By Dustin Dobbins
Cleveland 21, Fyffe 14
*Picture submitted by James Williams Photography
The Fyffe Red Devils took on a tough Cleveland team led by standout QB and Safety, Peyton Gilliland who had 167 yards passing with a touchdown and a 95 yard kickoff return for a touchdown and ended with an interception in the end zone to seal the win for Cleveland.
Cleveland received the opening kickoff. Gilliland’s passing and running , consuming most of the first quarter, capping the drive off with a 4 yd. Touchdown pass to Evan Faust. The extra point kick by Juan Castro , made the score 7-0 Cleveland with 4:30 left in the first quarter.
Fyffe had two good drives in second quarter both lead by the running of Kilpatrick and Benefield. Both drives resulted in fourth down stops by Cleveland. Leaving the score Cleveland 7 Fyffe 0 at Halftime.
The third quarter started with a bang. Fyffe received the kickoff and returned it to the 30 yd. line. Then Kilpatrick took the first play from scrimmage 70 yds. For the touchdown, Fyffe went for two and Kilpatrick dove over the end zone for the conversation. Giving Fyffe the lead 8-7.
On the kickoff Gilliland strikes again galloping down the sidelines 95 yds. for the touchdown, Juan Castro extra point kick is good and the new score Cleveland 14 Fyffe 8.
As the fourth quarter started Fyffe begin to drive the ball resulting in a 2 yd. touchdown run by Benefield. Fyffe goes for 2 points and comes up short leaving the score tied at 14. Late in the quarter Cleveland scored a 3yd touchdown run by Bret Irwin, Castro extra point kick makes the score Cleveland 21 Fyffe 14. Seth Benefield played good in replacing Fyffe’s injured quarterback Mashburn . Kilpatrick ran for 215 yards on 25 carries.