Pig Skin Classic RECAPS! 12u Sandy Creek UPSETS North Clayton Red ; 8u CP Ravens hold off Rattlers
December 8, 2011By Kristopher Gordon of D1Spects Nation
Atlanta, GA-- Last weekend was a eventful weekend of football, as we witness the 8u Georgia Rattlers fall victim to the Central Park Ravens, while the 12u Sandy Creek Patriots pulled off an upset over the 10-0 North Clayton Eagles Red!
Central Park Ravens use Defense to hold off Rattlers in OT!
Central Park Ravens 20 Georgia Rattlers 13
The Georgia Rattlers were coming off an emotional overtime win over the Warner Robins Patriot. Still feeling the momentum, the Rattlers used their defense to strike first with a 50 yard fumble recovery early in the game. However, the Ravens would regroup and get behind the legs of #4 Damian Fair Jr while quarterback #2 Micheal Gibbs would punch into the end-zone. After a defensive standstill Rattlers' Alee Raley would score late in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime. In overtime the Ravens would turn to their Tournament MVP Micheal Gibbs who would punch in two incredible runs, for the score then let the Defense carry them to the championship by forcing a three and out.
Tournament MVP Michael Gibbs (Right)
12u Championship Game
Sandy Creek Patriots 20 North Clayton Eagles (Red) 7
Coming into the Pig-Skin Classic the North Clayton Eagles were unbeaten and the heavily favored team. The Eagles were fired up on defense led by the outstanding play of Jalen Daniels. On offense the Eagles would turn to the legs of Lassiter Ramon who would put his team up early with a 10 yard touchdown run. However the Patriots would turn to Dreyzn Parson who had a few tricks of his own. Parson dazzled the fans with strong runs, would score for the Patriots with time ticking down in the second half.
Early in the second half, the Patriots would turn up their defense and cause a early fumble. While Tony Evans would set the tone on offense, and Parson would again pound the ball for the Patriots to take the lead 12-7. Then after stopping the Eagles on their next possession, Parson would electrify the fans with a 66 punt return to increase the Patriots lead.
Sandy Creek Patriots Head Coach Gayle told his team "It's mental! its mental! And we have them right where we want them. We can't go out there and give them a big play. Championship football!"
The team would hear the words loud and clear with Evans getting an interception and the Patriots would eventually put the game away 20-7.
Pig Skin Classic MVP # 2 Dreyzn Parson.
Patriots MVPS #7 Tony Evans #15 James Hawkins Jr #32 Bryan O'Neal #44 Kyle Carter
Clayton Eagles (RED) MVPS #2 Lassiter Ramon #34 Lorenzo Taylor