The following report, prepared by Mike Williams, was to appear in the October 6 edition of The Crossroads. However, due to spacial limitations, the report is instead printed this week. The Crossroads thanks ECI middle school football’s head coach for his time providing insight about the latest game at the time and regrets the delay in publication.
Emanuel County Institute’s middle school football team traveled to Screven County to face the Gamecocks Thursday, September 30. Head coach Greg Kennedy gave a rundown of the game, which ended in a 42-6 victory for the Bulldogs.
Kennedy indicated that the middle school team had previously only lost to Screven County by a score of 7-0. The Gamecocks, he added, were “very big and talented.”
“Our boys played very well and continued to play hard for four quarters,” Kennedy said. “The offensive and defensive lines had their work cut out for them against a big front, but both offensive and defensive lines answered the call. Our offensive line opened holes for the running game and gave us enough time to throw some key passes. Tyler Foreman, Tuff Boddiford, Ab Marsh, and Chase Johnson ran really well for some tough yards.”
The defense also played really well with Marsh recording an interception.
Scoring by ECI was as follows:
• Foreman had touchdown runs of 2 yards, 54 yards, and 8 yards.
• Boddiford had a 19-yard touchdown run.
• Johnson had a 35-yard touchdown run.
• Ja’shon Branch had a 49-yard touchdown run.
• Jackson Kennedy was 3-for-3 in the air for 38 yards.
ECI’s next opponent was to be North Tattnall, October 7 with a 5 p.m. kickoff. Results on that contest can be found elsewhere in the Sports beat of this Chronicle.