On the run

Hunt's 82-yard run lifts Rams to first win of ' 08 sea­son

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What a dif­fer­ence a year makes. Af­ter drop­ping a tough loss to Al­covy to open the 2008 sea­son, New­ton re­sponded Satur­day night as they picked up their first win of the sea­son with a 22-15 victory over McIn­tosh at Sharp Sta­dium.

Af­ter Al­covy and East­side both earned vic­to­ries to start the sea­son, New­ton made sure each team in the county was in the win col­umn with a solid team rush­ing ef­fort and timely de­fen­sive plays.

“There is a dif­fer­ent feel­ing in our camp right now,” head coach Nick Collins said. “It’s dif­fer­ent when you go out hop­ing to win than when you go out ex­pect­ing to win.”

Akeem Hunt had 108 yards in­clud­ing 82 of them on a key touch­down run that put the Rams up two scores late in the game.

The Rams, led by quar­ter­back Demetrius McCray and a slew of nim­ble run­ning backs, scored two first-half touch­downs and led 15-0 at half­time.

Bat­ter­ing Ram:

An­thony Banks/The Cov­ing­ton News

Akeem Hunt (1) breaks a tackle in New­ton's 22-15 win over McIn­tosh Satur­day at Sharp Sta­dium. The Rams im­proved to 1-1 on the young sea­son and will face county foe East­side Fri­day at 7:30 p.m. at Sharp.

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