcomb added a 40 yards TD, Korey Chitwood a 48-yard TD and Trea Johnson a 38 yard TD.

Jordan Hughley made sure the Mustangs 12s secured a berth in the Super Bowl with an outstanding performance.

Hughley caught a pass from quarterback Austin Chastain and scored from 52 yards out and then caught a 2-point pass from Chastain for the conversion to stake the Mustangs to an 8-0 lead.

The speedy back took a handoff on the first play of the second half and sprinted 69 yards for a TD. Hughley then took a Boynton kickoff following a Thomas Owens TD run and returned it 89 yards for for the score. Riley Harrison had a pair of point after runs for the Mustangs.

Hughley also picked up a fumble and returned it 42 yards but was tackled short of the endzone.

Josh Burnette was the defensive star of the day with two interceptions and many key tackles.

Tika Ricketts, Darrell Hodge, Bucky Williams, Harley Walker and Hughley were also defensive standouts.



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