• On Sept. 10, the eighth grade Oakridge Middle School football team started off the season with a loss to York, 27-0. The defense gave up one touchdown per quarter, and two of those scores were due to a missed tackle followed by a long run.
The Golden Eagle defense had two long drives. Dalton Eddington had several tackles and one interception. Heze Massey and Blake Keffer each broke up a few deep passes. Antonio Mitchell had a handful of tackles, and Drew Brightman, Hunter Holland and Dalyn Garrett had a few tackles of their own, while also giving the opposing quarterback a lot of pressure.
Offensively, the team struggled. The Cougars’ front seven were smaller than Oakridge players, but were always able to get a defensive stop. Heze Massey had two catches for 21 yards, both thrown by Blake Keffer. Andres Dalton ran hard on the night for the Golden Eagles.
• The seventh grade team defeated York 34-24 Sept. 10.
had three touchdowns,Zion Robbins
had one touchdown and a 2-point PAT,Hayden Johnson
had one touchdown andAntiqoun Beatty
a 2-point PAT.Blackmon Huckabee
threw for two scores, one for a TD and the other for a PAT. Drew threw the other PAT.
The defense forced York to turn the ball over on downs several times. Hayden got his score on a stripped take away running for 40-yard touchdown.
• On Sept. 11, the eighth grade volleyball team fell short to Springfield, losing the first set 25-27 and the second set 19-25.Adrienne Erhnschwender
consistently led the team in all areas, playing strong defensively, as well as being the top servers of the game.Jamie Allen
and Tiffany had an excellent game at the net with multiple spikes and kills.Sophia Sprouse
played a strong game at setter.
• On Sept. 11, the seventh grade volleyball team defeated Springfield Middle. After losing the first set 25-10, the girls won the last two 25-22 and 15-8.Brooklyn Gunn
had an excellent day attacking and serving the ball.Maggie Wilson, Dakota Peter and Molly Pettus
played a strong defense, passing the ball well.