High School Football Monday Night Edition:Smith Golden Eagles top Southern Guilford Storm , 16-8

Final from Claude Manzi Stadium, on the Ben L. Smith High School campus:
Ben L. Smith 16, Southern Guilford 8
Smith(2-5/1-3)SG(3-4/2-2)
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Smith gets the football to begin the game, and Ben L. Smith can not move the ball, and they punt it over to Southern Guilford…SG gets some good runs from Rydell Herbin and Jamias Ferere, but Jamari Coles gets a sack for the Smith defense and Jhulon Hayden comes up with a pass breakup for Smith…Smith is getting great defensive line coaching from former Ben L. Smith and Hampton University defensive lineman, Desmond “Chunky” Sturdivant….Desmond doing a great job coaching up these Ben L. defensive linemen…Smith really can’t any offense going, but then Smith QB Caesar hits his wide receiver, C.J. Neeley on a 75-yard pass play for a Ben L. Smith touchdown….Caesar runs for the successful two-point conversion and Smith takes an 8-0 lead over Southern Guilford, with 3:19 left in the first quarter…Smith 8, Southern Guilford 0

After the Ben L. kickoff to SG, Southern gets a couple of first down runs from RB Herbin, and QB Ferere…
We get to the end of the First Quarter and our score is:Smith 8, Southern Guilford 0

Smith with the ball in the second quarter of play, and Smith gets a big run from Dequaceion Ceasar, then Smith gets another first down run from Jamari Coles..SG gets a pass breakup on defense from Rydell Herbin…Then on a pass intended for Smith’s Isaiah Mayes, SG gets called for pass interference and Ben L. has another first down…

SG gets the ball back on offense and the Storm gets a 15-yard run from Herbin, and then five more yards on the run, from Herbin..Jayden White picks up a first down for SG, on a two-yard run…Southern fumbles the football and Smith recovers the fumble, as the Golden Eagles Rakeem Smith gets his hands on the football..Smith recovers and Ben L. is overall, in control, in this football game…Southern will not go home, and they keep on cracking into the Smith defense, but Smith gets a big defensive stop/tackle from Ty’Wan Suggs…Ferere hist Herbin on a first down pass for SG, and then Smith’s Julian Hayden comes up with a key defensive pass breakup for the Golden Eagles…Jalon Williams gets a huge interception for Smith and then the Southern Guilford Storm come up with a big goal line stand, to keep Smith out of the end zone, stopping Ben L. on the one-yard line, as the first half comes to a close…
Halftime:Smith 8, Southern Guilford 0

Third Quarter action and Lajhonta Williamson comes up with a big tackle for Smith and then Jerron Cooper makes a big catch for Southern, hauling in a 48-yard pass from Jamias Ferere…Then SG gets a five-yard touchdown run from Ferere and Ferere also converts the two-point conversion run, and now our score is all tied up, Southern Guilford 8, Smith 8, with 8:31 remaining in the third quarter..

Smith comes up with a big pass reception by Darius Cross on a pass from Jaiden Carr, and then C.J. Neeley takes off on a nice run for Smith…Smith QB Carr connects with Ronnie Crump on a 30-yard pass for another Smith Golden Eagles touchdown and Jaiden Carr finds Isaiah Mayse open on the two-point conversion pass play, and now Smith has a lead of 16-8, over the Southern Guilford Storm…The score comes with 6:33 left in the third quarter…Smith recovers an SG fumble, as Jalon Williams gets the fumble recovery for Ben L. Smith…C.J. Neeley takes off on a 61-yard TD run for Smith, but this one is coming back, due to holding on Smith…Brian Graham intercepts a pass for Southern and takes it back for a touchdown, but this play is called back, due to an illegal block in the back on the return…Lots of turnovers in this game, and the majority of them are hurting Southern Guilford…

The INT by Graham stands, but the TD is wiped off of the board…SG gest a 10-yard run from Denhym Johnson, and the a first down run by Ferere, and then Johnson goes for 26 yards and SG has the ball at the Smith 3-yard line…Behind the defense of Jamari Coles and others, the Smith defense stands tall and SG gets stuck/stopped on 4th and goal at the Smith 3-yard line and Smith takes over as the fourth quarter gets rolling…
End of the third quarter:Smith 16, Southern Guilford 8

Fourth quarter and Jamari Coles is on the run for Smith, Smith gets a QB keeper from their backup QB Jaiden Carr, still on and now at the controls for Smith’s QB, Dequaceion Ceasar…After SG gets the ball back again, Southern gets two first down runs from QB Ferere, and then Ferere hits James Squires for a first down pass and it is first and goal again for SG…Smith gang tackles SG and SG comes up short on an incomplete pass on third down, and then Smith gets a game-closer as Ty’Wan Suggs picks off SG’s QB Ferere,
but Smith can’t run out the clock yet and it will take another Smith interception of Ferere, this one by C.J. Neeley to seal the game, and that is what Smith does, the Golden Eagles hold off the SG Storm, and Smith runs out the clock, winning this football game, 16-8…
Final Score from Ben L. Smith High School:Smith 16, Southern Guilford 8

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