The Claiborne Youth Football Conference hosted Talbott’s teams for three games of youth football fun and a very emotional breast cancer survivors and memorial tribute. The event took place on a cool and breezy Oct. 8 afternoon and night. The players were trimmed in pink as a means of showing support for the cause and the CYFC teams were able to win two of the three games played.
First on the field were the two Grasscutter teams. The Bulldogs and Titans were in a battle in which the respective defenses shined early. The majority of the second quarter was the same way until Claiborne scored on a big run by Neil Bunch. The point after failed but the Bulldogs finally had points on the board and the lead, 6-0. The half ended with the same score on the board and when the second half began the Bulldogs recovered a fumble on the kickoff.
Kole Carter then scored but the point after try was no good leaving the score at 12-0. The hit of the game belonged to Jaden Pearman who absolutely crushed a Talbott ball carrier and gave his team a huge lift. The hit inspired the defense to play better and stopped Talbott as the third quarter was ending.
Neil Bunch opened the fourth quarter up by scoring his second TD of the day and Eli Reed was able to complete the point after making the score 19-0. Kole Carter made a touchdown saving tackle during the middle of the fourth but on the final play of the game the Titans found the end zone to prevent the Bulldogs shutout. The final score was 19-6.
The 2016 Claiborne Bulldogs Grasscutter team consists of: Kole Carter, Chase Bussell, Brady Rosenbalm, Harrison Whitaker, Eli Reed. Lane Epperson, Nate Carmack, Neil Bunch, Robbie Buchanan, Jayden Tindall, Braden Boyd, Jason Parker, Ryan Leonard, Jaden Pearman, Tyler Evans, Ilijah Ford, King Divine, Jackson Goins, Jacob Quick, Daniel Loop, Wyatt Hall, Douglas Raney, Cooper Harrison, Caleb Cupp, Riley Carmack and R.J. Quick.
The 2016 Grasscutters cheer team includes: Emme Rasnic, Serenity Divine, Cloey Carmack, Raelynn Simmons, Ella Poore, Mahkaylah Lester, Whitney Hall, Kaylee Goins, Jalyn Pearman and Lily Seals.
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