Undefeated teams clashed at Bobby Ray field Saturday when two Warren County midget league football teams took the field.
The Blue Raiders were trying to keep a two-year unbeaten record intact, but the Vols were threatening to take over the top spot in the standings.
Outstanding performances by quarterback Clay Thompson and running back C.J. Taylor led the Blue Raiders to a 16-6 win Saturday to move the team to 6-0 overall.
Thompson gave the Blue Raiders an early lead when he scored on a quarterback sneak in the first half. Taylor added the two-point conversion run to make it 8-0.
The Vols answered back by relying on their own backfield tandem. Running back Jalyn Mart carried the ball several times down the field and quarterback Joseph Lanier took the ball in for six to bring the game back to within two.
Mart was stuffed on the two-point conversion as the Blue Raiders went into halftime leading 8-6.
The Blue Raiders got the ball to start the second half and mounted a drive that would span the entire third quarter and some of the fourth.
Thompson converted two fourth-and-short runs during the drive as the Blue Raiders kept the Vol defense off balance with the one-two combination of Thompson and Taylor.
When the Blue Raiders reached the Vol goal line with seven minutes to play in the fourth quarter, it was Taylor who would get the call. Taylor scored on a one-yard run to make it 14-6 with 7:37 to play. Thompson snuck in for the two-point conversion to make it a two-possession game with the Blue Raiders leading 16-6.
The Vols tried several ways to get back in the game quickly, running reverses and halfback passes, but the Blue Raiders defense stood firm in the final seven minutes.
After a failed fourth-down conversion, the Blue Raiders milked the rest of the clock to take home the victory.
In other midget pro action, the Warren County Commodores defeated the Coffee County Falcons 44-0.
The Warren County Commodores junior pro team also picked up a big victory, winning 48-16 over the Coffee County Raiders.
Kailen McGill ran for three touchdowns to lead the way for the Commodores. McGill showed off his speed by getting to the outside each time and outrunning the Raider defense.
Kal’el Harris added a 30-yard touchdown run of his own as the Commodore offense was clicking on all cylinders.
Quarterback Benjamin Clark also had a touchdown run. Clark broke several tackles at the line of scrimmage before scampering for a 40-yard score.
Clark also hit Devin Jordan for a touchdown pass. Sitting at the Raider 5, Clark rolled to his right and found Jordan open in the corner of the endzone for a score.
The Commodores were the only Warren County junior pro team to win Saturday as the Blue Raiders lost to the Coffee County Chiefs 48-8 and the Vols were defeated by the Coffee County Giants 18-6.
In the Pee Wee league, the Coffee County Falcons beat Pioneer Blue 22-6 and Pioneer Red lost a heartbreaker to the Cowan Lions 30-28.
The Warren County Vols senior pro team kept its undefeated season alive with a 42-12 thrashing of the Warren County Blue Raiders. The Warren County Eagles also picked up a win as the team blanked the Cowan Lions 30-0.