EB youth football sees wins at Straughn

Published 4:03 am Monday, September 21, 2009

By Staff
from staff reports
EBYF’s first regular season games began on the road, Saturday Sept. 12.
In spite of the rain the games went on and East Brewton came home with several wins.
EBYF’s Midget’s began the day with their first full-length game against the Straughn Tigers.
The first half of the game was an offensive victory for EB.  Christian Madden (#12) led the team with 111 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Other EB Eagles that contributed to the offensive victory were Marcus Dillard (#13) 28 yards, Caleb Sexton (#15) 15 yards and Konner Wood with a five yard run.
The second half of the game was more of a defensive battle that remained scoreless.
Also a very big part of the Midgets defense with several tackles and assists were Brendan Jenkins (#5), Triston McCreary (#8) and Conner Nelson (#9).
The final score was East Brewton 12 and Straughn 0.
EB Tiny Mites 20,
Straughn 0
EB Tiny Mites were not going to be outdone by their younger teammates. Although it took them a scoreless quarter to get going, it didn’t take long for these 7- and 8-year-olds to get the job done.
Quarterback Matthew Thomas led the team in rushing yards with a total of 141 as well as two pass completions, three yards to Brendan Jenkins (#5) and eight yards to Jakeven Green (#80).
The first two touchdowns for the Tiny Mites were by Isaac Bonam (#28), a 38-yard run and another 14-yard run, which put him in the top three for total rushing yards.
The third and final touchdown of the game was taken in by Jamal Duggans (#17) who was second in total rushing yards with 56.
Steven Dyess (#67) and Matthew Thomas (#40) led the Tiny Mites in tackles and assists and were a very big part of the defense.
Also contributing to stopping the Straughn Tiger’s offense were Michael Campbell (#2), Christian Nelson (#3), Dylan Ingram (#4), Jamal Duggans (#17), Jennings Hobbs (#21) Isaac Bonnan (#28), Nehemiah Nearor (#33) and Jakeven Green (#80).
Straughn 6,
EB Termits 0, 2 OT
The next game proved to be the defensive battle of the day.
The EB Termites just couldn’t make things happen offensively as the game ended with East Brewton’s first loss of the day after double overtime in a score of 6-0.
The final game of the day proved to be the highest scoring game.
EB Pee Wees 26, Straughn 0
The 11- and 12-year-old Pee Wees came away with a big 26-0 victory.
Malcolm Hawthorne (#2) led the team with a total of 99 rushing yards, which included a 44-yard touchdown run, and an extra point conversion.
Mykail Johnson (#21) was not far behind with 68 yards rushing that also included a 64-yard touchdown run.
Miles Powell (#16) rushed for 22 yards, which included a 12-yard touchdown run, and an extra point conversion.
Quarterback Lane Chavers (#18) scored the final touchdown of the game with a 1-yard sneak into the end zone.
Three EB interceptions, two by Miles Powell (#16) and one by Devonte Peterson (#68) made it really hard for Straughn to get anywhere.
Other big players on EB’s defense were Malcolm Hawthorne (#2) and Trey Taylor (#5) with several tackles and assists.
East Brewton’s youth football teams will be on the road again this weekend to face the Opp Bobcats.