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Swann powers Purple past FCS
Sep 06, 2012 12:00 am
From staff reports
WATERTOWN — Brady Swann scored all four Watertown touchdowns Tuesday night to propel the Purple Tigers past Friendship Christian 30-18 at Robinson Stadium.
Swann scored on first-quarter passes of 20 and 30 yards from Seth Price, a 70-yard jet sweep in the third which put the Purple Tigers ahead to stay 24-18 and a 30-yard run in the fourth as Watertown improved to 3-2. Price ran for a pair of two-point conversions and slotback Vonta Bates one.
Swann ran for 140 yards on 13 carries. Price completed 5 of 8 passes for 80 yards while running back/defensive end Tyriq Love notched 60 yards on nine carries and a pair of sacks on defense. Defensive tackle Rusty Staats totaled 10 tackles and linebacker Austin Mansfield recovered a fumble.
The Commanders climbed to within 8-6 on running back Samuel Hollis' 30-yard catch out of the backfield.
Trailing 16-6 to open the second half, Friendship scored twice to go in front 18-16 as tailback Spencer Burge bolted for a 50-yard scoring run and Hollis a 2-yarder.
Watertown was coming off a 26-6 home win over Gordonsville last Tuesday. The Purple Tigers will go on the road to Monterey next Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff at Burks Middle.
Golden Bears blank Antioch
ANTIOCH — Mt. Juliet held Antioch to 3 yards of total offense in a 34-0 shutout Tuesday night.
The Golden Bears scored a touchdown and two-point conversion in every quarter and converted a safety to improve to 5-0.
Tailback Rashad Robertson opened the scoring with a 30-yard run. Wingback Cory Lewis swept for two points.
Lewis scored on a 28-yard sweep in the second quarter. Quarterback Joey Hayes hit wide receiver Jared White with a two-point pass for a 16-0 halftime lead.
Wingback J.R. Sanders scored on an 18-yard touchdown run up the middle, followed by Robertson's two-point run.
White, playing defensive end, made it 26-0 by sacking Antioch's quarterback in the end zone for a safety.
Fullback Tony Thompson closed the scoring with a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Trey Pruitt punched in the final two-point conversion on a bootleg.
Mt. Juliet also got a fumble in the second quarter when nose guard Austin Downing knocked the ball loose and defensive end Zach McConnell recovered for the Golden Bears.
MJ will travel to Wilson Central to take on Southside at 6 p.m. next Tuesday.