The London Middle School football teams traveled to Chillicothe Tuesday and came back with mixed results.
The London Middle School seventh grade Red Raiders football team traveled to Chillicothe and came away with an 8-8 tie. The clock ran out on the Red with a fourth down coming up and the ball on the Cavs 5-yard line.
The two teams were evenly matched. The Raiders got the first score on a 39-yard scoring pass from Brady Carter to Tim Seagle on the first play of the fourth quarter. The 2-point conversion was good as Jacob Payne hauled in a pass.
Chillicothe had been ineffective all evening long, but responded with a three play, 65 yard touchdown drive. The two point try was good and the score was knotted at 8-8.
London started an 11-play drive at the 6:51 point in the fourth quarter, only to have the clock run out with it at the Cavs 5- yard line.
Carter was London’s leading rusher with 64 yards, he also threw for 63 yards and a TD. Tim Seagle caught five passes for 49 yards and the TD.
Averie Clifton led the defense with four tackles. Carter, Haley Leach and Landon Gregory had three apiece.
The London Middle School seventh graders are now 1-0-1 on the season and play Monday, Sept. 11 at Whitehall, starting at 5 p.m.
The London Middle School eighth grade Raiders easily handled the Cavaliers 36-6.
In the first quarter Dylan Combs scored on a 20-yard run and Antwuan Burns caught a 3-yard pass from Combs to take a 14-0 lead.
In the second quarter Carson Greenhill hauled in a 21-TD pass from Combs and Burns scored again on a 2-yard run. With the 2-point conversion catch by Ayden Cooper the halftime score was 30-6 London.
Greenhill scored again on a 7-yard rushing TD early in the third quarter and the 30-point running clock went into effect for the rest of the game.
Combs led the Red in rushing with 82 yards and in passing with 122 yards. Burns caught four passes for 75 yards.
On the defensive side, Burns rounded out a fine night with eight tackles. Greenhill had six tackles and Richard Dodson, Roman Archer and Trey Russell had four apiece.
The eighth grade Raiders are now 2-0 and face Whitehall on the road Monday, following the seventh grade game.