Sims wins, loses against Gaffney


8th grade wins 38-12, 7th grade loses 24-22

By Derik Vanderford - dvanderford@civitasmedia.com



By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

UNION — The Sims Middle School 8th grade football team picked up a big win on Thursday, and the 7th grade team fell short in double overtime on Wednesday.

8th grade

The Sims 8th grade team defeated the undefeated-until-Thursday Indians of Gaffney in a final score of 38-12.

“This was an exciting game,” said Coach Mitchell Moss. “Our kids came out and competed. They battled an undefeated team. I told them all week the most physical team would win.”

Gaffney struck first in the game, taking a 6-0 lead, and the Tigers responded with KeSean Glover connecting with Ralph Peake on a screen pass for a 54-yard-touchdown.

The Sims defense held Gaffney on 4th down, which Moss said shifted the momentum to the Tigers’ favor. Keion Glover ran over defenders for a 12-yard touchdown run, and KeSean Glover connected with Jabari Meadow on a fade route for the two-point conversion. The Tigers led 14-6 going into the half.

Moss said although Gaffney took possession to begin the second half, defenders Chris Glass, TK Gossett and JaQuan Boyd did not allow Gaffney any yards. The Tigers’ offense moved the ball down the field as KeSean Glover connected with Dakota Wells on several passes. Keion Glover then ran in a two-yard touchdown as well as the two-point conversion.

Moss said Gaffney responded with a great play from their quarterback, however, the Indians kicked off deep to Keion Glover, who took the ball 73 yards for a touchdown. KeSean Glover ran in the two-point conversion, putting the Tigers up 30-12.

Sims’ final score came when Chris Glass broke a 57-yard touchdown run, and KeSean Glover connected with Jabari Meadow on a slant route for the two-point conversion.

“I cannot say enough about how our offensive and defensive line controlled the line of scrimmage,” Moss said. “The defense played great and held a team that is averaging 30 points per game to 12.”

Moss said the team will now turn its focus toward next week’s game against Gable, which is the “Pink Out” game for them.

7th

The 7th grade Tigers suffered a heartbreaking 24-22 loss to Gaffney in double overtime.

The game was a defensive battle, remaining scoreless through the half.

The Tigers received to begin the second half, and Tarik Briggs ran the ball eight times in a row. On the following play, Keavis Savage ran in a touchdown from 30 yards out, and Briggs scored the two-point conversion.

Gaffney answered back and tied the game, and the Tigers were unable to score again before time expired.

The game went into overtime, with Gaffney taking the lead, but Tarik Briggs scored the touchdown and two-point conversion.

The game then went into a second overtime, in which Briggs scored again, but Sims failed on the two-point conversion. Gaffney scored a touchdown as well as the two-point conversion to win the game.

The Sims 7th graders fell to 2-2 in their division and 2-4 overall.

“This was tough to handle,” said Coach Mitchell Moss. “The kids battled and played their hearts out. It hurts to lose one like this, but give Gaffney credit. They made one more play than we did. I am proud to say I coach these fine young men. (Gaffney) gave us everything they had; we just came up a little short.”

The 7th grade Tigers travel to Gable next Wednesday.

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

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8th grade wins 38-12, 7th grade loses 24-22

By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

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