From Staff Reports
In recent middle school football action:
Will Fenton and Dalton Dempsey powered the Fayetteville offense in the 30-point win over Ansted last week.
Fenton scored on a 20-yard run, in addition to tossing a pair of touchdown passes to Dempsey. The first scoring pass covered 60 yards and extended the Pirates’ lead to 22-0 at the end of the first half. Dempsey, who also had a 50-yard TD run in the first half, snared a 55-yard scoring reception from Fenton in the second half.
Fenton ended up with a total of 230 yards passing.
Also for Fayetteville, Jordan Dempsey supplied a 60-yard TD run and C.J. Dooley caught a pair of two-point conversion passes.
The offensive line was led by Bradon Broach, Sammy Pullens, Sammy Criss and Jacob Cox.
The defense was led by fumble recoveries by Trent Pullens, Christian Lively and Micah Bates and an interception by Marcus Lively, as well as contributions from David Gilliam. Dooley had 14 tackles.
FMS plays at Collins tonight.
Valley Middle School posted a 16-14 defeat of Collins Middle Thursday to conclude a campaign during which it posted the best record against county schools after starting the year 0-2. No playoffs will be held for this year’s county teams.
“I am very proud of these kids,” said first-year coach Darren Jones. “They lost the first two games and kept their heads up and just worked harder to win the rest of their games.”
“We had first-and-goal inside the 10 twice and didn’t punch it in,” said Collins coach Bo Morrison. “We had some good drives.”
For the Little Devils, Logan Erickson scored on a 60-yard kick return and Trenton Casto reached paydirt on a 65-yard kick return. Casto passed to Erickson for a two-point conversion.
Billy Peerce had an interception for the CMS defense.
Collins (0-7) hosts Fayetteville Thursday.
In an earlier game, the Greyhounds scored a touchdown in the second half to add to the final cushion after a 14-12 first-half score.
For Fayetteville, Marcus Lively scored on pass completions covering 60 and 55 yards. Will Fenton completed 12 passes for 250 yards. Dalton Dempsey had 115 receiving yards, and Jordan Dempsey had 40 yards rushing.
Leading the offensive line were Bradon Broach, Sammy Pullens, Casey Shelton and Jacob Cox.
Christian Lively led the defense with two fumble recoveries, and Marcus Lively had an interception.
C.J. Dooley and Micah Bates both contributed 10 tackles.
“It was an entertaining and contested game with Valley forcing six turnovers, including four in the second half,” said FMS coach John Mark Kincaid. “Both teams moved the ball up and down the field but both had several turnovers.”