Sumiton Christian soars over SMCS
by Clayton Mehearg
Aug 31, 2013 | 1117 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SUMITON — The Zack Holmes era got off to a flying start Friday Night in Sumiton with a 40-13 victory over Shades Mountain Christian. The game started with Sumiton Christian receiving the opening kickoff and driving all the way to the SMCS 25 yard line before turning the ball over. After exchanging several possessions Sumiton Christian opened the scoring with a 95 yard punt return by Monte Hobbs. The PAT was good by Kevin Gu giving Sumiton Christian a 7-0 lead with 5:05 left in the first quarter.

Sumiton Christian scored again on the second play of the second quarter when Quarterback Josh Yates ran 15 yards for his first TD of the night. The PAT by Gu was good giving Sumiton Christian a 14-0 lead.

Shades Mountain Christian answered with 9:35 remaining in the second quarter on a 22 yard run by QB Mikey Rogers.

The PAT was blocked making the score 14-6. It didnt take long for Sumiton Christian to answer. Joseph Thompson returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for a TD. The PAT by Gu was good giving Sumiton Christian a 21-6 lead with 9:20 left in the first half.

Sumiton Christian scored again with 5:55 left in first half on Josh Yates’ second rushing touchdown of the game from nine yards out. The PAT was good by Gu making the score Sumiton Christian-28 Shades Mountain Christian-6. Sumiton Christian closed out the first half scoring with 20 seconds left on a Yates to Hobbs 60 yard TD pass. The PAT was no good.

Sumiton Christian headed into halftime with a commanding 34-6 lead. Sumiton Christian rounded out their scoring with 18 seconds left in the third quarter when Josh Yates ran 8 yards for his third rushing touchdown of the night. The PAT was no good giving Sumiton Christian a comfortable lead of 40-6 heading into the fourth quarter. Shades Mountain Christian rounded out the scoring with 22 seconds left in the game on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Mikey Rogers to Will Rowell. The PAT was good making the final 40-13.

“It was a great win. Everyone worked really hard and the hard work paid off,” Holmes said.