The strong running of Jacob Johnston and Ethan Smith was enough to power the Warren County Vols to a 38-6 win over the Warren County Blue Raiders in junior pro action Saturday at Bobby Ray field.
Johnston and Smith each had rushing touchdowns and scored on two-point conversions as the Vols piled up over 200 yards on the ground against the Blue Raiders.
The Blue Raiders countered with Caleb King, who led the team in rushing and was the team’s top tackler. King had many run-ins with Johnston and Smith on defense and came up with big hits on most plays.
One of the biggest highlights of the game was King flattening Smith on an inside carry in the second quarter. Smith broke through the line of scrimmage and looked like he was heading for the endzone, but King came off the left edge and caught Smith flush and drove him to the ground as the hit could be heard from the top of the stadium.
Despite the efforts of King on defense, the Vols two-headed rushing attack was too much to overcome as the Vols improved to 4-1 on the season.
In senior pro action, the Warren County Blue Raiders and Vols each picked up big wins. The Blue Raiders defeated the Cowan Lions 29-0 while the Vols were victorious over the Coffee County Chiefs 38-6. Raleigh Woods starred at tailback for the Vols, scoring two first-half touchdowns.
The midget league has a big matchup coming up this weekend as the Blue Raiders and Vols will go into Saturday’s game undefeated.
The Vols kept their perfect season alive by defeating the Coffee County Titans 20-14 last Saturday. The Blue Raiders blew out the Coffee County Cardinals 38-0. The two teams will meet each other at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday.
The Warren County Commodores were also a winner in midget league, defeating the Coffee County Falcons 36-0.
In the lone pee wee game, Pioneer Blue picked up its first win by defeating Pioneer Red 14-12.
The Southern Middle Tennessee Youth Football Association met over the weekend to discuss dates and locations on this year’s playoffs.
The first round of the playoffs will be Saturday, Oct. 22 in Manchester. The semifinals the following Saturday will also be played in Manchester.
The championship games will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at Bobby Ray field in McMinnville.