Rams Clips the Eagles’ Wings
October 25, 2018
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Rams Clips the Eagles’ Wings

By Marla JonesSports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Kristy Gallagher)

PISGAH, Ala. — The Sylvania Rams defeated the Pisgah Eagles 37-29 in a regional matchup on Friday.

Sylvania took the opening kickoff, moved down the field before scoring on a 1-yard quarterback keeper by Brody Smith with 8:30 remaining in the first quarter.  With 16.9 remaining in the first quarter, Pisgah made it into the endzone and successfully went for two to make the score 8-7.

With 10:32 remaining in the first half, Smith connected with Grant Atchley on a 58-yard touchdown pass.  The extra point attempt was good and the Rams gained the 14-8 lead. With 4:02 remaining in the second quarter, Pisgah scored to tie the game, 14-14. Capitalizing on a Ram fumble, Pisgah scored with 1:29 remaining in the half, to regain the 20-14 lead.  With 1:12 remaining before halftime, Gareth Anderson stampeded down the field for 56-yards to score for the Rams.  The PAT gave the Rams the 21-20 advantage going into the half.

With 6:13 remaining in the third quarter, Pisgah kicked a 31-yard field goal to regain the 23-21 lead which they held on until the fourth quarter.

With 10:43 remaining in regulation play, Anderson scored on a 39-yard touchdown run.  Nathan King brought in the two-point conversion to make the score 29-23. With 6:33 remaining in the fourth,  Anderson added points to the board, with a 14-yard touchdown.  Anderson brought in the two-point conversion to give the Rams the 37-23 advantage.  With 5:49 remaining in regulation play, Pisgah answered back with a touchdown to narrow the Ram lead to 37-29.  With 1:00 remaining in the game, the Rams took a knee to capture the 37-29 victory.

Sylvania will host the Geraldine Bulldogs, in region play, on Friday night.

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