Crumbley’s three touchdown scores lead Red Raiders a step closer to conference title.
There are key match-ups looming in the coming weeks for South Point with unbeaten Charlotte Latin and North Gaston, but the Red Raiders were well aware that they had to take care of the business at hand. Forestview was hungry for their first conference win of the season and the hunger showed early when Jarkeevous Alexander ran the opening kick-off 88 yards for the score. The extra point attempt failed and the Jaguars were up 6-0.
The Red Raiders showed why they are undefeated on their next drive. South Point would answer with a Desmond Lowery 9-yard touchdown run to give the Red Raiders a 7-6 lead. The Jaguars were not fazed and completed a drive of their own capped off by a Preston Lyon 27-yard field-goal.
That would be the end of Forestview’s lead after that. As the Red Raiders Red-bone offense was clicking on all cylinders and Forestview would be plagued by turnovers in the second quarter. Aaron Crumbley closed out the first quarter a touchdown run of 15 yards to make it 14-9 South Point. A Crumbley two-yard run and a Brandon Spencer 20-yard pass from Desmond Lowery would make the score 28-9 at half-time.
The second half did not see as much scoring. South Point did not score again until late in the third quarter with an Aaron Crumbley 4-yard run. The game was pretty much out of reach then. Forestview did score one more touchdown with a Kevin Jeter 4-yard run with just 10 seconds left. That made the final 35-16.
Aaron Crumbley led the Red Raiders with 153 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Jarkeevous Alexander led Forestview with 141 yards on the ground and the opening kick-off return for the touchdown.
“We moved the ball well. Thanks to the offense” Said South Point coach John Devine “The guys upfront dominated. They are the ones who won this. Defensively, we started off slow. We missed too many tackles.”
South Point must face a big test this Friday for Homecoming Night. It will undoubtedly be their biggest test so far this year.
“It’s going to be a good challenge.” Devine said. “It’s a match-up that tells you where you are at.”
As for the upcoming games with North Gaston and Crest, Devine commented “We’re going to go against fire and lightning.”
As for Forestview’s part, Head Coach Chris Medlin had this to say “We got to keep fighting and playing hard. Turnovers were pretty big. We only got one or two. They (South Point) got several. You can’t do that against a good team and expect to win.”
Forestview has three more chances to redeem their playoff hopes. They play Ashbrook, Hunter Huss and close out the season at East Gaston.