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