MS Football: Arnall, Smokey Road advance to semifinals
From STAFF REPORTS
The Arnall Knights and the Smokey Road Wildcats advanced to the semifinals of next week’s CCMSAL football tournament with victories on Wednesday.
Arnall rolled to an easy 46-0 victory over the Lee Timberwolves, while Smokey Road held off East Coweta 28-14.
Smokey Road takes on Evans (3-2) at 5:30, while Arnall plays top-seed Madras later that night.
• Arnall Knights 46, Lee Timberwolves 0
The Knights jumped out to a 20-0 lead at the end of the first half and never looked back, putting together a strong running and passing game on offense to go along with its stingy defense.
Milan Grice scored on long touchdown runs of 43 and 37 yards to help the team run past Lee.
Add a couple long runs from Kyle Carter, who sprinted 38 yards, and the longest run of the day from Artis Tolbert who capped the Knights’ scoring with an 82-yard run in the fourth quarter, and the Knights improved their record to 2-3.
Quarterback Will LaGuardia also proved his could throw the football. LaGuardia gave the Knights a 20-0 lead right before halftime when he connected with Devonte Brown right before the end of the first half.
The duo hooked up one more time during the contest when Brown caught LaGuardia’s 10-yard pass for the only score of the third quarter.
SCORING SUMMARY – Arnall Knights 46, Lee Timberwolves 0
Arnall 8 14 8 16 – 46
Lee 0 0 0 0 – 0
Arnall — Milan Grice 43 run (Devonte Brown pass from Will LaGuardia)
Arnall — Kyle Carter 38 run (Grice pass from LaGuardia)
Arnall — LaGuardia 45 pass to Devonte Brown (run failed)
Arnall — LaGuardia 10-yard pass to Devonte Brown (Grice pass from LaGuardia)
Arnall — 37 run (Grice pass from LaGuardia)
Arnall — Artis Tolbert 82 run (Tolbert run)
• Smokey Road Wildcats 28, East Coweta Indians 14
The Smokey Road Wildcats relied a pair of running backs Wednesday afternoon to carry the team to a 28-14 victory over East Coweta.
A.J. Robinson rushed for 124 yards on nine carries and also scored a pair of touchdowns en route to the victory.
Robinson gave the Wildcats a 6-0 lead early in the first quarter when he scored on a 61-yard run.
Before the end of the first quarter, Smokey Road was back in the end zone when Anderson rambled 93 yards for the score.
The Wildcats added one more touchdown in the first half when Jacob Bryant hit Michael Petty on a 9-yard run to give Smokey Road a 20-0 lead at the half.
Smokey Road added its final touchdown of the day in the third quarter when Robinson found the end zone on his second score of the contest, this time from 34-yards out.
Down 28-0 in the third quarter, East Coweta attempt a comeback as Jeremiah Gemmel scored the first of his two touchdowns. Gemmel raced 35 yards on the Indians’ first score of the game, and then added a 45-yard run in the final period.
SCORING SUMMARY – Smokey Road Wildcats 28, East Coweta Indians 14
Smokey Road 12 8 8 0 – 28
East Coweta 0 0 6 8 –14
Smokey Road — A.J. Robinson 61 run (Run failed)
Smokey Road — Keonte’ Anderson 93 run (run failed)
Smokey Road — Michael Petty 9-pass from Jacob Bryant (Bryant run)
Smokey Road – Robinson 34 run (2-point PAT)
East Coweta — Jeremiah Gemmel 35 run (run failed)
East Coweta — Gemmell 45 run (Bill Ross run)