A wet, soggy night greeted football fans around the region on Friday. The rain was a welcome respite for yards and gardens, but not needed on the lush, exempt-from-water-restriction football fields.
South Point overcame a very sloppy first half deficit to beat visting Burns, 28-7. Burns had led 7-0 at the half, but according to Gazette reports, “…there was no worry…”, in the Raider lockerroom.
Desmond Lowery had another good game for the 4-0 Red Raiders, rushing for 127 yards and three touchdowns. Fullback Aaron Crumbly got into the action Friday night with 128 and a TD. Lowery only attempted one pass all evening.
Soggy fields give way to outstanding play in the trenches. Senior offensive lineman, Trevor Reeves, a good friend and neighbor, said in a Gazette interview, “…We felt like we could move it [the ball] because the defense was stepping up.” The defense for SP did just that, keeping Burns from adding to their first half tally at critical moments. The defensive line of Daniel Biggerstaff, Daniel Gillelan, Greg Lancaster, and Weston Lawing were given credit for keeping Burns out of the goal. Daniel Holmes led the defense with seven tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.
Other area games:
Ashbrook won, North Gaston lost, Forestview won, East Gaston lost, Crest won, and Hunter Huss game was postponed to Saturday due to the rain.
Next Friday at South Point, it is “Black Friday”, a traditional spirit rally for the students and fans, and of course it is East Gaston at home that evening. Just remember, no body paint…