Pied­mont posts 20th con­sec­u­tive win in rout of Oneonta

Se­nior QB Hayes goes over 3,000 ca­reer rush­ing yards

Cherokee County Herald - - SPORTS - By Al Muske­witz

“T h a t ’s a good thing, I’m proud I’ve achieved that, but I don’t re­ally look at that kind of stuff,” Hayes said. “We’ve got the long­est win­ning streak in the state. We’re go­ing to keep this thing rolling. Five more games and we’ll be back-to-back state champs.”

That road starts next week in their play­off opener against Holly Pond (6-4), the No. 4 team from Re­gion 6, at the Field of Cham­pi­ons. The Bull­dogs are 23-8 in the play­offs un­der Smith.

Lee Stan­ley scored Pied­mont’s first two touch­downs on runs of 4 and 2 yards.

Car­davion My­ers re­placed Hayes at quar­ter­back to start the sec­ond half. He broke off a 57-yard touch­down run on the Bull­dogs’ first pos­ses­sion and later re­turned the kick­off af­ter an Oneonta field goal 83 yards for an­other score.

“He did a great job when he had a chance with the ball in his hand,” Smith said. “Very for­tu­nate to have some­body there, a ca­pa­ble guy, who can come in and get some reps.”

Oneonta had mi­nus-11 yards rush­ing and 2 yards to­tal and only two first downs (both by penalty) be­fore Colton Walker broke off a 51-yard run on the first play of its sec­ond pos­ses­sion of the third quar­ter. And even on that play Kae­don Jenk­ins ran the run­ner down from be­hind to pre­vent a touch­down.

The Red­skins scored their only touch­down in the fourth quar­ter when Sin­cere Baker went 99 yards against the Pied­mont re­serves. They finished the sea­son with a fiveg­ame los­ing streak.


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