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RHS Football Game Recap Week 2

Sweetwater Tops Rockwood 27-18

August  25, 2017 @ Sweetwater

Box Score 1 2 3 4 Final
Rockwood 0 0 6 12 18
Sweetwater 7 10 0 10 27

Game Summary By Ed Greif

The Rockwood Tigers made their first of two trips into Monroe County last Friday, dropping a 27-18 decision to the Sweetwater Wildcats and take their 1-1 record to Tellico Plains next Friday. The Wildcats led 17-0 at the half, but fought off a second-half rally by the Tigers to post the victory.

Rockwood had two possessions in the first quarter, picking up 28 yards rushing on 10 carries, with Joe Ashburn picking up 22 yards on three carries. Nate Brackett completed 1-of-3 passes for six yards. Trey Treadway had the 6-yard class.

Sweetwater scored on their second possession of the quarter on a 12-yard run by Ethan Holley with 1:08 remaining. Khayman King booted the PAT for the 7-0 lead. The ‘Cats picked 25 yards on seven carries and 13 yards on 3-of-3 passes.

Zander Price thrilled the Tiger faithful by returning the ensuing kick 65 yards to the Wildcat 20-yard line, but went three plays and out, as Treadway missed a 33-yard field goal with 11:45 left in the second quarter.

The Tigers’ defense led by Jonathan Gann and Tristan Tinker stopped the Wildcat drive and forced a punt, which was returned 19 yards by Price; however, the Tigers were stopped on downs at the Tiger 37-yard line.

Sweetwater then drove the distance in four plays to score on a 9-yard run Holley with 7:20 left in the half for the 13-0 lead. The PAT made it 14-0. Joe Ashburn returned the ensuing kick 19 yards, but the forced three plays and out.

Two plays later from the Tiger 45, Ashburn picked off Sweetwater quarterback Riley Turpeinen, but, again, the Tiger offense was forced to three plays and out.

Sweetwater took the ball at their 21-yard line and drove into Rockwood territory, where King booted a 33-yard field goal for a 17-0 lead with 27.5 seconds left in the half. Ryan McCain returned the ensuing kick 15 yards, but McCain’s halfback pass was intercepted by Matthew Kile.

Sweetwater mishandled the second half kick, recovered by Ashburn at the Wildcat 30-yard line. Brackett passed 25 yards to Treadway to the 5-yard line, while Caleb Bowen powered his way into the end zone with 11:27 left in the quarter to slice the lead to 17-6. Treadway’s PAT was no good. The fired up Tiger defense stopped the Wildcat to three plays and out, but the Wildcats forced another Tiger punt.

Sweetwater took over at their 30, but the Tiger defense led by Kaleb Garrett an Hayden Johnson stopped the Wildcats into a 26-yard punt. After a change of possessions, the Tigers took over at the Wildcat 34 and scored four plays later on McCain’s 8-yard run with 10:13 left in the game. The two-point conversion failed.

Sweetwater took the ensuing kick at their 40 and drove the distance in scored on a 23-yard field for a 20-12 advantage. Gann, Garrett, Dalton Moss, Ashbury, John Metcalfe and Shawn McNallie led the Tiger defense.

Tracy Treadway then exploded through the Wildcat defense with a 72 yard kickoff return to the Wildcat 13. Two plays later, Brackett scored from five yards to make the score 20-18, but the two-point conversion failed with 4:42 left in the game.

Sweetwater drove 65 yards on seven plays to take a 26-18 lead on Drew Hicks’ 19-yard run. The PAT made it 27-18. Rockwood ran three plays to end the game.

Team Stats RHS SHS
Number of Plays 42 58
Total Offense 182 338
Rushing Attempts - Yards 28 - 115 38 - 207
Passing: Completions - Atts 6 - 14 13 - 20
Passing Yards 67 131
Passing: Touchdowns - Ints 0 - 1 0 - 1
Fumbles - Lost 1 - 2 1 - 1
Turnovers 3 2
First Downs 7 17
First Downs - Rushing 3 11
First Downs - Passing 1 4
First Downs - Penalties 0 1
3rd Down Conversions/Atts 1/10 (10.0%) 3/13 (23.1%)
4th Down Conversions/Atts 0/2 (0.0%) 2/4 (50.0%)
Penalties - Yards 3 - 25 7 - 50
Punts - Average 7 - 28.6 4 - 33.0
Passing  Cmp Att Yds CMP% TD Int
ate Brackett 6 13 67 46.15 0 0
 Rushing Att Yds Avg TD
yan Mccain 7 58 8.3 1
oe Ashburn 8 45 5.6 0
aleb Bowen 4 11 2.8 1
ander Price 2 9 4.5 0
Receiving  Rec Yds Avg TD
rey Treadway 6 67 11.2 0
Defense  Int
oe Ashburn 1
 Punting Att Yds Avg I20
rey Treadway 7 200 28.6 0
 Kickoff Returns Att Yds Avg TD
rey Treadway 1 76 76.0 0
ander Price 1 65 65.0 0
oe Ashburn 2 34 17.0 0
yan McCain 1 15 15.0 0

Week 2 Rockwood Vs Sweetwater Players of the Week

Offense - #4 Ryan McCain
Defense - #54 Kaleb Garrett

Game Video Highlights and Post Game Huddles and Interviews
Rockwood Sports Network
Week 2 - Rockwood Vs Sweetwater. Video also includes Pre-Game Interview with the Midway Coach, Pre-game Locker Room and the Post-Game Huddle.


Rockwood Sports Network
Week 2 - Rockwood Vs Sweetwater Highlight Reel Video


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