Boys Varsity Football - MS · JSMS drops a heartbreaker to Smith County 22-28.

22 Trousdale County High School
28 Smith County Middle School
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2 8   8
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4 6   14

Smith County received the opening kickoff from the Yellow Jackets and made quick work of a misaligned defense. The Owls, before the lights even warmed up, forced missed tackles on outside runs and took an early lead 0-6. The 2 point conversation failed. The JSMS Jackets took their 1st possession and marched beyond midfield before turning the ball over on downs by 1 inch. The Owls picked up where they left off offensively and took advantage of the Jackets inability to keep contain. Smith County scored in the 2nd quarter to extend their lead 0-14. The Yellow Jackets finally woke up and managed to put together a very successful drive to end the 1st half. Smash-mouth Football was on display as the Jackets eat up the rest of the 2nd quarter and Chandler Clemmons plunged through the middle with a great surge from the offensive line. He added the 2 point conversion as well, and JSMS limped into halftime trailing just 8-14.
A very motivated JSMS squad appeared out of the break though. They took the 1st possession and methodically marched down the field—eating up the entire 3rd quarter with runs by Aiden Young and Chandler Clemmons. The offensive line was beginning to impose their will. With little time remaining in the 3rd, Clemmons plowed his way to pay-dirt. He also added the 2 point conversion and the Jackets took their first lead of the contest 16-14. The JSMS defense stepped up to the occasion as well, and the Gold helmet of Quinton Moore forced the Owls to fumble the football back over to the Yellow Jackets’ Landon Mathes early in the 4th quarter. JSMS drove the ball quickly down the field with runs by Kyson Noble and Chandler Clemmons. Clemmons put the Jackets back on the board with a plunge off tackle with just over 3 minutes to go in the game. The 2 point conversion failed. JSMS led 22-14. But unfortunately, the Owls of Smith County regained momentum quickly with a few big chunk plays after a nice kickoff return. Smith scored again, but the 2 point conversion was stuffed. The Jackets clung to the lead 22-20. The Owls wanted it more though—as displayed by fighting for, and taking, the on-side kick away from the Yellow Jackets’ grasp. A few plays later, the Owls were able to fool Jacket defenders with a fake Bubble Screen, and hit a fade route down the sideline for the lead-taking touchdown. The Owls then led 22-28. JSMS didn’t throw-in the towel though. They displayed grit, fight, and determination by buzzing their way down the field Quickly with chunk runs by Aiden Young and Chandler Clemmons. With 12 seconds remaining and the ball just outside the 10 yard line though, the Yellow Jackets last attempt for a TD ended with an interception. The Smith County Owls skipped away with a 22-28 victory over Jim Satterfield Middle School.
Next Tuesday, the JSMS Yellow Jackets play host to the Macon County Tigers on the CreekBank at 6:30pm.