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October 13, 2013

Valley Point wins behind Hughes’ 5 TDs

Harrison Hughes threw four touchdown passes and caught another to lead Valley Point Middle School’s eighth-grade football team to a 43-14 win over visiting Eastbrook this past Thursday.

Andrew Sowder hauled in two of the scoring passes from Hughes, while Porter Johnson and Kalum Kirksey each had one. Johnson also threw a touchdown pass to Oscar Gonzalez. Hughes was on the other end of a touchdown pass fro Damian Bradshaw, who also rushed for a score.

Simon Martell’s lone extra point completed the scoring for the Green Waves (4-1-1), while Jacob Wyatt had an interception and Seth Barnett, James Brock, Gonzalez, Kirksey and Jorge Romero contributed to a strong defensive effort.

Eastbrook’s two touchdowns came on kickoff returns. Individual statistics for the Mustangs (0-6) were not reported by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.

• The North Georgia Middle School Athletic League playoffs begin this week with semifinal matchups.

In seventh-grade competition, second-seeded Gladden (4-2) hosts third-seeded Westside (4-2) at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Murray County High School’s Murray Field in one semifinal. In the other, No. 4 seed Eastbrook (3-2-1) takes on top seed Bagley (4-1-1) at 5 p.m. Thursday at North Murray High School’s Mountaineer Stadium.

In eighth-grade competition, fourth-seeded New Hope (3-3) is at top-seeded Westside (6-0) at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. No. 3 seed Gladden (3-2-1) travels to No. 2 seed Valley Point (4-1-1) for a 6 p.m. matchup the same day.

Baylor eighth grade 9, Dalton 6: Caleb Ramsey’s 17-yard touchdown run was the lone score for the Cougars (3-3), who put together a strong defensive effort as they closed the season with a road loss this past Wednesday in Chattanooga.

Area middle school results are published on Mondays and Thursdays in The Daily Citizen. Coaches should send information to sports@daltoncitizen.com, with the final score, outstanding performers, team’s win-loss record and date and location of the competition included in the report.

Events that take place on Monday and Tuesday must be received by noon Wednesday for publication; events that take place on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday must be received by noon Sunday for publication. Events reported after the deadline or without complete information may not be published.

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