Courierarea Sports Shorts - September 28, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013 5:00 AM
- Madison's eighth grade football team rolled up a 28-0 win over Charlestown Thursday night on the road.
Clate Winters ran for a 27-yard touchdown, Gage Brewer carried for a 17-yard score and Carson Howser ran in a 7-yard touchdown.
Coley Arvin intercepted a pass and returned it 53 yards for the other touchdown and Gabe Bennett and Howser both scored two-point conversions to cap the scoring.
The defense played outstanding the entire game limiting Charlestown's movement of the ball. Tanner Henry and Will Davis both recovered fumbles to go with Arvin's pick as Madison racked up three take-aways.
The Bears, now 5-2, play their season finale Tuesday at Milan with the seventh graders taking the field at 5:30 p.m. and the eight graders to follow.
- Switzerland County's middle school's football team fought hard against Carroll County Thursday but the battle of Ohio River neighbors went to the Panthers 20-8.
The Pacers exercised good ball control for much of the first quarter in what was shaping up as a scoreless defensive struggle until the Swiss finally capitalized on their final drive of the period on a touchdown pass over the middle from Mikey Gatto to Kyle Whitham with Dustin Wallace running the two-point conversion in around the left side for an 8-0 lead.
Carroll County answered with a long drive of its own later in the second quarter, but the Pacers denied the conversion attempt to lead 8-6 at halftime.
Neither offense established much in the third quarter as turnovers and defensive stops ruled play but the Panthers broke loose in the fourth quarter to score 14 unanswered points and win the game going away. The first score came when Carroll broke a long run to the outside and the final touchdown came in the closing second on an interception Carroll returned for a touchdown.
"The strides the kids have made are tremendous and the zest at which they go out to practice each day with a hunger to prepare to win is fun to watch,' Pacers coach Ryan Jesop said. "It has carried over with tremendous improvement on the field from the first time they donned their new uniforms to now.
The Pacers close out the middle school season at Gallatin County at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
- Southwestern's middle school soccer team rolled to its ninth win of the season in a 5-0 shutout of Scottsburg Middle School on Thursday.
The Rebels put a lot a offensive pressure on Scottsburg from the start but couldn't find the net until late in the first half when Coleman Jones placed a header off an Adam Anderson corner kick for a 1-0 lead.
Anderson then scored before halftime to put the Rebels on top 2-0 and then placed a corner kick directly into the back of the net early in the second half to lead 3-0.
Coleman Jones converted a penalty kick for a 4- 0 cushion and Anderson capped the rout and his hat trick with an unassisted 20-yard shot for the final 5-0 margin.
Southwestern had a another great defensive showing from Jordyn Bryant, Kayla Adkins, Caleb Ream and Emma Foley. Aaron Jackson and Blaine Stewart recorded the shut out in goal.
- Madison Cubs baseball will hold its annual golf scramble at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Sunrise Golf Course
The entry fee is $50 per player. If interested call Joe Jenner at (812) 265-5132.
- The Madison Basketball Club will hold third, fourth and fifth grade boys basketball team tryouts next month.
Third grade tryouts will be 5-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 and 24 at Anderson Elementary. For more info, call coach Kevin Orrill at (812) 599-0460 or Michael Roark at (812) 599-3772.
Fourth grade tryouts will be 6:30-8 p.m. on Oct. 22 and 24 at Anderson Elementary. For more info, call coach Josh Scroggins at (812) 599-0460 or Michael Roark at (812) 599-3772.
Fifth grade tryouts will be 5-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 23 at Anderson Elementary. For more info, call Michael Roark at (812) 599-3772.
Cost to tryout for either team is $60 per player and must be paid before player can try out. Money will be refunded if the player is not chosen for the team.