7th-graders finish with a road victory

By Steve Sell
October 14, 2016

VALLEY CENTER — McPherson’s seventh-grade football team ended its season on a positive high Thursday by outlasting Valley Center, 20-13.

“This team won zero regular-season games the last two years, and the guys who stuck it out all season represented their team well and stayed eligible were able to finish 3-4 and on a high note,” MMS coach TJ Jackson said. “We are proud of the kids and excited to see where their growth can take them.”

Sky Schriner had a monster game with all three touchdowns and the 2-point conversion. He totaled 176 yards rushing.

Aiden Hoover had a nice game throwing the ball, including three completions to Collin Pearson. Trey Buckbee also came up with a huge 50-yard reception. Jackson said the offensive line did a great job of both run and pass blocking.

The defense did its job as well.

“Defensively the boys played tough and swarmed the ball,” Jackson said. “Javon Mattox had a pick at half to stop a drive and keep us up 14-7. Keeping with the status quo, Pearson and Hoover led the team in tackles and Curtis Landrum came up with big plays on three occasions tallying sacks for huge losses.”