SPJH football battles Wildcats
The South Putnam Eagles junior high football team split wins against the South Vermillion Wildcats on Wednesday night
The seventh grade defeated the Wildcats 26-0 to improve to 7-1.
"The defense was once again outstanding and was led by a tremendous run stopping effort by the defensive line and linebackers, the secondary also played the pass very well, especially Tyler Neumann," said head coach Nathan Mullis.
On offense, the Eagles were led by Braden Patrick who scored two touchdowns. Wes Riner scored a touchdown, and Rudy Harris had a punt return for a touchdown.
The eighth grade defeated the Wildcats to improve to 2-6 on the season.
"It was one of their best played games of the season, the defense played every down hard and came away with four turnovers and a shutout," said Mullis.
Jeffery Freeman led the way on defense with three sacks and a fumble recovery.
On offense, Brandon Smith had a touchdown at the goal line. Lewie Knoy had a touchdown on a reverse near the goal line. And Tanner Thompson put the game away late in the fourth quarter with a powering 50-yard touchdown run.
"The coaches were very proud of the efforts of both teams tonight and hope that this momentum can carry into our match-up with Greencastle on Monday," said Mullis.
The Eagles travel to Greencastle on Monday to take on the GMS Tiger Cubs starting at 5:30 p.m.