Monday, November 12, 2007

Glenwoods Closes out A Great Year!

Faith ends Glenwood's season again
Two running backs rush for over 100 yards to lead Rams into second round of AISA playoffs



Faith Academy used a strong ground game with two 100-yard rushers and defeated Glenwood 27-18 at the Swamp on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the AISA Class AAA playoffs.

The Rams used KeAndre Niles, who ran for 121 yards on 16 carries, and teammate Warren Collier, 103 yards on 20 tries, to win its eighth straight game.

The Rams' offense was strong enough that they punted only once in the game, that coming in the final minute of play. Both Collier and Niles ran for a touchdown.

"We knew what they were doing, but we couldn't stop them," Glenwood coach Tripp Henderson said after the game, "I didn't feel that they could stop us on offense, but they are a good team and kept attacking the outside."

The Rams used a ball control offense to keep Glenwood's offense off the field. Faith lost the ball on a Will Tanzie interception on its opening drive, but Glenwood turned the ball over on downs.

The Rams then drove for their first touchdown that ended on quarterback Raymond Cotton's 2-yard run.

Glenwood came right back with Branden Williams' 23-yard touchdown pass to Cody Pearcy, but the extra point hit the upright, making it 7-6.

Faith went ahead 14-6 at the half when Cotton passed to Tyler Richburg with only 12 seconds left before intermission.

Branden Williams struck again for the Gators with a 30-yard run to close to 14-12 in the third period, but the Rams came right back on Collier's TD.

"We just didn't get the stop when we needed it," Henderson said.

Pearcy excited the crowd after Niles' TD run in the fourth period when he returned the kickoff 85 yards for the score, but Richburg intercepted Williams desperation pass in the waning seconds to close out the Rams' win.

Friday at Glenwood Faith Academy 0-14-6-7--27 Glenwood 0-6-6-6--18

Second Quarter

FA--Raymond Cotton 2 run (Josh Moore kick), 11:56

G--Cody Pearcy 23 pass from Branden Williams (kick failed), 9:12

FA--Tyler Richburg 20 pass from Cotton (Moore kick), 0:12

Third Quarter

G--B. Williams 30 run (run failed), 7:42

FA--Warren Collier 8 run (kick failed), 1:44

Fourth Quarter

FA--KeAndre Niles 3 run (Moore kick), 4:38

G--Pearcy 85 kickoff return (kick failed), 4:23

17 W. 12th St.
Columbus. GA 31901
Glenwood Gators
P.O Box 310,
Phenix City, AL 36868

No comments: