Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area Sports

October 4, 2012

Crab Orchard takes county football crown

CROSSVILLE — On a wet, dreary Tuesday night, The Crab Orchard Tigers defeated the South Rebels 26-12 on Holder Field to claim the 2012 county elementary football title and first championship since the county went to divisional play in 2007.

Crab Orchard (3-0, 8-0) won the eastern division championship, while South Cumberland (3-0, 3-5) won the western division, finishing the regular season with three straight wins, including a season-ending win over 2011 champion Martin.

"I thought South came out fired up and had an excellent game plan. They really made us work to stop them. Our players were able to make the necessary adjustments to make some big plays as the game progressed.

I felt like we were able to do a better job controlling the game in the second half. Our team had a target on them all year long and met every challenge. I want to give a special thank you to all of our Crab Orchard fans that came out and supported us in the weather during the championship game," said Tiger Coach Eddie Raper Wednesday afternoon.

Crab Orchard scored on their opening, a seven-play, 51-yard march, capped by a Jared Debord's 15-yard run with 4:47 left in the first quarter. Austin Seiber tallied the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.

DeBord, Seiber and Jas Kemmer combined for 51-yards rushing on seven plays for   the score.

Tristan Partridge returned the ensuing kick 14 yards to the South 29. It took just three plays for the Rebels to march 71 yards for the score. Quarterback Hayden Woody was involved in all three plays — a six-yard pass to Partridge and two carries for 65 yards, including a 31-yarder for the Rebel score. The two-point conversion was no good.

Seiber ripped off a 55-yard kickoff return to the South five-yard line, but he was sacked by the Rebel defense for a three-yard loss. Debord  scored an eight-yard run with 2:55 left for a 14-6 lead. The two-point conversion was no good.

South took over at their 34-yard line after the ensuing kick and mixed running with the passing of Woody to take the pigskin inside Tiger territory, but were stopped on downs at the Tiger 40 with seconds left in the first quarter.

The big play was a 22-yard run by Woody, after picking up a bad snap on the punt.

The Tigers took over at their 40 on the last play of the first quarter, and used the running of Seiber and Debord to take the football into South territory, before the Tiger defense held on downs at the South 18.

Woody passed 17 yards to Patridge for a first down to open the drive, but Sam Boles was sacked by Debord for a four-yard loss to the South 31.

A pass from Woody to Boles for 35 yards gave the Rebels a first down at their 29; however, a quarterback sack by Hunter Kendrick helped stall the drive at the Tiger 29 two plays later.

The Tigers ran out the clock on three plays.

South's first posession of the second half was stopped on downs at their 43, after the Tiger defense forced four incomplete passes.

Crab Orchard's running game toted the pigskin into South territory, before ending on an incomplete pass by quarterback Dylan Dishman.

South's next possession started at the Tiger 24-yard line after a fumble, but the Rebels held the Tigers on downs at the South 39.

After a couple of possession changes, the Rebels took over at their 20, but penalties and another quarterback sack doomed the western division winners at their one-yard line, where the Tigers took over.

After a holding penalty, Debord scored from 11-yard run with 2:26 left in the game, to give the Tigers a 20-6 lead, but the two-point conversion again failed.

Crab Orchard scored a late fourth-quarter TD on a 16-yard run by Woody for a 26-6 lead. The two-point conversion was no good.

Seiber raced 68 yards with 26.7 seconds left to make the final margin 26-12, as the two-point conversion was no good.

Crab Orchard ran out the clock for the victory.

 

1
Text Only
Area Sports
  • Jets shut out 7-0 by Cookeville Monday

    The Cookeville Cavaliers scored seven runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to claim a 7-0 District 6AAA victory over the CCHS Jets Monday night in Cookeville.

    April 15, 2014

  • Panthers shut out Rhea County

    On a wet Monday afternoon, the Stone Memorial baseball team  hosted Rhea County in a District 6AAA match-up to claim a 10-0 win in the first game of the home-and-home series.

    April 15, 2014

  • SMHS track teams compete at Tennessee Relays

    The SMHS Lady Panthers had another stellar day while the Panthers hammered out a solid day in Knoxville in the Tennessee Relays over the weekend.. The Lady Panthers finished ninth out of the 57 scheduled teams to compete, while the boys took 32nd out of the 57.

    April 15, 2014

  • SMHS tennis team loses twice to Rhea County

    The Stone Memorial tennis teams lost their District 6AAA matches to Rhea County Monday afternoon. The boys lost 9-0, while the girls were beaten 7-2.

    April 15, 2014

  • CRYSA registration is going online

    Registration for CRYSA's Fall 2014 season can be done on online at www.tn-crysa.affinitysoccer.com.

    April 15, 2014

  • CRYSA summer camp scheduled for June 2-8

    The 10th Annual CRYSA SUMMER CAMP 2014 will take place June 2-6 at the Dr. Carl T. Duer Sr. Soccer Complex.

    April 15, 2014

  • TAD Center to host a free MLB pitch, hit, run contest

    The TAD Center will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition sponsored by Scotts, for area youth May 3 at 9 a.m. at Garrison Park.

    April 15, 2014

  • Bailey Woods.jpg Lady Jets lose to White County

    The Cumberland County High School Lady Jet softball team was shut out 4-0 by the White County Warriottes in District 6AAA action Thursday night on Lady Jet field.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jets finish 1-2 last week to improve to 14-8

    The Cumberland County High School Jet baseball team completed last week with a 1-2 record to go to 14-8 on the season, after a 4-3 loss at Dekalb County last Thursday, an 11-7 setback to Walker Valley and an 8-3 win at Livingston Saturday.

    April 14, 2014

  • New SMHS girls coach.jpg SMHS proudly welcomes new girls basketball coach

    Stone Memorial High School has hired Greg Tipps as the new Lady Panther basketball coach, replacing John Walker who has resigned to accept an assistant basketball coaching position at Rhea County High School.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
Parade
AP Video
Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar