Alexander Central 27
South Caldwell 14
The Cougars dominated the second half Friday night and earned a win over South Caldwell.
The game started with South on offense but forced to punt. The snap sailed over the punter’s head and Garrison Millsaps recovered it in the end zone for the score. Corey Lawson’s kick put the Blue and Gold on top 7-0, less than two minutes into the game.
South would struggle on offense again and was forced to punt. The Cougars fumbled and Dezmond Hacket scooped it up and ran 18 yards for a touchdown tying the game at 7 despite neither offense having scored.
Garrett Ashley would score from 5 yards for the Spartans and with 1:14 remaining in the opening quarter, South led 14-7.
Alexander Central would pull even when QB Tanner Moore ran in from 10 yards with 4:02 left in the first half.
On the first possession of the second half, AC went 70 yards in 6 plays capped by freshman Sawyer Chapman-Mays plunging into the end zone from 6 yards. It was 21-14 and the Alexander Central defense was starting to clamp down on the South Caldwell running and passing game.
ACHS would put the game away with 11:23 remaining, Sawyer Chapman-Mays 1 yard score made it 27-14 after the PAT failed.
The Cougars out gained South 265-194.
Sawyer Chapman Mays rush for 103 yards on 22 bruising carries and a pair of touchdowns. Nate Erkman led the Blue and Gold defense with 10 tackles including a tackle for loss.
South’s Anderson Raynor was 10-17 for 125 yards passing. Tyler Eggers caught 8 passes for 125 yards.
Alexander Central improves to 4-4 and 2-1 in Northwestern Conference play. South drops to 4-4 and 0-3.