Author: Mitzi Neely

Panthers defeat the Roughnecks 38-20

By Trinity Noll & Kiah Coomes The eighth grade Roughnecks suffered a 38-20 loss at the hands of the Spring Hill Panthers. “We played our hearts out,” Coach Jamie Salter said. “Our boys stood toe to toe with a well coached football team. Spring Hill took an early 6-0 lead, but the ‘Necks answered back when running back Dyllon Heist found the endzone for the score.  White Oak’s defense forced a Panther turnover and the Roughnecks marched back down the field with quarterback Landyn Grant punching it in for the touchdown. Heist added the two point conversion and put...

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Seventh Grade ‘Necks tie Spring Hill 28-28

By Chloe Bates, Alexis Henson, Avery Spencer The seventh grade White Oak Roughnecks tied the Spring Hill Panthers 28-28 last Thursday night. The game played at Panther Stadium saw the two teams go back and forth through four quarters of play. Leading scorer for the night was quarterback Will Young, who finished with two rushing touchdowns and two, two-point conversions. He also contributed 125 yards rushing and 60 yards passing. “Spring Hill was a very solid team,”Coach Ron Boyett said. ”We needed to play someone good after playing New Diana. Good teams force you to step up and compete...

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Eighth Grade ‘Necks Roll Over the Eagles 30-8 in Season Opener

The eighth grade Roughnecks kicked off their season with 30-8 win over the New Diana Eagles last Thursday night. Leading the way for the Roughnecks was Dyllon Heist with two rushing touchdowns. Heist also carried 15 times for 125 yards. In the first quarter, quarterback, Landyn Grant successfully completed one rushing touchdown, with two, two-point conversions. He was nine for five for 90 yards, and completed three rushes for 25 yards. Noah Carter added a two point conversion and completed five catches for 90 yards. Mitchel Carter sacked the quarterback, forcing a fumble and recovered it in the endzone for the score. Defensive inside linebacker, Holden Hodges, completed 10 tackles and mad a fumble recovery in the win for the ‘Necks. Luke Baker also forced a fumble against the Eagles.  “We did a lot of good things from an offensive standpoint. Landyn made his reads in the run game and pass game and Heist toted the rock,” Head Coach Jamie Salter said. “We will need to clean some things up on the offensive line to be better prepared for next week. Defensively I thought we ran to the ball well. One thing we must work on is being able to stay locked in and focused when we are...

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Seventh grade ‘Necks kick off season with a win over New Diana

The seventh grade White Oak Roughnecks stomped the New Diana Eagles with a 30-0 win Thursday evening. The Roughnecks are officially 1-0. Will Young contributed three touchdowns with two 2-point conversions, and Dee Williams rushed for one touchdown and added a two point conversion to lead the offense in scoring. Young also rushed for 40 yards, had seven catches for 105 yards. Williams rushed for 125 yards. Gavin Sipes had 45 yards rushing with three catches for 35 yards. Shaw Stevens added two catches for 60 yards. Offensive line standouts were Reyson Gajewski, Brock Reddic, Cade Sullivan, Ryan Owens, Hunter Smith, Kash Ybarbo, and Davis Toliver. Defensively for the ‘Necks, standouts included, Brock Reddic for three tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Reyson Gajewski added another tackle for a loss. Dee Williams, Will Young, and Shawn Stevens each had an interception. “For our first game, I thought we executed well on offense for the most part,” Coach Boyett said, “We had good snaps, blocked well especially on the perimeter, and threw and caught the ball well.” The ‘Necks will travel to Spring Hill next Thursday to take on the Panthers at 5:00...

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