Another week, another strong showing for the London Middle School football teams.
The London Middle School seventh grade football team traveled to Whitehall Monday, Sept. 11, and downed the host Rams 20-6.
On the last play of the first quarter, Brady Carter ripped the ball from a Whitehall runner and raced 40 yards for the game’s first score. On the first drive of the third quarter Carter ran 42 yards for his second score of the day, and with his 2-point conversion run, the Red led 14-0.
Sean Johns ran 42 yards for London’s final touchdown. Whitehall added a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, but the Raiders finished off the game with the victory.
Johns was London’s leading rusher with 53 yards and Carter passed for 18 yards. Averie Clifton was strong on defense with 11 tackles, including two for losses. Johns added seven tackles for the Raiders.
The seventh grade Raiders are now 2-0-1 for the season and plays host to Teays Valley Monday, starting at 5 p.m.
In the second game, the London Middle School eighth grade team overwhelmed the Rams by a score of 44-6. London raced to a 30-0 lead at halftime, and the second half was played under the OHSAA running clock rule.
Antwuan Burns scored three rushing touchdowns, and caught a 59-yard touchdown pass from Dylan Combs. Combs also passed to Isaiah Jones for a 20-yard touchdown and scored on a 65-yard run. Burns scored four extra points and Combs added a 2-point conversion.
Burns amassed 193 yards on just 14 carries and Combs passed for 107 yards.
Burns had nine tackles, including a noteworthy five and a half for losses. His brother, Antonio Burns, chipped in with five tackles including three for losses. Brady Fisher tackled a Rams ball carrier in his end zone for a safety.
The London Middle School eighth graders stretched their record to 3-0 with the victory, and play Teays Valley Monday after the seventh grade game.
Jim Smith is a contribuitor for The Madison Press.