Multiple Teams · NCMS 7th Grade Football ties Connersville Middle School 14-14

Monday, September 25, 2017

5:30 PM

New Castle Middle School
Connersville Middle School

Game Recap

NCMS 7th grade travelled to Connersville and ended up tied with the Spartans. NC took a 6-0 lead in the second quarter on a 35 yard TD pass from Aidan Bradley to Quinton Boatright after Brevan Thrine had intercepted a Connersville pass. The 2 point conversion failed. Connersville took the ball and marched all the way to the Trojan 6 yard line, where the Defense held the Spartans on 4 downs and at half it was 6-0.

NC stopped Connersville on the first possession of the second half when Boatright stripped the runner and recovered the fumble. NC took 2 plays to move the ball 60 yards on completions from Bradley to Hayden Bulmer for 25 yards and Bradley to Boatright for 35 yards to move it down to the Connersville 6. After 2 questionable penalties, NC was moved back to the 20 and then ended up turning it over on downs at the Connersville 4. On the next play, Connersville’s RB broke through the line and took it 96 yards for a TD. The conversion failed and it was tied. On the next possession, Bradley threw the ball to Boatright who was in position to make the catch when he was tackled by the Connersville safety well before the ball got there. No call was made and NC had to punt. Connersville’s RB broke 4 tackles and scored and the 2 point conversion was good, putting NC down 14-6 with 1:35 left. NC’s boys got the kickoff and moved the ball down the field aided by a 15 yard Jonathan Eberhart run, and a 25 yard pass from Bradley to Daniel Davis. On the next play, Bradley scampered in from 20 yards out to make it 14-12. Bradley added the 2 point conversion to tie it with 39 seconds left aided by blocking by Thrine, Bulmer, and Davis to tie it at 14. NC tried an onside kick and about had it, but Connersville recovered. The defense stood up and they couldn’t move the ball and the game ended in a tie.

Bradley completed 6 passes for 153 yards and 1 TD and ran 5 times for 37 yards and a TD. Eberhart had 2 catches and 3 runs totalling 47 all purpose yards. Boatright had 2 catches for 65 yards and a TD, and Bulmer 1 for 25, and Davis 1 for 25.

Defensively, Eberhart, AJ Sizemore, Chloe Vaughn, Michael York, Bulmer, Logan Tharp, Jalen Stiles, Boatright, Thrine, Bradley, and Davis kept Connersville stud RB at bay most of the game. Boatright had a fumble recovery and Thrine an interception

NCMS closes out their schedule Wednesday at home against Pendleton. Gametime is 5:30.

Box Scores

New Castle
Connersville Middle School