Middle School Football: Ringgold, CVMS capture NGAC division titles
The Ringgold Tigers completed a 6-0 regular season with a dominating 54-0 win over previously once beaten LaFayette this past Thursday.
Malachi Hill had an 83-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a 65-yard TD run. Kori Dumas scored on runs of 8, 27 and 28 yards. Kyle White had a 19yard TD and three 2-point conversions and Mason Parker had a 5-yard TD run and a conversion run.
On defense, Hill and Aaron Elswick had interceptions, while Brandon Orman recovered a fumble.
Ringgold, the East Division champs, will host Rossville, the No. 2 seed from the West, this Thursday in an NGAC semifinal. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m.
LaFayette 34, Dade County 14
Last Monday, the Ramblers (4-2) picked up a win in Trenton. The game was a make-up game for a rained out date earlier this season.
Jaylon Ramsey needed just nine carries to cover 218 yards as he scored on runs of 20, 95 and 5 yards. He also added a 59-yard punt return for a score. Austin Tucker scored on a 1-yard plunge, while Jacob Zwiger and Dawson Pendergrass caught conversion passes from Cade Fisher and Hayden Rainwater.
Jacob Moses anchored the defense with 15 tackles. Tucker had 13 tackles, while Ross Martin came up with 10 stops. Fisher added an interception on defense.
Gordon Lee 30, Saddle Ridge 6
Nate Dunfee had 144 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 17 carries as the Trojans (2-4) closed out the
season with a win over the Mustangs.
Kade Cowan added 74 yards on six carries with a score and a conversion run. Conner Whitman had a 2-yard TD run with a conversion and Zane Blaylock threw for a conversion pass.
Cowan anchored the defense with eight tackles, followed by Whitman with six. Blaylock and Hunter Stephens each had four.
Kevin Kremb scored the lone touchdown for the Mustangs (0-7).
Chattanooga Valley 40, Rossville 14
The Eagles (5-1) claimed the NGAC West Division title with a big win over the Bulldogs (5-1) as Dillon Shropshire scored four times, three rushing and one receiving. Jakobe Turner added a pair of TD’s in the win.
Lamarcus Bailey, Logan Montgomery, Jacob Klein and Johnathan Woodall all racked up multiple sacks and forced fumbles throughout the game for CVMS defense.
Chattanooga Valley will open the NGAC playoffs this Thursday (Oct. 12) against Heritage at Ridgeland High School. The game will kick off at 5 p.m. Rossville will travel to East champion Ringgold, who is undefeated on the season.