By Jr. Titans head coach Chris May
The South Gibson 7th and 8th grade Jr. Titans traveled to Heritage Hills on Tuesday night, and both came away with big wins.
7th grade gameThe 7th grade Jr. Titans got off to a fast start as they jumped in front 16-0 before a Patriot comeback run that forced the Gibson to hold on for a 16-14 win.
Eli Foster scored on a 10-yard run and Kaden Rochleau found Collin Higginbotham for the two-point conversion to give the Jr. Titans an 8-0 lead.
Foster would then add a 47 yard score and Khale Campbell would add the two-point conversion with a run.
Heritage Hills went to the air to score two touchdowns, but South Gibson would stop the two-point conversion attempt and the defense stepped up big after the Jr. Titans fumbled the ball back to the Patriots late in the game.
On defense, Jackson Schaffer had six tackles. Deacon Dressler and Khale Campbell each had four tackles. Rochleau had an interception.
The 7th grade Jr. Titans improve to 4-2 with the win.
8th grade gameIn the 8th grade contest, the Patriots scored first but left 36 seconds on the clock before the half for the Jr. Titans to try to get points on the board.
Zach Foster rolled to his right, then scrambled to his left and found Lloyd Sellers for the nine-yard touchdown. Colin Scherer added the PAT on a run to tie the game at 8-8, heading into halftime.
The defense gave up some big plays , but toughened up and got the ball back to the offense.
With the ball, the Jr. Titans offense pieced together a 10 play drive that was capped off with a Foster quarterback sneak into the end zone to give South Gibson a 14 -8 lead the would not relinquish.
Brody Klem led the defense with seven tackles and a fumble recovery. Toby Pullum added three tackles. Cam Truxal had a fumble recovery and an interception.
The 8th grade improves to 8-0 and wins the PAC with a perfect 6-0 conference record.
Up NextBoth teams will travel to Kentucky on Saturday to take on Henderson South.
I was pleased with the two wins. We beat two very good teams tonight. The kids toughened up and played well. Our coaching staff did a great job!