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Monday, March 26, 2012

GridIron Alumni Football Game 1 Recap in Savannah Georgia

A great job by Dean Moesch of Moesch Media recapping the GridIron Alumni Football games this past weekend. It was a great turnout by Savannah, and the excitement was in the air. Enjoy Deans take on the first game on Friday night at Garden City Stadium, Calvary Alumni vs. Richmond Hill Alumni.

Calvary Alumni 19, Richmond Hill Alumni 7
By Dean Moesch 3/23/2012

The Prep Sports Report was on hand last night for the game and here are some of the highlights:

On the first pass of the Game from Calvary, Richmond Hill's Chris Cowart intercepted the ball with 13:35 left in the first quarter. After a couple of nice passes from Lance Warren and a few runs from his backs, the Wildcats found themselves knocking on the doo...r with a first and ten from the Calvary 5 yard line. However, the Cavalier defense stepped up with an amazing goal line stand.

Both sides had a few drives stalled and then Richmond Hill shanked a 8 yard punt on their own 12 giving the Cavaliers the ball at the Wildcats 20. A few RH penalties and a couple of hard runs later, Derrick Adams found the end-zone on a 2 yard run to make it 7-0 Calvary with 1:35 remaining in the 1st half and going to halftime it would remain Calvary 7, Richmond Hill 0.

One the opening kickoff of the second half, Richmond Hill's Xavier Owens brought it back 75 yards for a touchdown tying the score at 7-7.

On their next drive, Calvary's quarterback Baker Woodward ran a well executed offense and had great runs from his backs Hunter Smoak, Nick Grassi, Daniel Grassi, and Adams and found themselves knocking on the door again. However, they were stopped on fourth down by the Wildcats defense, led by Glazer, who made many tackles on the evening.

Warren and the Wildcats took advantage of this stop and drove down inside Calvary's red zone only to have their scoring opportunity taken away as Calvary's Leslie Hewitt's fumble recovery ended their drive on the 18 yard line.

On the ensuing Calvary drive, Woodward and his squad brought out some trickery as Craig Thomas' halfback pass found Ryan Claus in the end zone for a 38 yard touchdown strike, making it 13-7 after the PAT failed.

The trick plays continued as Calvary dialed up an onside kick after the touchdown and recovered the ball near midfield. A few plays later, Stephen Miros ran off the right side for a touchdown making it 19-7.

The final quarter consisted of drives that were stalled and the Cavaliers of Calvary Day School went on to win their first alumni game 19-7.

The crowd was awesome as they cheered on their teams and stuck out periods of rain throughout the contest.

Demarcus Dobbs, a Calvary graduate and current San Francisco 49er, was on hand for the coin toss, and Jamaire Aikens and Dave Dauphinee were honorary coaches for the Cavaliers. Great job by both teams for putting on an exciting and tough fought game.

Thanks goes to Chris Hall from Gridiron Alumni for putting on such a wonderful event!

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