SERMS Too Fast for ATMSPosted on September on 19, 2012 @ 22:25:00 by Fred Burgess
Eastern Randolph High School
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Both ATMS and SERMS entered the third game of the season with a 1-1 record. ATMS came into the game with one of the better defenses in the county. The Bulldogs held NERMS scoreless until late in the fourth quarter and had shut-out SWRMS.
SERMS entered the game with some very impressive offensive numbers. They have scored 46 points in two games, and have several offensive weapons. This was a game where it looked like a good offense vs. a good defense.
The game was never close. Camron Gray took the openning kick-off 65 yards for a touchdown. It proved to be a sign of things to come. He took the kick on the left side and out ran the coverage all the way to the left side and raced up the sidelines for a touchdown. It was very clear early that SERMS had a huge speed advantage over ATMS.
The Bulldogs would score to tie the game early in the second quarter at six all with a nice run by Chase Woosley. ATMS drove just 20 yards for the score after holding the Wildcats on a fourth down conversion.
ATMS made another mistake on the ensuing kick-off. They kicked the ball to Camron Gray again. This time he returned 62 yards for the score. From here the route was on.
The Wildcats scored once more in the first half to make the score 22-6 at the half. The speed advantage for SERMS was starting to be obvious. If the Wildcats were able to get outside the defense it usually resulted in big gains.
SERMS tacked on two more scores early in the third quarter to make it 36-6. The Bulldogs were able to mount a scoring drive early in the fourth quarter, but the celebration was short lived.
On the kick-off they decided not to kick the ball to Camron again. Instead the ball went to Jaron Letterlough who broke through the middle cut to the outside and raced 70 yards for a touchdown. Jaron looked like he may get tackled inside the ten yard line, but Camron Gray had one of the best blocks I have ever seen in a middle school game when he crushed a would be tackler to give Jaron the sideline. I wish I had a picture of that block it was truely a great block.
The score board was not working, and I lost track of the actual score after awhile. The final score was either 46-14 or 52-14, but it really does not matter. The speed of the Wildcats was the difference in the game.
SERMS had a swarming defense that created a couple of turnovers. Justin Parsons had a great interception to end the first drive of the Bulldogs. Malik Herbert made a great throw for another fourth quarter score.
ATMS has a good football team. You can tell they are well coached and have some talented players, but today they ran into a SERMS team who was playing with a lot of confidence and determination.
SERMS Coach Brandon Godwin remarked, "We can still play better, but when this team plays like this they will be hard to beat." If Coach Godwin is right, this team is going to be fun to watch.
SERMS will host Uwharrie next week. ATMS will play at NAMS.
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Great Job guys keep working hard.
# 23 scored the frist 2 td. For atms.in that game.