ALCOVY vs NEWTON
The Newton Rams and Alcovy Tigers faced off against each other Saturday night in a spring football culminating spring game at Sharp Stadium.
Thanks to a new allowance by the Georgia High School Association, schools are now able to schedule opponents from other schools in spring games to end the two week spring football period.
Because of the rain, the game which was scheduled for a 6 p.m. start, didn’t begin until almost 7:30. Newton dominated the first half, beginning with an 18 yard touchdown pass from Myron Middlebrooks to Nuru Tinch to give Newton a 7-0 score.
After a quick three-and-out for Alcovy, Newton tailback Adarius Thomas capped sixplay, 65-yard drive with a five yard scoring scamper to push the score to 14-0.
Alcovy’s offense couldn’t get untracked once again, registering its second straight three-and-out. After the Tigers’ punt, Middlebrooks took the ball around left end and darted for the end zone, stretching the ball across the goal line after a 23 yard touchdown run.
On Newton’s next drive, the Middlebrooks would connect with Thomas for a three yard scoring toss, giving Newton a 27-0 lead at halftime, which came right before our press time deadline.
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Above: Adarius Thomas scampers away from an Alcovy tackler during Saturday night’s spring game.
Right: Newton quarterback Myron Middlebrooks sprints his way toward the corner of the endzone.
Left: Alcovy quarterback Cameron Anderson gets ready to launch a pass.