Termites, Peewees win
Published 3:00 am Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Both the Pike Liberal Arts Peewee and Termite football teams walked away with shutout victories against Autauga on Tuesday night. The Termites began the night with a 20-0 win over Autauga, with the Peewee team followed suit by shutting out the Generals 28-0.
The Termites received a big night in all aspects of the game and improved their record to a perfect 3-0 on the season.
“We did it, making us 3-0 on the season, which is a really good start for us,” said Termite head coach Kevin Adams. “This is the best the Termites have looked in the past couple of years.”
The Termites came into this season with a really young team, but they have been able to rely on the older players on the team to set an example for the 13 third graders on the team playing football for the first time.
“They have all picked everything up really well,” Adams said. “I knew that we had a chance to be pretty good, but these guys have really played well together.”
All year long the Termites have gotten production from their fourth grade guys like Parker Adams, Carter Carroll, Chandler Tyson, Jackson Cleveland and Slade Renfroe have really stepped up to lead the young crop of football players on the team.
“Those guys have shown really good leadership,” Adams said. “I have some really good third graders this year that have really filled some holes.”
On Tuesday night the Termites had big plays from Carroll who punched the ball in the end zone from the two-yard line on a sweep. Later in the game Adams stripped the ball out of the arms of a Generals player as he was heading into the end zone.
Carroll scored his second touchdown of the night on a reverse, that he took 97-yards for the score.
The Termites have been able to run behind some road graters on the offensive side of the ball. Cleveland and Tyson have been the guys the Termites have run behind the entire season.
Adams closed out the scoring when he connected with Carroll on a touchdown pass from 45 yards out.
The PLAS Peewee team followed suit Tuesday night sweeping the Generals even after having to replace key players who out of the game do to an illness.
“We were short a couple of players because of step throat tonight,” said Peewee head coach David Nelson. “We had to switch some players around but they did a good job playing at different positions.”
Drew Nelson completed a deep pass from 51 yards out Tuesday night to Tre Holmes to kick off the scoring for PLAS.
Nelson also ran for the next two touchdowns on the night for the Patriots. Frankie Jeffcoat closed out the scoring for the Patriots on a 65-yard touchdown.
With the win the Patriots improve their record to 2-1 on the season and have consistently gotten better throughout the season.
“We have gotten a lot more aggressive when it comes to our tackling,” Nelson said. “We do a lot of instructional stuff doing practice. Now since we have had more time since our first game we have done more tackling and blocking drills.”
The Peewee team will be in action again on Tuesday when host Lakeside Academy at 6 p.m.
The Termites will be in action on Oct. 3 for the football jamboree.