SPEEDWAY -- It was a perfect end to a perfect season Wednesday night, as the Greencastle Middle School eighth grade team defeated Speedway, who had also entered the action unbeaten, 14-8.
Trailing 8-0 at the half, the Tiger Cubs shut out the Sparkplug in the second half. They scored with less than a minute to go on third, on a 25-yard pass from a fourth-and-12.
Speedway drove the length of the field and then turned the ball over on downs to the Cubs. GHS had a 60-yard run that got them to the one-yard line. They punched it in with1:21 to go in the contest.
A defensive stand sealed the victory for GHS.
The Tiger Cubs finish the season 9-0 and head into their high school careers showing a lot of promise.
"Our eighth grade team has won a lot of close, hard-fought games this season," said coach Jarrod Duff. "Undefeated seasons don't happen very often, so they should really feel good about how they went about things this season."
It was a slightly tougher night for the GMS seventh graders, as they fell to Sparkplugs 36-6, bringing their final record to 5-3-1.
"I was also pleased with our seventh grade team this season. We ended the year with a couple of tough losses, but this team really came a long way from the beginning of the season," Duff concluded.