Tigers defeat Cass in scrimmage, 21-7
Sidnee Johnson led a potent Adairsville Tigers’ offensive attack to a 21-7 scrimmage victory over Cass Friday night at Adairsville. Johnson (photo left) scored on a 25-yard run on the Tigers’ first possession just five minutes into the game. C.J. Jackson added the PAT that gave Adairsville a 7-0 lead.
Junior quarterback Roger Redd, (photo right) in his first high school football appearance at any level, gave Tigers’ head coach Eric Bishop a solid performance also.
Cass senior running back James Darns (photo below) dashed 40 yards on the initial play of the second quarter and sophomore Anthony Robledo knotted the score at 7-7 with a PAT.
Adairsville scored twice in the second period, including a Redd to Marquel Lane 48-yard slant pass with just over a minute left in the first half that made it 21-7 with the kick. Cass added a touchdown with the younger kids in the second half that was not part of the recorded score in the scrimmage format.
“We had a good first half,” Bishop said. “Our kids played well. We made some mistakes, but avoided having penalties. We’ll get a good look at everyone now in film sessions and get to work on those adjustments at practice.” “Adairsville’s got a good team and they’ve got something special with Johnson,” said Cass head coach Bobby Hughes.
Hughes was also encouraged by his own team’s efforts. “We played really hard. The offense played well and we rushed it pretty well.” said Hughes. “We feel like we left some points on the field with a couple of little mistakes and we had a couple of issues on defense that we’ll get corrected. Overall, we got good effort and we’ll get back after it on Monday.”
Adairsville opens the official regular season Friday at Ridgeland. Kickoff set for 7:30pm
Cass opens its season August 28 at home against Cartersville. Kickoff 7:30pm.
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