Divsion 8 Finals - A Trojan Champion

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Division 8

Crystal Falls Forest Park 22 Fulton-Middleton 14

The first half was a game of field position, won by Crystal Falls Forest Park. Fulton Middleton was on the opposite side of the field only once, and they fumbled away that opportunity at the CFFP six yard line. The one bright spot for the Pirates was running back Clevelyn Jefferson who rushed for 80 yards in the first half, including a very nice 27 yard scamper with two minutes left in the half. The lone score in the first 24 minutes was a 2 yard run by Kyle LaVacque.

Fulton Middleton kicked off to start the second half and Fred Hubbard returned the ball 40 yards to the Pirates 31 yard line. LaVacque had some tough running on that drive before getting roughed up while converting a long third down attempt. He would not return to the game. That drive ended in a touchdown by Josh Siler who replaced the injured LaVacque. CFFP Trojans held the ball for slightly over five minutes on the drive and the two point conversion was good to put them up 14-0 with six and a half remaining in the third quarter. Fulton Middleton struck back with a long touchdown Ben Weber (48 yards). With the momentum shifting, Crystal Falls completed a few long passes to keep spirits up. On third and one, Fred Hubbard ran in a 21 yard touchdown and with no kicker, the two point attempt (a halfback pass, was compete to Luke Woolley. F-M answered back to pull within 8, but that was as close as they got. In the end, it was the ball control by Crystal Falls Forest Park that kept a good Fulton Middleton off the field and off the scoreboard. The two teams drove on each other but Crystal Falls was the only team to sustain their drive. To end the game, they drove down most of the field and ran out the clock.

Interesting Game Points: CFFP quarterback Kyle Roberts was also the kicker and the starting defensive end. They were one of the best tackling teams I’ve seen in quite some time. Clevelyn Jefferson was very close to breaking a few long runs, but he was kept in check by a great defensive effort by the state champion Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans. Clevelyn Jefferson ended the game with 97 yards on 22 carries.