GRAFTON—Grafton’s youth football teams took to McKinney Field in their first home game of the season last Saturday, playing against the South Harrison Hawks.
The Bearcub PeeWees finally found their momentum, taking down the Hawks 19-6.
“The boys really came together as a team and everyone did a great job in their positions,” said Head Coach Chad Royce.
During the matchup, J.W. Nestor, Chase Maier and Brayton Davis were all credited with touchdowns.
“Our offense found their stride and showed the Hawks that they were there to play,” commented Royce. “Defensively, our boys were able to shut down the Hawks offense, allowing us to claim the W.”
Ryan Boyles led the Bearcub PeeWees with four tackles behind the line of scrimmage, denying the Hawk Offense from gaining crucial ground. Rondo Kuntz, Conner Price and Bentley Swisher also recorded backfield tackles during the matchup.
The Bearcub Mighty Mites also had an impressive showing during their game against South Harrison.
Aiden Foley led the Cubs with over 100 yards receiving, an impressive 100 yards of rushing and four touchdowns, followed by Hudson Keener with more than 100 yards passing, claiming two touchdowns.
Landon Lynch pulled in another 95 rushing yards for the Bearcub Mighty Mites, and Isaiah Glaspell recorded two carries for eight yards.
“The boys played really well against the Hawks,” said Head Coach Rick Glaspell. “I was so proud of their effort as a team.”
The Bearcub Midgets would have a hard time moving the ball down the field and fell to the Hawks 0-24, in their first loss of the season.
“Our boys usually come out and play with a fire that we just didn’t see on Saturday,” commented Head Coach Doug Devart. “I’ll take the credit for this loss, because I didn’t get them fired up enough.”
He noted that offensively, the team just couldn’t get anything going and the team ultimately suffered.
“Defensively, the first half wasn’t great. We had a lot of arm tackling and just couldn’t seem to get the right angle on their ball carrier,” said Devart. “We held them off pretty well in the second half, only allowing them to score once. Now, we just have to get back on track as we prepare to take on Clarksburg.”
The Bearcubs will be back in action tomorrow, Sunday, September 27, as they travel to Liberty High School to take on the Clarksburg Panthers. The Midgets will kick off play at 1:00 p.m., followed by the PeeWees at 3:00 p.m., and the Mighty Mites will round out the day at 5:00 p.m.