7th-grade Cats lose 12-0 to Central

Published 2:23 pm Friday, October 2, 2009

The Thomas County Central seventh-grade Yellow Jackets scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns at Thomas County’s Jacket’ Nest Stadium Thursday to pull out a 12-0 victory over the Bainbridge seventh-grade Bearcats.

Decatur County seventh-grade football coordinator David Kirkland said he couldn’t be prouder of his team’s defensive effort in Thomas County.

“Defensive end Tramaine McCray, who is a running back on the offensive unit, defensive tackles Cabe Rathel and Jack Reynolds and outside linebacker Ashton Cato all played well and kept the game scoreless for three quarters,” Kirkland said.

“We also moved the ball on offense. Our backs run hard. We just don’t have anybody with breakaway speed. Quarterback Trey Miller ran the offense well. I thought Isaiah Brown and Tramaine McCray ran particularly hard.”

The Yellow Jackets scored their first touchdown on a one-yard drive off the right side early in the fourth quarter. They tried to run the same play for the two-point conversion, but this time the Bearcats defense rose up to stop the dive just short of the goal line.

The final Yellow Jackets touchdown came on a run from two yards away with less than a minute left in the game. The quarterback tried to run an option around the right side for the two-point conversion, but the Bearcats again rose up to stop the play short.

The seventh-grade Bearcats, who are 0-3 on the season, will play the Washington Middle School seventh-grade Tigers of Cairo next Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. at Cairo High School’s West Thomas Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16, but it had to be canceled and rescheduled due to lightning.